Fort Wayne Komets

Former Komets relish championship brotherhood

Every team playing for a championship talks about how the bond between teammates is essential to success. Then, if they win, they talk about how close they are and how they will be brothers forever. But how long does that bond earned through sacrifice, competition and endurance actually last? ...

Long-distance Komets fan has unique story

When WOWO was pumping out sound at 50,000 watts, Bob Chase helped create hockey fans all over the world. He'd regularly receive letters from servicemen in Europe as far as the Mediterranean Sea and from U.S. embassies in South America where they were picking up the signal. Players said a perk ...

Komets win in Colorado to force Game 7

Garrett Thompson pumped home a Jason Binkley rebound 4:57 into the third period to give the Fort Wayne Komets at 3-2 win in Loveland, Colo., on Tuesday night to tie the ECHL's Western Conference Finals at 3-3. A decisive Game 7 will faceoff at 9:05 p.m., Fort Wayne time, tonight at the ...

KOMETS FLASHBACK: Fort Wayne dominated San Diego in 1993 finals

Editor's note: These stories originally appeared May 21, 2013, to commemorate the Komets' 1993 12-0 Turner Cup championship. Part two of three Though everyone considered the Fort Wayne Komets the underdog heading into the 1993 Turner Cup finals against the dominant San Diego Gulls, they ...

KOMETS FLASHBACK: 1993 Turner Cup photo gallery

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WANE’s Komets Inside The Zone for May 21

Glenn Marini and I look ahead to Tuesday's Game 6 in Colorado. Oh, and how my mother likes Glenn's legs. I'm not kidding. Honest. You can watch it by please clicking here.

BLAKE SEBRING: Section I fans’ Komets memories will last forever

A few years ago when everyone was a lot younger and before there was the pressure of expectations at Fort Wayne Komets games, Bishop Luers High School juniors Andy Landgraf and Roger Bireley attended an exhibition game setting up the 1990-91 season. "We needed to find a cheap place to sit ...

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 ...