The Komets and Walleye finished 1-2 in the Central Division they seemed destined to square off in the postseason – and they will starting Friday with game one of their second round series.
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The Komets don’t know just yet who their second round opponent will be. What they do know is that they should be well-rested.
Fort Wayne is the only team in the ECHL to advance out of the first round four straight years as they beat Quad City in Game 5 to move on to the second round.
The Komets took care of business against Quad City in Game 5 with the series clinching victory. Fort Wayne will face the winner of the Toledo-Kalamazoo series.
The Komets sweep is spoiled by Quad City as the Mallards earn the overtime victory and force a Game 5 with the 3-2 victory.
An overtime goal from Kyle Thomas on Wednesday night earned the Komets a 4-3 win in game three and a 3-0 lead in their first round playoff series against Quad City at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois.
Games three, four, and, if necessary, five will be play on Mallards’ home ice.
The Komets are off a perfect start in the playoffs as they lead Quad City two games to none with the series shifting to Moline for game three on Wednesday.
In a chippy game, Fort Wayne earned the victory over Quad City in Game 2 of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs first round, 3-1.
The Komets scored the three unanswered goals over the last half of the game as Fort Wayne came from behind to best Quad City 4-3 in game one of their best-of-seven first round playoff series on Friday night at War Memorial Coliseum.
The quest for the Kelly Cup begins this weekend for the Fort Wayne Komets and the Quad City Mallards in the first round of the 2017 ECHL Central Division semifinals.
The Vegas Golden Knights have hired Gerard Gallant as the first coach of the NHL expansion team.
Fort Wayne is making its fourth straight appearance in the Kelly Cup Playoffs while Quad City is in the postseason for the third consecutive season.
The ECHL on Monday announced that Tyson Spink of the Toledo Walleye has been named CCM Rookie of the Year and the recipient of the John A. Daley Memorial Trophy.
Fort Wayne beat Quad City 6-1 in a preview of the opening round of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs.
Mike Cazzola tallied a hat trick as the Komets rookie reached 30 goals for the season as Fort Wayne won on the road over Quad City 5-2 on Friday night.
The Komets fell to division rival Toledo 6-1 on Wednesday night but not before Shawn Szydlowski took out some frustration on the Walleye.
Mike Cazzola leads Fort Wayne and is tied for first among rookies with 45 assists and 72 points and is tied for third with 27 goals among first year skaters.
Komets forward Trevor Cheek has been loaned to the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL.