Forward Mason Baptista and defensemen Jason Binkley and Ryan Lowney become the first names to appear on the 66th Fort Wayne anniversary roster.
The Komets recorded an ECHL-best 28 home wins and reached at least 40 wins over the course of the campaign for the third straight year.
Fort Wayne’s 66th season, sixth in the ECHL, will open with the Komets hosting the Toledo Walleye on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30pm.
Fort Wayne will take on the Walleye – the team that eliminated them from the playoffs this past season – in the first game of the year on October 14 at 7:30 PM at Memorial Coliseum.
The highest bid of the night was for Komet MVP Mike Cazzola’s #13 jersey at $1,600.
Komets beat writer Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel joined WANE-TV sports director Glenn Marini for the final edition of “Inside The Zone” on Monday as the two wrapped up the Toledo series and looked forward to what should be an eventful off-season.
The Komets 27th annual End-of-Season Party and Charity Jersey Auction is set for Tuesday night at the Memorial Coliseum in the Appleseed Room. Doors open at 6:30pm and the auction begins at 7pm.
Fort Wayne loses to Toledo in Game 5 of the second round series in the ECHL Playoffs to end their season, 5-0. The Walleye advance on in the postseason.
The Komets season is still alive thanks to a 4-1 victory in game four Friday night at War Memorial Coliseum against the Toledo Walleye.
The Komets dropped the first three games of the series – all by one goal – and need a win to avoid elimination.
Toledo led for just over three minutes on Wednesday night, but they led when it counted beating the Komets 3-2 in game three of their best-of-seven series to take a 3-0 lead on Fort Wayne in the Central Division Finals.
Despite being down two games to none in their best-of-seven series against Toledo the Komets are confident as the series heading to the Coliseum beginning with game three on Wednesday night.
The Komets are down 0-2 in their best-of-seven series against the Toledo Walleye – but Blake Sebring says it isn’t time to push the panic button just yet, Fort Wayne fans!
Dane Walters scored exactly a minute into the extra period to earn the victory for Toledo over Fort Wayne in Game 2 of the ECHL Playoffs, 4-3.
Two power play goals by the Walleye were the difference on Friday night as Toledo edged the Komets 2-1 in the opener of a best-of-seven Central Division Finals series at the Huntington Center.
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.