The Komets will be without two of their top defensemen for the foreseeable future, as James Martin and Joey Leach are set to join the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters.
The Komets announced Tuesday that forward Thomas Frazee has been traded to the Evansville IceMen for center Matt Lowry.
The Komets host Elmira Friday followed by rival Toledo on Saturday night.
Higgs, 22, started the season appearing in 11 ECHL games with Reading (1g, 3a) before joining South Carolina for nine games (3g) through Jan. 11.
After a high scoring affair on Friday night, the Wheeling Nailers and Fort Wayne Komets took more of a defensive approach on Saturday. That style proved to be especially successful for the visiting Komets, who skated away with the 4-1 victory in front of the third largest crowd of the season at WesBanco Arena, at 3,974.
In a case where the last goal won, the Nailers had the final say, as Morgan Ellis powered in his second of the evening with 1:53 left in regulation for the 5-4 final score.
The ECHL Eastern Conference leading Komets are about to begin the second half of their season this coming weekend. The team is also close to getting captain Kaleigh Schrock back in the line-up.
The ECHL All-Stars defeated the Orlando Solar Bears 8-4 on Wednesday at Amway Center in the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando.
In this week’s edition of “Inside The Zone” Komets beat writer Blake Sebring and WANE-TV sports director Glenn Marini break down the Komets’ historic first half and look forward to the second half of the ECHL slate.
Even with the Kalamazoo Wings and Fort Wayne Komets combining to go 0-for-12 on the power-play, it was an Eric Kattelus special teams goal in the third period that would prove to be the difference in the K-Wings 2-1 victory Sunday night against the Komets at Allen County Memorial Coliseum.
Using the force of two Dane Fox first period goals, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Fort Wayne Komets 4-2 on Star Wars Night to lengthen their season-long winning streak to five games.
Boosted by three power-play goals, the Komets beat Evansville Friday night, 4-2 in the return of Al Sims, the coach of the IceMen. Sims spent four seasons as the Komets’ head coach.