Forward Of The Month: Jared Fisher, Fort Wayne Spacemen
A returning USPHL Premier player, Fisher (‘00/Fort Wayne, Ind.) has been unstoppable early on. In just three - count ‘em, three - games with the new Spacemen, he has already registered 16 points.
The majority of his eight goals have been scored in the high-traffic areas between the faceoff circles. Not only does he lead in overall points, but he has also been the No. 1 power-play man in the league with three goals and four assists with the man-advantage. He also leads the Spacemen in average shots per game with 13, and more than 65 percent of his shots taken are on target.
The Fort Wayne Spacemen have added a slew of new players, both local and international, as the inaugural season for the junior hockey team nears.
Logan Robins, Lucas Robins, Jack Huffman, Lance Giovenco, Toms Barens, Immy Johnson and Jimin Kim are all now part of the United States Premier Hockey League team, head coach Kaleigh Schrock announced. The Robinses and Huffman were introduced during a news conference at the SportONE/Parkview Icehouse. Giovenco, Barens, Johnson, and Kim will join them later.
The Robins brothers join the team after playing together at Leo and the Parkview Sports Medicine Force. This last season, Logan was with the Indy Fuel junior team.
Carroll produced Jack Huffman joins the Spacemen days after his brother, Trey, signed with the franchise.
Goaltender Lance Giovenco, of Kentucky, joins the Spacemen after playing for the Jersey Shore Whalers in the USPHL last year.
Giovenco's Whalers teammate Tom Barens, of Latvia, will also suit up for the Spacemen.
Immy Johnson, of Minnesota, has been picked up by Fort Wayne after playing for the now-defunct Tri-City Icehawks last year.
Rounding out this group of signings is Jimin Kim, who most recently played in the Czech Republic.
Head coach Kaleigh Schrock says more additions will come over the next few weeks, as the Spacemen try to fill their roster before the Sept. 14 inaugural game on the road.
The Fort Wayne Spacemen are proud to announce the signing of Jared Fisher. A forward from Ft Wayne, IN, Fisher played the 2018-19 season for the
Skipjacks Hockey Club at the U18 level. Spacemen General Manager John Finch had this to say about Fisher. "getting a player of Jared's caliber was a priority for our club and the fact that he is a hometown boy makes it all that much better. He has good speed and we are excited to see what he can do in a full season at the Junior level."
Fort Wayne Spacemen Head Coach Kaleigh Schrock had this say, “Jared will be an impact player for our program. I have high expectations for him at this level and he has high expectations for himself. I’m excited to help him grow.”
ABOUT THE SPACEMEN
The Fort Wayne Spacemen are proud members of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. The USPHL which operates in 17 of the 50 United States, is the nation’s largest amateur hockey league.
The ultimate goal of the Ft Wayne Spacemen, is to prepare and develop players for college hockey and beyond. The Spacemen will compete in the Premier Midwest – East Division which is made up of teams from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Teams are made up of players ranging from 17-21 years old and coming from all around the world.
Ft Wayne offers State of the Art Facilities to assist with player development. The Spacemen’s home rink is the SportOne Parkview Ice House. The off ice conditioning and trainer facilities are located on the same campus at the SportOne Parkview Fieldhouse. The team is committed to World Class Coaching, Professional Trainers and Medical Staff all housed in our modern facilities, making the Ft Wayne Spacemen a top quality team and destination for any Junior Hockey Player striving to get to the next level.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the Spacemen!
Spacemen win 4-3 ! 5 points on the weekend! Way to go boys!