Fort Wayne Komets

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. ...

Do you remember this key save of the game?

There were two key points to Wednesday's Komets 4-2 win over Colorado in Game 3 of the ECHL's Western Conference Finals. The first one was this save by Fort Wayne goaltender Michael Houser on Colorado captain Matt Garbowski The score was 1-1 with about 3:30 left in the period when Garbowski ...

Komets, fans, trying to find restful sleep patterns

Playoff hockey games are all about passion, excitement, energy and drama. And when they are over, it's almost impossible for fans — and especially kids on school nights — to settle down to sleep. Now, imagine how hard it is for a player who has been jacked up on caffeine and adrenalin for ...

Notes from practice

The Komets didn't get home last night until about 3 a.m. — or just about the same time the Eagles were scheduled to leave Loveland, Colo. Obviously, travel situations are not ideal for either team. Or for Cohny who deserves stick taps for gutting through his own road trip nightmares. He truly ...

Komets 2018-19 full schedule

OCTOBER 12 — at Indy, 7:35 p.m.; 13 — at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m.; 19 — at Kalamazoo, 7:35 p.m.; 20 — Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m.; 26 — Toledo, 8 p.m.; 27 — at Toledo, 7:15 p.m. NOVEMBER 2 — Indy, 8 p.m.; 3 — Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m.; 7 — at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m.; 9 — at Rapid ...

View from the other side

Cris Tiller of the Loveland Reporter-Herald has filed a story about the Eagles' perspective on Sunday's pregame altercation. You can read it by please clicking here.