The Fort Wayne Spacemen will prepare for what should be an amazing home stretch, especially considering that 11 of their games between January and late February will be on home ice, SportONE ParkView Ice House.
The Spacemen have put up some impressive performances, both individually as players and as a team. This combination certainly piqued the interest of the many college coaches at the USPHL Chicago Showcase that ran from Dec. 19-22.
Captain Jared Fisher, a 2000-born Fort Wayne native, scored seven points a season ago with his previous team. Now, here in 2019-20, he is the leading scorer for all of the USPHL Premier. His 40 goals and 36 assists give him 76 points in 32 games played. With 12 more games to go and Fisher averaging well over two points per game, the 100-point mark just may be in sight.
At the showcase, he posted two goals and three assists for five points, and these were timely points. He scored his team’s second goal and assisted on the game-tying goal that sent the Spacemen into OT against a very strong Rum River Mallards team, which eventually won in the extra session.
“Jared has been a great leader on and off the ice for the Spacemen this season and we are excited to follow his future endeavors in hockey,” said John Finch, the President and General Manager of the Spacemen.
Two other players were also earning a lot of attention as their youth gives them a lot of future potential and upside in the eyes of college coaches.
Logan Robins (‘02/Detroit, Mich.) put together a five-game scoring streak in December, leading him to a total of 24 points in 31 games.
“Logan has come a long way in his first season of junior hockey,” Finch said.
Robins scored goals in three straight showcase games, including against the Mallards and another top USPHL squad, the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.
Corbin Scheibel is an ‘03 and another Fort Wayne product getting the job done for his hometown team. He commanded a lot of college attention at the showcase.
He came into the showcase off a four point game on Dec. 13 against the Motor City Hockey Club, followed by a hat trick the next night. Schiebel has 11 goals and 18 points in his first junior season.
“The Spacemen have a good contingent of young players looking to make the jump to the next level,” added Finch. “Coach Schrock is happy with the progress his first year team has shown.”