Defenseman Gabe Guentzel assigned to Komets


Fort Wayne, IN ---The Komets will host the Kalamazoo Wings tonight for the traditional Thanksgiving game in Fort Wayne at 7:30. It’s the 51st consecutive Fort Wayne home game to be played on Thanksgiving and the 52nd overall since the first Thanksgiving game in Fort Wayne Nov. 28, 1957. The Komets are 32-15-4 at home on Thanksgiving and have won the last four.

The Komets and Kalamazoo are battling to gain ground on North Division leader Toledo. The Komets (7-5-1, 15 points) trail the Walleye (9-6-1, 19 points) by four points and the Wings (8-7-0, 16 points) trail by three. The Komets have had been idle this week while Kalamazoo completed a three-game series at Orlando Tuesday with a 4-3 win, snapping a two-game losing skid.   

D-man Guentzel assigned to Komets—Defenseman Gabe Guentzel has been assigned to the Komets from Norfolk of the AHL. Guentzel has appeared in six games with Norfolk this season scoring an assist and six penalty minutes. The Woodbury, Minnesota native made his pro debut last season with Syracuse of the AHL skating 12 games at the end of the season after completing four seasons in the WCHA at Colorado College. Guentzel was named to the 2011-12 WCHA All-Second Team and led Colorado College defensemen with 22 assists and 26 points. Guentzel is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Komets host Kalamazoo.

COATS FOR KIDS CONTINUES TONIGHT AND SATURDAY—The annual Komets Coats-For-Kids holiday drive, sponsored by Kroger and 21 Alive, will continue with tonight’s annual Thanksgiving home game and Saturday when the Komets host Toledo at 7:30pm. Fans are asked to bring gently used or new Kid’s coats, sizes 6-14, plus new mittens, hats and scarves to the Coats-For-Kids games. Fans will get 10 free chuck-a-pucks from Kroger when bringing an item to one of the three Coats-For-Kids games.


Tickets for all Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at Komet season tickets are still on sale at the Komet office, 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For more information visit or call the Komet office at 260-483-0011.