In 2007-08, Nick Boucher and Kevin Reiter were a formidable goaltending duo that led the Komets to a championship during their first season in the re-formed IHL.
For Fort Waynes first season in the Central Hockey League, the Boucher-Reiter combination could be back together.
The Komets have already signed Boucher, who led the Komets to three consecutive IHL playoff championships, and theyre close to re-signing Reiter.
Its a possibility, Komets general manager David Franke said Thursday.
We are talking to him, and thats where were at right now. Its a strong possibility.
Reiter, 28, spent the last two seasons playing in England, though injuries limited his playing time.
In his one season with the Komets, though, he was 32-10-4 with a 2.34 goals-against average, and he was selected as IHL Goaltender of the Year.
Reiter was 3-3 with a 2.84 GAA in the 2008 playoffs, but it was Boucher who guided the Komets back from their 3-1 Turner Cup Finals deficit against Port Huron.
Reiter, whose role was filled the last two seasons by Sebastien Laplante and then Tim Haun, last seasons Goaltender of the Year in the IHL, couldnt be reached for comment.
Reiter spent time with Basingstoke, Sheffield and Newcastle in England, though a hernia cost him much of last season.
I got in touch with him, just to see where hes at with everything. I wasnt sure whether he was going to be to Europe this season, Franke said.
Ill probably know early-to-mid next week at the latest whats going to happen.
Boucher, the IHLs Goaltender of the Year in 2008-09, went 23-10-3 with a 2.49 GAA last season. In the playoffs, he was 6-3 with 2.62 GAA.
Boucher, 29, has spent this summer playing for the Sydney Bears in the Australian Ice Hockey League, and the Bears will be competing in the playoff semifinals this weekend.