Training camp opens officially on Oct. 5, and the Komets are expecting up to 30 players — approximately 17 forwards, 10 defensemen and three or four goaltenders — to participate. There are currently 22 players on the preseason roster with Wednesday's addition of rookie forward Reid Halabi. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound right wing earned 181 penalty minutes in 57 games last year for Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League while scoring three goals and eight points.
The regular season opens Oct. 16 at Kalamazoo before the home opener Oct. 17 against Kalamazoo. The gametime for the Oct. 16 contest has been changed from the originally announced 7 p.m. face-off to 7:30 p.m.