Even when last season was still going on, the Komets spoke of their hopes to get forward Artem Podshendyalov back for their 60th anniversary season.
The Komets have re-signed Artem Podshendyalov, who had eight goals and 18 points in 32 games last season. They also have signed rookies Jean-Michel Rizk and Olivier Hotte.
Now that the Komets' schedule is out, plans have been completed for Guy Dupuis' jersey retirement ceremony. It will be Oct. 29, team president Michael Franke confirmed Tuesday, before the Komets take on the Evansville IceMen at Memorial Coliseum.
Five years after being fired as the Komets' equipment manager, Joe Franke is ecstatic to be back with the team.
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The time for the Komets' exhibition game Oct. 14 at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio, has been changed to 7 p.m.
After months of negotiations, the Evansville IceMen and a new downtown arena have reached a lease agreement, and the team will be able to play there this season, the IceMen's second in the CHL.