Behind the ECHL Benches – Bernie John, Indy Fuel

A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Bernie John is set to begin his first full season as head coach of the Fuel. John served as an assistant coach for Indy since its inaugural season in 2014-15 before taking over as the club’s head coach for the final 13 games of the 2015-16 campaign.

Long familiar with Indianapolis hockey, John served as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 Indiana Ice, winners of the Clark Cup as USHL champions. Before joining the coaching ranks, John enjoyed a 13-year professional playing career, including five seasons with the CHL’s Indianapolis Ice from 1999 to 2004, during which John helped the Ice claim the 2000 Ray Miron President’s Cup as CHL champions.

Coaching Record

Reg. Season



Gms W L T
2015-16 Indy Fuel (ECHL) 13 5 6 2
ECHL Totals
13 5 6 2