The Komets completed the season opening weekend with a 3-1 victory Saturday night in Fort Wayne for a successful sweep of the Kalamazoo Wings to start the season. After spoiling the Wing’s home opener Friday night 5-3 at Kalamazoo the Komets returned home to follow with a win over the Wings and pleased a Coliseum crowd of 8,881 at the home opener.
Last season’s team MVP Shawn Szydlowski scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period as the Komets opened the 2015-16 slate with a 5-3 victory at Kalamazoo.
With Kaleigh Schrock retiring in the off-season the Komets were in search of a new player to wear the “C” on their black and orange sweater.
Also, forwards Reid Halabi and Kyle Thomas have been placed on 21-day injured reserve list.
The Komets also announced Tuesday that they have dealt forward Alex Grieve to Alaska and traded defenseman Austin Levi has been traded to Tulsa in exchange for future considerations.
Friday the Komets travel to Kalamazoo for the season opener at Wings Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
The Komets ended exhibition play on Saturday with a 6-2 win over the Evansville IceMen.
The Fort Wayne Komets scored two goals a period to give them a 6-5 win over the Evansville Icemen in their second exhibition game on Friday night.
Last year the Mike Embach led the Komets with 46 assists and added 24 goals for a career year high 70 points in 69 games.
The 2015-16 season is here for Fort Wayne hockey fans as the Komets held their annual preseason press conference Monday afternoon and opened training camp later that day.
The Komets announced Monday that they have extended tryout invitations to defenseman Nicholas Kuqali and goaltender Andrew Walsh.
The Komets announced Tuesday that right winger Alex Belzile has been acquired from the Idaho Steelheads in exchange for the rights to defenseman James Martin.
The Komets announced Wednesday that they have acquired the rights for defenseman Justin Hamonic from the Alaska Aces in exchange for future considerations.
The Komets announced Wednesday that three exhibition games have been scheduled during the opening week of training camp against Midwest Division rivals and intrastate foes Indy and Evansville.
Center Jamie Schaafsma has agreed to terms and will join the Komets for 2015-16 while Leo Thomas and John McLean have accepted tryout invitations.
The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has acquired the ECHL rights to right wing Eric Faille from the Fort Wayne Komets in exchange for right wing Brock Montgomery, after Faille agreed to a two-way AHL/ECHL contract with the Toronto Marlies.
The six-foot, three-inch, 205-pound defenseman was the Komets’ Defenseman of the Year when he appeared in 53 games during 2013-14 leading Fort Wayne defensemen in scoring with 12 goals, 30 assists and 32 points.
Forwards Shawn Szydlowski and P.J. Fenton sign with the team, along with defenseman Drew Daniels
The Komets announced Wednesday that three players have been added to the preseason roster including goaltender Pat Nagle, defenseman Alex Boak and forward Adam Pawlick.
This season will mark the second consecutive season the NHL’s Avalanche has been affiliated with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets.