Training camp was more competitive than in recent years as rookies such as Bryant Molle, Stephon Thorne, J.M. Rizk. Tom Mele and David Starenky surprised, and the Komets said goodbye to mainstays P.C. Drouin and Brandon Warner. On their 60th opening night, the Komets lost to Evansville 5-0 on opening night and trailed the IceMen 2-0 the next game before Nick Boucher made a miraculous save on Todd Robinson to start a comeback victory on a night when the Komets retired Guy Dupuis's No. 2 to the rafters,.
Two big holes were filed with the signings of veteran defensemen Brent Henley and Jamie Lovell to stabilize the defense. The Komets continued to struggle early, going 5-5, but the pieces were falling into place. A tip off were wins at Rapid City and at Evansville as the Komets won five out of six road games during one stretch. Newcomers Brett Smith and Bobby Chaumont clicked right away with 20 and 18 points respectively during the month. Boucher was also hot with an 8-3-0 start.
Proving last year was forgotten, the Komets put together their best month in several years with an 11-2-1 record. Boucher was amazing with a 10-1-1 mark, a 2.04 goals against average and .930 save percentage to earn CHL Goaltender of the Month honors. Chaumont and Smith continued to score just about every night, and Colin Chaulk ended his usual slow start with a point per game. Chris Auger broke out by scoring nine goals in 11 games.
The first major scoring slump of the season hit as the Komets scored only 21 goals over a nine-game stretch. The first major injuries of hte season also hit as Brett Smith, Chris Auger and Dustin Molle missed significant time s the Komets struggled to hold onto first place in the Turner Conference. Boucher and Brett Smith represented the Komets at the CHL All-Star Game. The team also got some help with the trade of rookie defenseman Tristin Llewellyn to Missouri for goaltender Gerry Festa.
The Komets won four games in a row to start the month, but then had all kinds of trouble with last-place Bloomington. Colin Chaulk tried to repay Bloomington's Ryan Palmer for a mid-January hit on Brett Smith and suffered a concussion during the fight. Then Bryant Molle and Nick Boucher earned suspensions for seeking retribution during a brawl in the next game against the Blaze. That led to losing four out of five games as the Komets fell behind Evansville in the standings.
The regular-season's last month started poorly as the Ks went 1-4-4. They rallied to win four of their last five games to pass Evansville for the Turner Conference title on the last weekend. They got a huge addition on March 15 when Mike Vaskivuo was claimed off waivers to replace Artem Podshendyalov. Frankie DeAngelis was named first-team all-league, and Boucher was voted Komets' MVP by his teammates. Henley and Smith shared the Unsung Hero honor and Auger was named Rookie of the Year.