Fort Wayne Komets

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 ...

Fort Wayne Komets players looking for new opportunities in Europe

The season has barely finished and it feels like almost daily the Fort Wayne Komets have been losing key players off their roster. Phelix Martineau signed with Laval of the American Hockey League even before the playoffs finished, and Gabriel Desjardins (Sweden), Mason Baptista (Germany) and ...

Fort Wayne Komets features of the year

In no particular order, and I had that only vote that counted since I had to put this together. Just thought it'd be fun to take a look back and help us all ease down from postseason hangovers. Plus, it was a great excuse to run this picture of Makayla again, and you can't beat that! Lifelong ...

Garrett Thompson is leaving for Norway

Komets forward Garrett Thompson has signed to play with Frisk Asker in Norway next season. He played the last three seasons with the Komets, scoring 29 goals and 71 in 67 regular-season games this year and scoring seven goals and 16 points in 18 playoff games. He finished fifth in the ECHL ...

Fort Wayne Komets announced first protected list

Other key ECHL summer dates listed below. From a Komets press release: The Komets announced their protected list of players Friday as submitted to the ECHL following the 2017-18 season. The list of 19 players includes 11 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders. Forwards include ...

Don’t freak out Fort Wayne Komets fans

The Komets released their initial 19-man protected roster for the summer and there were a few names missing. Along with Tuscon-contracted players Michael Houser, Artur Tyanulin, Trevor Cheek and Ryan Culkin, the Komets also left off Daniel Maggio and Dennis Kravchenko off the list. They have ...

ECHL selects new commissioner

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of Ryan Crelin to succeed Brian McKenna as Commissioner of the League. The transition will occur during the off-season and Crelin will assume the duties as the Commissioner and ...

Komets are pulling for Vegas and Gerard Gallant in Stanley Cup Finals

When the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight with the Vegas Golden Knights taking on the Washington Capitals, there will be a lot of Fort Wayne fans paying attention. The Golden Knights have captured the attention of all hockey fans by reaching the championship round in their initial season ...

Komets raise nearly $25,000 for charity

From a Komets press release: The Komets held their annual End-of-Season Party and Charity Jersey Auction Friday night at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The highest bid of the night was $2,500 for ECHL MVP Shawn Szydlowski's #27 sweater. It was the second time Szydlowski's jersey ...

Gary Graham still pushing to achieve his major goal for Komets

Mr. Komet Eddie Long once said that the absolute worst thing about losing in the playoffs is that you have to start completely over the next season. That's what Komets coach Gary Graham is feeling now as the team closed up the 2017-18 season with Friday night's annual fan party and jersey ...