The Journal Gazette
Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:00 am

2 forwards added to Komets' roster

Savannah team will be known as Ghost Pirates

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The Komets' forward corps were boosted Wednesday with the additions of Tyler Busch and Taylor Ross.

Busch, 25, began the season with Henderson of the higher-level American Hockey League and was scoreless in two games. He had four goals and 10 points in 23 games last season in Sweden for Tranås AIF.

Ross, 23, had six goals and eight points in 24 games for Fort Wayne in 2019-20.

Elsewhere, the new ECHL team in Savannah, Georgia, set to begin play next season, will be known as the Ghost Pirates, following a name-the-team contest that drew more than 3,000 entries.

“It was important that the name reflect the culture of our team's city. Savannah is steeped in history and folklore, and we feel this name embodies that spirit,” Ghost Pirates president Bob Ohrablo said.

And the ECHL's Newfoundland Growlers found themselves without a home Wednesday, a week before their home opener, as a contentious relationship between the city of St. John's and the team boiled over. The city suspended the Growlers' use of Mile One Centre, citing a difficult workplace environment that is being investigated, after earlier in the week the arena was unable to sell tickets because of an alleged technology issue.

The Growlers, who won the 2019 Kelly Cup, will play their first six home games in Toronto, at the home of the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies, as the future is figured out.

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