Fort Wayne Komets

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets are in trouble, but what else is new?

If the anticipation will allow it, everybody better come home from work or school on Tuesday and snuggle in for a quick nap. The Fort Wayne Komets and Colorado Eagles will play Game 6 at 9 p.m., Fort Wayne time, and it should be a lot of fun despite the stress. It'll either be the Komets' last ...

Komets notes: Heading West, sharp-dressed man and everyone missed this one

Sporting a snappy orange tie and handkerchief along with his usual immaculate suit, Indianapolis Fuel broadcaster Terry Ficorelli made his third Memorial Coliseum playoff visit of the spring on Saturday night. Whenever his team is eliminated, Ficorelli will often make a few trips to Fort Wayne ...

Maybe a little bit of a blueprint for Komets

This series reminds me so much of the 2012 Central Hockey League semifinals the Komets played against the Missouri Mavericks, still one of my all-time favorite playoff series to cover. Charlie Effinger provided the template for Joe Cannata in goal. This is when Effinger said, "Their leadership ...

Komets notes: Shawn Szydlowski says he feels 100 percent

Up until warm-ups Friday night, ECHL Most Valuable Player Shawn Szydlowski wasn't sure he was going to play. He had to convince coach Gary Graham that he was able to move effectively after missing Wednesday's game with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Szydlowski looked a little more like his ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Flat start costs Komets series lead

This season's Fort Wayne Komets are always their most vulnerable when they have things going their way. Friday night, that cost them when they tried to play 20 minutes to win 60. The Colorado Eagles got a pair of first-period goals from star Michael Joly off Fort Wayne turnovers to beat the ...

Komets coaches are having as much fun as players

As soon as his post-game press conference ended Wednesday night — about 20 minutes after the final horn — coach Gary Graham had already put the Komets' Game 3 win over Colorado into the past. He had to start getting ready for tonight's Game 4. "You just have to look at the film and try to ...

Roster changes before Game 4

The Komets have activated Shawn Szydlowski and placed Kevin McKernan on reserve, while Colorado has activated leading scorer J.C. Beaudin and has placed Ben Storm on reserve. I've been told that Szydlowski will see how he does in warm-ups and will be a gametime decision. Referees tonight at ...

Komets capitalize on two-man power play to take 2-1 series lead

Fort Wayne Komets coach Gary Graham has a belief that if a team scores a power-play goal on a 5-on-3 situation or kills off an opponents' 5-on-3 advantage, the successful team ends up winning 90 percent of the time. Over Graham's five years as the team's boss, the theory has proven so accurate ...

Komets notes: Fort Wayne expecting Colorado’s best effort in Game 4

Though the Komets gained a major advantage by winning and the way they played in Game 3, everyone in the Fort Wayne locker room is expecting Colorado's best game of the series on Friday for Game 4. The Eagles are the defending ECHL champions and they got there by having a lot of heart. That ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets’ depth keeps stepping up during playoffs

As the Memorial Coliseum's homemade fan sign says, a lot of little things add up to the big thing. Every player must contribute because, as Komets coach Gary Graham likes to say, there can't be any passengers if the team wants to win a championship. As they prepare for tonight's Game 3 of the ...

WANE’s Tuesday practice report

Wonder who's going to start in goal tonight for the Komets? You can watch interviews with Gary Graham and Garrett Thompson by please clicking here.

Komets are sitting Shawn Szydlowski tonight

The Komets will play Game 3 of the ECHL's Kelly Cup Western Conference Finals tonight without their best player. League Most Valuable Player Shawn Szydlowski will sit out due to an undisclosed lower-body injury. The team placed Szydlowski on reserve today, according to the ECHL transactions. ...