Fort Wayne Komets

Komets defenseman Dan Maggio leads the rush up-ice during the first period Saturday night at Indy. (Photos courtesy of Whiteshark Photography,)

Shawn Szydlowski, Michael Houser leads Komets past Fuel

Behind the play of Shawn Szydlowski and Michael Houser, the Fort Wayne Komets are continuing to dominate December. Szydlowski had a hat trick and four points, and Houser made 45 saves as Fort Wayne defeated Indy 5-2 on the road Saturday night. The Komets are 7-1 during the month as Szydlowski ...

Gabriel Desjardins scored two goals Friday night in the Komets' 5-2 win over Indy. (By Blake Sebring of

Gabriel Desjardins continues stepping up for Komets

Probably the most overlooked player on the Fort Wayne Komets has been showing his worth of late. Friday's game against the Indy Fuel was lacking something until Gabriel Desjardins provided some of it with a pair of second-period goals. One was a laser of a slap shot, while the other hit him in ...


Book signing at tonight’s game

I'll be signing copies of "On to the Show: Fort Wayne's lasting impact on the NHL and the greater hockey world" at tonight's game from 7-8 p.m. I'll be in the upper lobby after the coliseum personnel check your tickets. Books are also on sale at the souvenir stand.

Dan Maggio has thrived for the Komets this season despite playing both forward and defenseman. (By Blake Sebring of

Komets’ Dan Maggio having fun playing two positions

When the ECHL is nicknamed as the "Ever-Changing Hockey League" because of call-ups and injuries, a player who can skate effectively at both forward and defense is a coach's dream come true. The Komets' Daniel Maggio is probably even better than that. Maggio started his career with the ...

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Komets drop Cincinnati road game, other notes

The Komets' defense faltered and their five-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday in Cincinnati. Despite goals from Shawn Szydlowski, Garrett Thompson and Bobby Shea, the Komets lost 6-3 to fall to 5-4-0 on the road. The Komets out-shot the Cyclones 42-22, but Cincinnati goaltender Jonus ...

Komets forward Garrett Thompson has gotten hot lately, which is one reason why his team has as well. (By Blake Sebring of

Why do the Komets always dominate December?

As part of his duties as the Komets Director of Communications, Chuck Bailey keeps track of statistics that sometimes add up to something interesting. Such as, during their five Novembers under coach Gary Graham, the Komets are 32-24-4, but during their last five Decembers they are 33-12-6. ...

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Komets’ Cody Sol getting a trim for cancer charity

Just like the character Thor he's been nicknamed for did during his recent movie, Komets defenseman Cody Sol is going for a haircut. No, he's not been captured and being tied to the chair, but Sol is getting his locks chopped willingly and for a great cause. This is incredibly personal as Sol ...


This book can still arrive in time for Christmas

There are only seven professional hockey teams that have lasted longer than the Fort Wayne Komets’ 66 years, allowing the city to have a huge influence on the National Hockey League and the greater hockey world. The legacy includes broadcasters Mike Emrick and Kevin Weekes, Montreal Canadiens ...

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Tailing the Komets: Artur Tyanulin recalled to Tucson

Tyanulin, 20, has scored seven goals and 17 points in 13 games with Fort Wayne. Prior to his initial assignment to Fort Wayne, the rookie appeared in one AHL game with the Roadunners. This is Tyanulin's second reassignment to Tucson since he began the season with the Komets on Oct. 27.

Komets foward Mason Baptista scores the game-winning goal on a breakaway Saturday against Quad City goaltender C.J. Motte. (By Blake Sebring of

Observations on Saturday’s Komets game

That was one of the odder Komets' games in recent memory, and not only because Jamie Schaafsma scored empty-net goals for both teams. The Komets fell behind Quad City 2-0 on Saturday night before rallying to win 5-3 before 7,696 Memorial Coliseum fans. The win was the Komets' fourth in a row ...

Komets forward Taylor Crunk goes down to block a shot on an Orlando power play. (By Blake Sebring of

Fort Wayne Komets are closing gap on Toledo

Holy, Toledo! The Fort Wayne Komets are running up the ECHL's Central Division standings. The Komets won their fifth game in a row and eighth in their last nine on Sunday by blitzing the exhausted Orlando Solar Bears 5-2 on Sunday before 6,878 Memorial Coliseum fans. The winning streak has ...