Fort Wayne, IN -- The Komets claimed a split
of two games played at Gwinnett for week eight of 2012-13 and improved to 9-8-1
and 19 points after 18 games. Fort Wayne enters week nine tied with Kalamazoo
for third place in the North Division, eight points behind division leader Toledo.
the only trip of the season to Gwinnett. The season series is now even 2-2-0 and the rubber match will be skated
in the last meeting of the season Jan. 2 at Fort Wayne.
Komets snapped a brief two-game winless streak with a 4-3 win at Gwinnett
Wednesday. Komet goaltender Kenny Reiter
made 44 saves on 47 shots for the win. It was the most shots faced by a Komet goaltender in a game this
season. Gwinnett also directed 27 shots
at the Fort Wayne net in the third period for
the most shots against the Komets in a period since Kalamazoo registered 27 shots in the third
period of a 4-3 Komet shootout win Jan. 28, 2006.
the Komets were turned back by the Gladiators 3-1. Defenseman Daniel Maggio scored the lone
Komet goal as Reiter made 31 saves in his second straight appearance. A total of 154 penalty minutes were
accumulated by both teams. The Komets
had 86 penalty minutes, the most in a game for the Komets since they were
handed 90 penalty minutes Feb. 23, 2007 vs. Port Huron in a 2-0 home loss.
Leaders of the pack—Left wing Josh Brittain led the
Komets for the week with a goal, two assists and three points, scoring points
in each of the two games at Gwinnett. Defenseman Daniel Maggio also had points in each game (1g, 1a) and defenseman
Daniel Nycholat pushed his assist streak to three games (3a) with a helper in
each game. Overall, right wing Brandon
Marino continues to top the Komets with 18 assists and 25 points while tied
with Brittain, Thomas Beauregard (RW), and J.M. Rizk (RW) for most goals with
seven. Maggio leads plus/minus with +8
and Reiter ranks fifth in the ECHL among netminders with a 2.27 goals-against
average and second with a .933 save percentage in nine appearances.
100 club—Tyler Butler reached his 100th
career goal scoring the Komets’ game winner Wednesday at Gwinnett and his first
goal of the season. The veteran
defenseman is skating his 10th pro season, first with the Komets and
eighth in the ECHL.
Up next—The Komets will continue
play in the south this week with a three-game weekend reunion at Orlando beginning
Friday. The Solar Bears are tied with the
Florida Everblades in the South Division with 21 points and trail division
leader Gwinnett by 10 points after 22 games. Friday’s game will be Fort Wayne’s first
visit to Orlando
since March 7, 1998 when the Komets scored a 5-3 IHL win. The Bears are coming off a split of two games
at Las Vegas
last Friday and Saturday. Orlando has lost five of
the last six games played and are 4-8-1 in their last 13 outings. The Komets and Orlando are idle until they
meet this Friday at the Amway
Center (17,200) at
7pm. Saturday’s faceoff is at 7pm and
Sunday’s matinee gets underway at 3pm.
Home for the holidays—The Komets’
next home game is Wednesday, Dec. 12 when the Kalamazoo Wings visit for a
7:30pm faceoff and the first of seven Wednesday night games at the Memorial
Coliseum this season. The Wings will
return Sunday, Dec. 16, kicking off a string of nine Komet home games in 21
days thru Jan. 6.
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.
Komets.com—Check out the 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 worldwide at Xfinity KometCast— Legendary broadcaster Bob Chase
celebrates his 60th anniversary season calling Komet hockey radio-rinkside.
Hear Komet Hockey worldwide at Xfinity KometCast at www.komets.com. This Friday and Saturday’s games at Orlando are also
scheduled to be broadcast on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 92.3. Sunday’s match at Orlando will be aired on WKJG Radio AM 1380
and FM 106.7.
INC Soundoff with the Komets 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, Dec. 3, Komet Captain Colin Chaulk will be Tommy’s guest.