Fort Wayne, IN
---The Komets’ AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, announced today that
defensemen Gabe Guentzel and Nick Schaus have been assigned from Norfolk to the ECHL Fort
Guentzel, 24, will be making his second appearance with the Komets this season
since appearing in three games earlier scoring a goal and adding three assists
while posting a +6. The 6-foot,
185-pound rookie has appeared in 30 games with the Admirals this season scoring
five assists and accumulating 22 penalty minutes. Guentzel made his pro debut last season
skating 12 games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch at the end 2011-12 after completing
four seasons in the WCHA at Colorado
College. The Woodbury, Minnesota
native was named to the 2011-12 WCHA All-Second Team and led Colorado College
defensemen with 22 assists and 26 points.
Schaus, 26, is in his
fourth pro season after starting his career in the AHL with Worcester in 2009. The Orchard Park, New York native has
appeared in 18 games with Norfolk
this year scoring a goal and three points while accumulating 17 penalty
minutes. Schaus will be making his third
trip to Fort Wayne
this season after scoring a goal, seven points and 16 penalty minutes over 14
games during two previous assignments.
Last year Schaus skated 45 games with Syracuse
(4g, 4a) and appeared in 10 ECHL games with Elmira (1g, 4a).
Guentzel and Schaus are expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Komets
skate the first of a two-game series at South
Carolina at 7:05pm.
The Komets will faceoff against the Stingrays at the North Charleston
Arena (6,712) in North Charleston,
South Carolina again Saturday at
Both games at South Carolina
will be webcast live at www.Komets.com and
can be heard on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 92.3 with Bob
Chase calling the play-by-play in his 60th season
behind the Komets’ microphone.
Komets Florida Weekend Double-header—After this weekend’s trip to South Carolina, the Komets return home to
host the Florida Everblades Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9. It’s the only meetings of the season between
the K’s and Everblades and marks the return of former Komet Brent Henley to Coliseum
Tickets for all Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and
online at TicketMaster.com. For more
information visit www.komets.com
or call the Komet office at 260-483-0011.