Despite the rumor, the Komets have made no inroads into having former Komets enforcer Olivier Legault at training camp, general manager David Franke said.
July 28, 2010 in Ice Chips 47 comments
While these items were well documented in my absence, I do want to go on record briefly with my takes:
July 27, 2010 in Ice Chips 15 comments
Heard from Mitch Woods last night, who says he's retiring again from pro hockey. Although not from hockey entirely.
July 22, 2010 in Ice Chips 13 comments
The Fort Wayne Komets announced the signing of three rookies Wednesday, bringing its preseason roster to 18.
July 21, 2010 in Ice Chips
"We've got Game," co-hosted by Justin Cohn and I, did a good 40 minutes Tuesday with CHL commissioner Duane Lewis and Komets president Michael Franke, talking about the playoff format, the relationship between the CHL-IHL, the schedule and more.
July 21, 2010 in Ice Chips 3 comments
This week's edition of "We've got Game," the internet radio show co-hosted by Justin Cohn and Ben Smith, will feature interviews with Central Hockey League commissioner Duane Lewis and Komets president Michael Franke.
July 20, 2010 in Ice Chips 18 comments
David Franke comfirmed to me today that Matt Syroczynski is retiring, at the tender age of 27.
July 19, 2010 in Ice Chips 4 comments
From Australia, a few comments from Nick Boucher, pretty much confirming Komets general manager David Franke's assessment that he's happy to be back in black-and-orange:
July 15, 2010 in Ice Chips 7 comments
Local favorite Kaleigh Schrock and a significant piece of two Komets' Turner Cup teams, Mathieu Curadeau, have agreed to terms.
July 15, 2010 in Ice Chips 11 comments
The Central Hockey League has released its regular season and playoff format, the former not much of a surprise at all, the second frankly a head-scratcher.
July 14, 2010 in Ice Chips 45 comments
Two big pieces have fallen into place for the Komets.
July 14, 2010 in Ice Chips 6 comments
P.C. Drouin doesn't want to wear a uniform with anything but the Komets' logo on it, not ever again.
July 11, 2010 in Ice Chips 9 comments
When the Komets traded Kevin Kotyluk to the Kalamazoo Wings for David Hukalo on Nov. 16, 2004, few could have envisioned the effect it would have for Fort Wayne.
July 9, 2010 in Ice Chips 6 comments
The Komets have eight players under contract for next season. As far as I can tell, that's way ahead of anyone else in the IHL-Central Hockey League collective.
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Brian Gratz, a native of Fort Wayne and former backup goaltender with the Komets, has been hired as coach of the Dayton Gems.
July 7, 2010 in Ice Chips 7 comments
Center Leo Thomas, who re-signed with the Komets today, is ecstatic to be back with the team for a third season. And he thinks he's poised for a breakout season, even with the departure of Colin Chaulk to Europe.
July 7, 2010 in Ice Chips
I haven't spoken to general manager David Franke yet, but here are off-the-top-of-my-head thoughts, in order of likelihood:
July 2, 2010 in Ice Chips 9 comments