According to the Flint (Mich.) Journal, an unnamed fan at Perani Arena has accused Komets goaltender Nick Boucher of hitting him with a stick while he was briefly pulled from the Generals’ 5-4 victory over Fort Wayne in an overtime shootout Sunday.
The Komets are keeping mum on the situation.
I can’t comment on that at this time, Boucher said. Until the league looks into it, I don’t want to say anything. Once that happens, I’ll be happy to chat about it, sure.
The IHL hasn’t reviewed the incident, a spokesperson said.
Komets coach Al Sims, who didn’t see the incident, said Boucher was upset and swung his stick at a railing.
I’m not sure if it hit the fan, said Sims, adding police were called to the arena and kept watch the rest of the game.
Open house at Parkview Field
The TinCaps will hold an open house at Parkview Field from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Guided tours include a visit to the clubhouse and other areas normally not available to the public. Admission is free, and concessions will be open with an abbreviated menu for $1. The kids’ zone will be open, with games at no charge.
Four area players honored by IBCA
Two seniors from northeast Indiana and two underclassmen were honored by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Deshaun Thomas from Bishop Luers and Russell Byrd from Blackhawk Christian were named to the Top 15 seniors in the state, while junior Nic Moore from Warsaw and sophomore Rapheal Davis from South Side were named to the Top 15 underclassmen.
Ants pick up win over Springfield
Oliver Lafayette scored 26 points and 11 assists to lead the Mad Ants to a 108-88 win at Springfield. Rob Kurz added 24 points and 11 rebounds for Fort Wayne (20-28), which has won six of seven. Before the game, the Mad Ants added Skip Mills to the roster. Mills, who played at Ball State from 2003-07, replaces Dan Dickau, who was released last week. Mills played in Australia this season, where he averaged 12.2 points in 28 games.
Jayhawks’ Aldrich to enter NBA draft
Cole Aldrich said he’ll skip his senior year at Kansas and head for the NBA. The 6-11 center, who averaged 11.3 points and 9.8 rebounds, is projected by most experts as a high first-round pick.
Armstrong Series sanctions races
The Lance Armstrong Junior Race Series will have stops in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. All seven cycling events organized by Fort Wayne’s Men of Steel Racing have received the LAJRS designation, including the Parkview Cycling Festival on July 31 in Fort Wayne. For a list of the local races, go to MenofSteelRacing.com.
Roethlisberger misses workouts
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, accused of assaulting a female college student in Georgia, did not report to the team’s offseason workouts. Team spokesman Dave Lockett said Roethlisberger will not work out with his teammates this week. An investigation into the Georgia case is ongoing. A Florida woman is suing Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes, saying the one-time Super Bowl MVP hit her in the face with a glass at an Orlando nightclub and then offered to pay her so she wouldn’t press charges.
Sooners’ Bradford solid in workout
Former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford’s first public throwing exhibition since he had season-ending shoulder surgery went off without a snag. The potential No. 1 NFL draft pick completed all but one of his five dozen passes during a workout on his college campus in Oklahoma. Bradford went 13 for 13 during a warmup session and then missed only one of 50 passes in the workout that followed.
Northrop players sign college letters
Northrop will have four athletes sign college letters of intent today. Samantha Sordelet (soccer, Saint Francis), Emily Hollenberg (girls swimming, Alma College), Andrew Moldovan (soccer, Saint Francis) and Austin Presley (soccer, Saint Francis) will all make it official in a ceremony at 3:15 p.m.
Dwenger senior commits to IPFW
Bishop Dwenger senior midfielder James Till will sign a letter of intent to IPFW. Till was a first-team All-SAC selection and scored 17 goals last season for the Saints.