I just turned in my ballot for the Komets' team awards, and the following is what I did ...
Defenseman of the Year, I chose Frankie DeAngelis.
Rookie of the Year, I went with Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock. (Note: To me, it would have defied reason to give a ROY award it to Sean O'Connor two years in a row. He shared it with Rick Varone last year.)
NOB Brick Best Defensive Forward, I gave the nod to Colin Chaulk.
Unsung Hero Award, I gave to Nick Boucher.
Most Improved Player, which was hard, I went with Tim Haun.
"True Komet" Award, in my opinion, should go to Guy Dupuis.
Mr. Hustle Award, I chose Leo Thomas.
- The Fort Wayne Komets Pee Wee AA team improved to 3-0 at the USA Hockey National Championships, defeating the Concord Capitals 2-0 at Reston, Va., to reach the quarterfinals. Adam Conkling had the 22-save shutout for Fort Wayne, while Trevor Houlihan and Triston Theriot scored goals.