Fort Wayne Komets

Komets notes: Rookie goaltender Cam Lanigan is impressive

Komets coach Gary Graham said there's a chance rookie goaltender Cam Lanigan may make his Memorial Coliseum debut for tonight's game against Kansas City. Lanigan, 25, played two games on the recent road trip, winning at Reading and losing in a shootout at Adirondack, stopping 92 of 99 ...

Lamplighters’ annual Komets legends event is Thursday

Lamp Lighters Hockey Ministry is going to host its annual fundraiser Thursday evening at the Parkview Icehouse. Among the Komets legends scheduled to attend are Nick Boucher, Guy Dupuis, Eddie Long and current Komet Justin Hodgman who has done a few legendary things during his career. There ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets almost lost but starting to look like winners again

Even before Justin Hodgman ripped the game-winning goal in overtime Wednesday night, the Fort Wayne Komets looked like they were getting back to finding ways to win rather than all the ways they've been finding to lose of late. The Komets rallied behind a Cody Sol goal with 33 seconds left to ...

Former Komet Nick Wheeler has joined another team, the Navy

When Nick Wheeler played 33 games for the Komets in 2012-13, he was known as a scrappy defenseman, a team-first guy who gave a consistently solid effort every game, one of the bright points of a rough Fort Wayne season. Those 33 games were the most Wheeler played anywhere during a four-year ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Jamie Schaafsma is worthy captain during Komets’ tough times

Because he's 35 years old and he's won a ton of championships during his 14-year professional career, Jamie Schaafsma knows every physical trick to help win hockey games, things players 10 years younger are baffled by. He's the smartest guy in the locker room, and that experience is what the ...

WANE’s Inside The Zone for March 26

Glenn Marini and I talk about the Komets getting out of their recent slump and who should win the ECHL Most Valuable Player Award. You can watch it by please clicking here.

BLAKE SEBRING: Gary Graham believes losing streak will help Komets

After Gabriel Desjardins' overtime goal gave the Komets a 5-4 win over Wichita on Saturday night, ending Fort Wayne's four-game losing streak, you'd have thought coach Gary Graham would be relieved or even ecstatic. Instead, he was philosophical. "I liked all the adversity we've been going ...

Roster moves heading into Friday’s Komets game

Heading into tonight's game at Indy, the Komets have released rookie Russell Jordan and have activated captain Jamie Schaafsma off injured reserve. Schaafsma has not played in a game since Feb. 17 because of elbow and abdominal injuries. He just resumed skating this week, so don't expect him to ...

Komets stymied again by 3-2 margin

For just the second time in five years under coach Gary Graham, the Fort Wayne Komets have lost four games in a row, and this time they've all been by 3-2 scores. Friday night, Indy Fuel goaltender Etienne Marcoux made 38 saves to beat the ECHL's highest-scoring team. For the sixth time in the ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets are baffled by recent slump

The players in the Fort Wayne Komets' postgame locker room Wednesday night all looked like a boxer who had just gotten knocked out with an uppercut. They knew what happened, but they weren't exactly sure how. As much as the 6,794 Memorial Coliseum fans, they were trying to figure out the 3-2 ...

ECHL, PHPA agree to five-year extension

From an ECHL press release: The Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA) and ECHL today announced the ratification of a new five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The new CBA, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023, has been ratified by ECHL players and approved by the ...

When the Warbirds play, the hockey is fun but secondary

For the last three years, the Northeast Indiana Warbirds have raised charity money by playing hockey games. They've raised money for Shepherd's House, the United Service Organization of Indiana, Christine's Angels, the Whitley County Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Forklift, a soup kitchen ...

Couple receiving incredible response returning jerseys to former Komets

Komets General Manager always says, "Once a Komet, always a Komet," but what does that mean? Bill Oberg and Sue Hansen have helped answer that and define it a little. Around Christmas, they started some jerseys they had accumulated over the years to former players. The way they figured it, ...

Garrett Thompson released from AHL

The Komets' forward played two games with the Wild and had no points and was minus-2. He's now played 106 games in the American Hockey League. He's having a great season in Fort Wayne with a career-high 26 goals and 64 points in 58 games.

Komets lose Zac Larraza to a call-up

Good for him because he's been a beast of late. Too bad we won't get to hear more "Viva Larraza!" from Shane for a while. From a Tucson Roadrunners press release: The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, announced the recall of forward Zac Larraza ...