Komets sweep weekend games

11/05/2012

Fort Wayne, IN --  The Komets collected four points for week four of 2012-13 with a sweep of a two-game road trip over the weekend.

Friday the Komets made their first visit to Toledo since 1985 and initiated the renewed rivalry with a 4-3 win. The Komets made their second of 10 visits this season to Kalamazoo Saturday and capped the week with a 6-5 victory to improve to 5-2-1 and 11 points after eight games. The Komets moved to within three points of division rival Cincinnati and trail ECHL leaders Gwinnett and Stockton by four points. 

The Komets are riding their first three-game win string going into week five of the campaign. This week the Komets will skate three games beginning with a 10:35am start at Toledo Wednesday. Friday the Komets will return home to host Evansville at 8pm and Saturday the Komets return to Kalamazoo Wings Stadium for a 7:30pm faceoff.

Broadcast note—Due to scheduling conflicts at WOWO radio, the Komets game Wednesday morning at Toledo will be aired on ESPN radio AM 1380 and FM 106.7. Friday’s home game against the IceMen and Saturday’s match at Kalamazoo are expected to be aired on WOWO radio AM 1190 and FM 92.3.

 Komet leaders of the week—Newcomer Thomas Beauregard (RW), skating his first two games with the Komets, scored the game winning goal Friday at Toledo and added another game winner along with a hat trick Saturday afternoon at Kalamazoo for a four-goal, four-point week. Brandon Marino (RW), Colin Chaulk (C) and Nick Schaus (D) each passed three assists in the two-games played for three-point weeks. 

Komet leaders—Marino (RW) leads the Komets with five goals and 14 points after eight games. Chaulk leads with 10 assists and Daniel Maggio (D) leads with +six.

Streaking Komets—Goaltender Charlie Effinger posted his third straight win Saturday at Kalamazoo in his third straight appearance. Marino has points in five straight games (2g, 7a) and has a three-game assist streak (4a). Chaulk is riding a five-game assist streak (7a).

Milestone watching—Aiming for 100: Right wing Thomas Beauregard posted ECHL career goals (all-time, regular season and playoffs) 97, 98, and 99 with his hat trick Saturday at Kalamazoo.
Also, the Komets have played 4,498 regular season games since the team was established in Fort Wayne in 1952. Game 4,500 will be this Friday, Nov. 9 when the Komets host Evansville at 8pm.

GAMES THIS WEEK

• Wednesday at Toledo Walleye (4-4-1), 10:35am—The Komets return to Huntington Center in downtown Toledo Wednesday for a rare morning contest against the Walleye. The Komets edged the Walleye at Toledo last Friday night 4-3. This Wednesday’s match with be the second of four trips this season to Toledo. The next trip will be Feb. 17. The North Division rival Walleye trail the Komets by two points and have lost their last three outings. 

• Friday vs Evansville IceMen (2-6-1), 8pm—The IceMen make their second of six visits to Fort Wayne Friday. The Komets lead the season series 2-0-0 after a 4-3 home shootout win Oct. 20 in the last meeting. Evansville is coming off a successful weekend winning their first two games of the season and will host Greenville Tuesday and Wednesday before traveling to Fort Wayne Friday.   
• Saturday at Kalamazoo Wings (5-4-0), 7:30pm
-- The Komets will bus to Kalamazoo for the second straight Saturday game at Wings Stadium. Last Saturday the Komets clipped the Wings 6-5 in a matinee game to even the season series 1-1-0. Kalamazoo completed last week on a three-game losing streak and will host South Caroline this Wednesday morning and Friday night 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.

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’ home game this Friday, Nov. 9 against the Evansville IceMen at 8pm.  Fill-Up Cards are available at all participating Marathon stations. 
 
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 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.  Most games are also scheduled to be broadcast on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 92.3. However due to scheduling conflicts, this Wednesday’s 10:35am game at Toledo will be aired on ESPN 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, Nov. 5, Komet defenseman Tyler Butler will be Tommy’s guests. 

Go Komets!