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  • Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Bob Chase's wife, Murph Wallenstein, and children, David Wallenstein, of Alabama, and Karin Thomsen, of Colorado, unveil the new sign designating the circle drive at the Memorial Coliseum Monday morning.

Monday, October 02, 2017 2:30 pm

Moving comments at Chase ceremony

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The Komets opened training camp today with 18 players, meaning they were absent four still in tryouts with American Hockey League teams and one, captain Jamie Schaafsma, who was ill.

There was much talk about two things in particular: The need for the offense to make sure it finishes off opportunities and not be too cutesy and the defense now being smaller and faster to be able to shut down opposing skill players.

Before the opening of camp, Bob Chase Way was dedicated outside Memorial Coliseum. Check out the video above. There were some terrific comments made.

It should be noted, the Coliseum once again botched an unveiling. It wasn’t nearly as bad as Colin Chaulk’s jersey retirement, when the number was upside down, but the drape got caught on the sign as Chase’s family members tried to remove it. It was an uncomfortably long two minutes before they got it off.