Fort Wayne, IN -- The Komets gained a
split of a home weekend double-header against the visiting Gwinnett Gladiators
Friday and Saturday. After dropping a
4-2 decision Friday at the Memorial Coliseum the Komets rebounded with a 1-0
shutout victory Saturday to earn two points for the weekend and improve to
3-2-1 and seven points after six games.
night right wing Brandon Marino scored both Fort Wayne tallies while goaltender Marco
Cousineau suffered his first loss of the year stoppoing 33 of 37 Gwinnett
shots. Saturday Josh Brittain (RW)
scored the only goal needed with helpers from Marino and Colin Chaulk (C). Netminder Charlie Effinger pitched his sixth
pro shutout, first ECHL shutout, in his second appearance of the season making
This week the Komets hit the road to Toledo
Friday and Kalamazoo
Saturday. Friday's game at Toledo will be broadcast
on WOWO AM 1190 and FM 92.3 FM. Saturday afternoon's game at Kalamazoo will be broadcast on WFGA FM 106.7. Both games will be webcast at www.komets.com
Xfinity KometCast with Bob Chase
calling the action.
Komet leaders of the week—Brandon Marino (RW) notched two
goals and added an assist for three points. Josh Brittain scored the game winner Saturday and passed two assists
Friday for three points. Overall, Marino
leads the Komets with five goals and ranks second in the ECHL with 11 points
after six games while Colin Chaulk tops the Komets with seven assists.
Streaking Komets—The top three Komet
point leaders, Brandon Marino (2g, 4a), Josh Brittain (2g, 2a) and Colin Chaulk
(4a), are each riding three-game point-scoring streaks.
Special K’s—The Komets’ penalty killers
were successful on 10 of 11 penalty kills in the two games played and rank
third in the ECHL on the penalty kill at 94.1% (32/34).
GAMES THIS WEEK
• Friday at Toledo
Walleye (4-2-0), 7:05pm—The Komets will face a Toledo team
for the first time since 1986 when they skate at the Huntington Center
(7,431) this Friday night at 7:05. The
last time the Komets met a Toledo team was when
the Goaldiggers visited Fort Wayne Jan. 29, 1986
(Fort Wayne 4, Toledo 2). The last time the Komets traveled to Toledo
was Dec. 27, 1985 (Fort Wayne 8, Toledo 7, shootout). The Walleye won two out of three games played
last week to move one point ahead of the Komets in the North Division with a
4-2-0 record for eight points. Toledo skates at Wheeling
Thursday before hosting the Komets Friday in the first of 11 meetings this
year. Friday’s game is the first of four
visits to Toledo this season by Fort Wayne.
• Saturday at Kalamazoo Wings (5-1-0), 3pm-- The Komets will make their
second of 10 trips to Kalamazoo Saturday when they face the Wings for a rare
3pm matinee game at Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo leads the North Division with a 5-1-0 record and
10 points and is riding a four-game win streak which began when the Komet last
met the Wings at Kalamazoo
Oct. 19 and were edged 1-0 in a shootout. The Wings will skate at Cincinnati
Wednesday and host the Cyclones Friday before welcoming the Komets Saturday
Hottest ticket in town-- Single game tickets and season tickets are on
sale. Single game tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Ticket Office
and online at www.ticketMaster.com. Season tickets are
on sale at the Komet office, 1010
Memorial Way, Fort Wayne.
For information visit www.komets.com,
or call 260-483-0011.
TIP-A-KOMET AT APPLEBEE’S TUESDAY NIGHT—The Komets invite all fans to the annual
Tip-A-Komet benefit at Applebee’s North Clinton
location by the Coliseum this Tuesday night, Oct. 30, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Fans have a chance to be served dinner by a
Komet player as the entire team will be on-hand for the special night at
Applebee’s. All tips benefit Applebee’s
Make-A-Wish Foundation Fundraising efforts. For more information fans can call the Komet office at 260-483-0011.
Friday nights are Marathon nights-- Continuing this year, Friday nights
will be Marathon Nights at Komet home games. Fans can take advantage of
buy-one-get-one-free ticket offers for any Friday night Komet home game
including the Komets’ next home game Friday, Nov. 9 against the Evansville
IceMen at 8pm. Fill-Up Cards are
available at all participating Marathon
Komets.com—Check out the new official Komet team website at www.komets.com
featuring an interactive calendar of the Komets' schedule, info on all Komet
events as well as home and road games. Komets.com also features an on-line team store. Fans are able to
download and access photo galleries, player information, video, audio and other
multi-media features as well as follow Komet gamecasts live and much more.
Komet Hockey on WOWO AM & FM and at Xfinity
KometCast—Hear Komet Hockey on WOWO Radio
AM 1190 and FM 92.3. Legendary broadcaster Bob
Chase celebrates his 60th anniversary season radio-rinkside.
All broadcasts, home and away, are also webcast live worldwide at www.komets.com
at Xfinity KometCast.
Due to radio scheduling conflicts, this Saturday's game at Kalamazoo (Nov. 3) at 3pm will be broadcast on WFGA FM radio 106.7.
INC Soundoff with the Komets returns to Monday nights -- The Komets,
Indiana's News Center and title sponsor PHP present a live weekly televised
sports program on Monday nights at 7:30 on WPTA TV 21 Alive. The
half-hour show is televised from the WPTA TV studios each week with INC's Tommy Schoegler as host and will feature highlights,
interviews and call-ins as Komet players and personnel serve as co-hosts. Tonight, Oct. 29, Komets Chris Auger and
Brent Henley will be Tommy’s guests.