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Time to submit Ask The Beat Writer questions for Fort Wayne Komets

Please reply to this post or send them to bsebring@news-sentinel.com, on Twitter @bsebring or through Messenger on Facebook to make sure I see them. What would you like to learn about your favorite hockey team? We'll look to run the answers late next week. As always, personal lives are ...

Fort Wayne Komets add four players

From a Komets press release: The Komets announced Thursday that four players have been added to the preseason roster. Pros Jeff King and Thomas Ebbing have agreed to terms along with rookie forwards Trent Fox and Mathieu Nadeau. King, 22, will be entering second full season as a pro after ...

Fort Wayne Komets continue to narrow affiliation hopes

Komets General Manager David Franke said Monday afternoon he expects to hear within two weeks if Fort Wayne will have an affiliation with the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights and the AHL's Chicago Wolves. "It's more in their hands now and I'm just waiting for them to get some paperwork back to me," ...

Ask The Beat Writer: Fort Wayne Komets for Aug. 4

As the start of a regular new News-Sentinel.com feature, we’ll attempt to answer questions from the fans every two weeks or so. Fans can submit questions by replying to this story, through email at bsebring@news-sentinel.com, on Twitter @blakesebring or on Facebook. Sarah Knight: When will ...

Fort Wayne Komets announce six signings

From a Komets press release: The Komets announced Wednesday that they have added six players to the 2018-19 preseason roster. Forwards Danny Moynihan, Joseph Widmar, Charlie Graaskamp, Brandon Morley, and Chase Phelps along with goaltender Kyle Hayton have each agreed to terms. Moynihan, ...

Ask The Beat Writer: Fort Wayne Komets for July 20

As the start of a regular new News-Sentinel.com feature, we’ll attempt to answer questions from the fans every two weeks or so. Fans can submit questions by replying to this story, through email at bsebring@news-sentinel.com, on Twitter @blakesebring or on Facebook. We've already got enough ...

Blake Siebenaler rallying after season-ending injury in Cleveland

Last season was supposed to be Blake Siebenaler's big year. The Fort Wayne product entered the second year of his three-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets excited about his chances to improve and showcase what he had learned as a rookie with the American Hockey League's Cleveland ...

David Franke: Komets waiting for August to heat up for key signings

The more patient Fort Wayne Komets fans are in July, the better things could be in August and September, General Manager David Franke said Wednesday. The Komets have signed nine players for the 2018-19 season which is as many as any other ECHL team. The problem is, the Komets lost so much with ...

Former Komet Kyle Thomas signs AHL contract

From a Utica Comets press release: Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the team has signed forward Kyle Thomas and goaltender Ivan Kulbakov to one-year AHL contracts. Kulbakov, 21, played in 22 games with the ECHL’s Quad City Mallards, finishing with an 11-11-0 ...

Surprise winner named Fort Wayne’s Favorite local pro hockey player

In a shocking upset, Fort Wayne's Favorite locally produced pro hockey player isn't Komets greats Colin Chin or Kaleigh Schrock or even former NHL players Dale Purinton and Fred Knipscheer. It's Ryan Potts who participated in a couple of training camps and played five games with the Komets ...

Kalamazoo’s Joel Martin has announced his retirement

Wings goaltending ace Joel Martin will become an assistant coach for Nick Bootland. Martin has always been a class act and it seemed he always played his best against the Komets. I always enjoyed talking to him, and I'm glad those opportunities will continue. Plus, the Wings will always have a ...

Fort Wayne Komets sign former Kelly Cup-winning goaltender

The Fort Wayne Komets decided some of their goaltending situation with the signing of Kelly Cup champion Lukas Hafner on Monday. He was part of the last two Colorado Eagles championship teams and was in net for the 2017 title. "He's played in some big games," Komets General Manager David ...

New Komets goaltender Lukas Hafner anxious to get started in Fort Wayne

Lukas Hafner has had a remarkable first two years in professional hockey, and now he'd like something a little more normal which is one reason why the goaltender signed Monday with the Fort Wayne Komets. "Fort Wayne was at the top of my list as soon as the season ended," Hafner said. "When I ...

Cody Sol hoping to leave Fort Wayne Komets’ playoff loss behind

After the Fort Wayne Komets lost Game 7 of the ECHL's Western Conference Finals in Colorado, it took Cody Sol a bit to wind down. "That whole ride home, 22 hours on the bus was kind of stodgy," the veteran defenseman said. "You hang out with friends and talk about the season and stuff, all the ...

Time to submit Ask the Beat Writer questions for Fort Wayne Komets

There's currently are about six questions that have been submitted, but we'd like some more. Please reply to this post or send them to bsebring@news-sentinel.com, on Twitter @bsebring or through Messenger on Facebook to make sure I see them. What would you like to learn about your favorite ...

A few Fort Wayne Komets notes

As they always do, the Fort Wayne Komets will march in the Three Rivers Festival Parade on Saturday morning. There will be some Legends and Jamie Schaafsma will walk along with Icy. Shawn Szydlowski told me he was going to come down to walk as well. There might be a few surprise ...

Fort Wayne Komets’ Daniel Maggio signs with Tuscon Roadrunners

After he played 13 games for them last year this probably shouldn't be a surprise, but the Komets have lost defenseman/forward Daniel Maggio has signed a contract with the American Hockey League's Tucson Roadrunners. Maggio, 27, played 13 games with the Roadrunners last season with one ...