Fort Wayne Komets

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets deserve more praise than blame

Less than an hour after Wednesday night's decisive Game 7 ended, some Komets fans started asking on social media which players A) would be back or B) which the fans wanted back. There's no such thing as decorum anymore, even in minor league sports where everything gets treated like a fantasy ...

Colorado Eagles ruin Fort Wayne Komets’ Kelly Cup dream in overtime

All series long, the Fort Wayne Komets controlled the Colorado Eagles' power play, but they gave up one chance too many. Ryan Olsen scored off the rush at the 10:34 mark of overtime Wednesday night to give the Eagles a 4-3 game win and series win over the Komets in Loveland, Colo. Fort Wayne ...

Komets notes: Game seven loss to Colorado Eagles will take a while to get past

This loss might affect everyone on the Komets throughout most of the summer. Losing a 3-1 third-period lead when they were dominating Game 7 will haunt them, maybe even until they get another chance at a long playoff run. The total goals in the series were 19-19. The road team won three times, ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets looking forward to a “fun” Game 7

At some key point in tonight's game, maybe when the pressure and tension are at their highest, someone on the Fort Wayne Komets' bench will lean over so everyone can hear and say, "Man, ain't this fun?" And maybe that will crack everyone else up. After winning the most-intense game of the ...

Komets notes: Game 7s are rare and always intense

This will be the second Game 7 in the ECHL playoffs this season. Allen and Idaho went seven during the first round. There haven't been any in the American Hockey League playoffs this season. There was one previous Game 7 this spring in the National Hockey League as Winnipeg beat Nashville. ...

Komets legends enjoyed playing in Game 7s

Players always say they never feel more alive than when playing in a Game 7. Every part of them is focused, aware and responsive. Hockey Game 7s are unique in professional playoffs because of their intensity, energy and emotion swings, and that includes the crowds. The Komets have a 9-4 ...

Former Komet gets new coaching job

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits have named former Komet Kevin Kerr as their new coach. He replaces Fort Wayne-native and former Komet Brian Gratz who was let go after three seasons. Kerr played 43 games with the Komets in 1989-90 and 13 in 1990-91. He was mostly known, at least to Fort Wayne ...

Leo Thomas named new Macon Mayhem head coach

From a Mayhem press release: The Macon Mayhem have named Leo Thomas as the team’s new Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, the team announced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. “I would like to thank team owners Bob and Diane Kerzner for this great opportunity,” ...

Lineup changes for Game 7

Heading into tonight's Game 7 in Loveland, Colo., the Fort Wayne Komets have placed defenseman Ryan Culkin and forward Artur Tyanulin on reserve and have activated rookies forward Phelix Martineau and defenseman Kevin McKernan. There are presently no changes for the Eagles. The referees for ...

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 ...