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Komets sign Schaafsma, 2 others

The Komets continued their rebuilding Thursday but signing three players, including captain Jamie Schaafsma and defensemen Jason Binkley and Ryan Lowney.

June 28, 2018 2:30 pm


Coyotes partner with Norfolk

The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, who parted ways with the Komets as their NHL affiliate earlier this month, will now work with the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. The American Hocke ...

June 25, 2018 10:00 pm


If you like fireworks

As many of you know, Komets coach Gary Graham has another job running Pyromaniac Fireworks. He asked I get the word out that he and Baer Field Motorsports Park have teamed up for a ...

June 21, 2018 9:00 pm


Szydlowski doesn't rule out return to K's

I asked Shawn Szydlowski about the possibility of returning to the Komets, as so many players in this type of situation before have, and he said it was a possibility. “It&r ...

June 20, 2018 11:40 pm


Komets lose ECHL's MVP Shawn Szydlowski

Shawn Szydlowski, the ECHL's leading scorer and MVP last season, will not be returning to the Komets.

June 20, 2018 9:14 am


Graham will be back for Komets' rebuild

The Komets are in for a rebuild, that's clear after ECHL MVP Shawn Szydlowski became the latest to sign to play overseas, but coach Gary Graham will definitely be on board to orche ...

June 20, 2018 10:50 am


K's break with Coyotes, add players

After the playoff run had ended, Komets general manager David Franke had stated he wanted to renew the affiliation with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. But today, the Komets ann ...

June 18, 2018 7:10 pm


Former Komets defenseman dies

Brian Boulay, a defenseman with the Komets in 2008-09, died June 9 in Dublin, Ireland, from an acute asthma attack. He was 34. He had six goals, 12 points and 104 penalty minutes i ...

June 15, 2018 9:10 pm


K's deal McKernan, more

The Komets traded defenseman Kevin McKernan to the South Carolina Stingrays to complete the deal of last September that brought them Mitch Nylen. McKernan, a rookie out of Quinni ...

June 13, 2018 9:10 pm


Colorado wins ECHL title

The Colorado Eagles completed their time in the ECHL by capturing their second straight Kelly Cup. A goal by Gabriel Verpaelst 17:31 into the third period at Estero, Florida, com ...

June 9, 2018 10:10 pm


Komets' Thompson to play in Norway

Yet another Komets player is taking a lucrative offer to play in Europe. Forward Garrett Thompson, who had career highs in goals (29) and points (71) in 67 regular-season games, ...

June 4, 2018 5:10 pm


Komets announced protected list

The arduous clerical process of the ECHL offseason began for the Komets on Friday, when they submitted their protected list of 11 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders. Th ...

June 1, 2018 5:40 pm