Fort Wayne Komets

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I've been thinking about this for a while, but it seems like this might be the right time to try something new with our Komets coverage. I'd like to start an "Ask the beat writer" segment where fans can ask questions and then I try to go find the answers for you. I'd present the questions to ...

Fort Wayne Komets talking to Kyle Thomas and other potential returnees

After getting back into the office following last week's ECHL annual meetings in Las Vegas, Komets General Manager David Franke is working the phones hard. He'd like to sign a few returning players this week before he has to determine his eight-man qualifying list which is due to the league ...

New Fort Wayne Komet Kevin Gibson excited about opportunity

Know how there's sometimes one or two players on the opposing team who play so hard and with such grit that you take a second to wonder, "Man, it would be interesting to see how that guy would fit on my team?" That's how Fort Wayne Komets management and coach Gary Graham have always looked at ...

Fort Wayne Komets lose ECHL Most Valuable Player Shawn Szydlowski to Norway

The Fort Wayne Komets are looking for a new face of the franchise. ECHL Most Valuable Player and 2017-18 scoring leader Shawn Szydlowski has signed to play in Frisk Asker, Norway next season, joining Komets teammate Garrett Thompson. Szydlowski played the last five seasons in Fort Wayne, ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Fort Wayne Komets have a proven gameplan for rebuilding

It's been an anxiety-filled, knee-buckling week for Fort Wayne Komets fans, and Wednesday morning's breakfast came up fast with the news that ECHL Most Valuable Player Shawn Szydlowski had signed to play in Norway next season. He joins Garrett Thompson, Mason Baptista and Gabriel Desjardins who ...

Pyromaniacs Fireworks hosting Customer Appreciation Night

If you didn't know, Komets coach Gary Graham has a side business called Pyromaniacs Fireworks at Time Corners, 5972 W. Jefferson Blvd. You can read about it by clicking on the link below from 2016. RELATED: Side job selling fireworks lights fire under Fort Wayne Komets coach Gary ...

Fort Wayne Komets representatives heading to ECHL annual meetings

The Fort Wayne Komets will be represented by nine front-office personnel at the 2018 ECHL Hockey Summer Meetings this week at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Komets President Michael Franke and his brother, General Manager David Franke, left Sunday and the rest of the staff ...

Fort Wayne Komets add first two signings for 2018-19 season

From a Komets press release The Komets announced from the ECHL league meetings in Las Vegas Monday that two players have inked agreements for 2018-19. Forward Anthony Petruzzelli has agreed to terms and will return to the Fort Wayne roster and fourth-year defenseman Kevin Gibson has agreed ...

Fort Wayne Komets, Arizona Coyotes and Tucson Roadrunners end affiliation

Tucked away in the next-to-last line of Monday afternoon's press release was "The Komets also announced Monday that they have mutually agreed with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL to not renew their affiliation for 2018-19. The Komets will continue to pursue new affiliation options." With Komets ...

Fort Wayne Komets General Manager David Franke reacts to end of affiliation

Komets General Manager David Franke said Monday evening he was a little disappointed that the NHL's Arizona Coyotes and AHL's Tucson Roadrunners decided to end their affiliation with Fort Wayne after one season. "I think the organization wanted to explore and look around and see what else was ...

BLAKE SEBRING: This Father’s Day is going to be different

Originally published in 2015. Please especially pay attention to the ending. This is going to be a very strange Father’s Day for me, the first since my dad passed May 15. Since I’m not a father, I don’t quite know how to spend Sunday. It almost seems superfluous to spend all day ...

Former Fort Wayne Komet Brian Boulay has passed

Former Komets defenseman Brian Boulay passed away Saturday from an acute asthma attack, according to his obituary. Boulay, 34, was living in Dublin, Ireland and among others leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter Maeve. ...

Fort Wayne Komets announce second ECHL protected list

The Fort Wayne Komets announced their official season-ending roster on Friday, and there were no surprises. The Komets had already announced their first protected list on June 1, and there only change to the current list is removing rookie defenseman Kevin McKernan whose rights were traded to ...

Fort Wayne Komets complete future considerations deal

From a Komets press release: The Komets announced today that they have dealt the rights to defenseman Kevin McKernan to South Carolina. The deal completes the trade for future considerations made with the Stingrays last September for defenseman Mitch Nylen. McKernan, 23, joined the Komets ...

Q&A with incoming ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin

Part of the ECHL's mission is to promote the next generation of hockey, and that includes off the ice as well as on. Though he's turning 34 years old this summer, Ryan Crelin has been involved in the business side of the ECHL for 12 years, and sometime this summer he'll become the league's ...