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Fort Wayne Komets Press Releases
By: Charles Rector | Game Data | 12:28am, January 7, 2010


FORT WAYNE KOMETS PRESS RELEASE
Fort Wayne Komet Hockey Club
1010 Memorial Way , Fort Wayne , IN   46805 | 260.483.0011
Contact: Chuck Bailey, Director of Communications
260.482.6550 |
chuck@komets.com

   

Komets waive Stayzer
Home double-header weekend starts Friday

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fort Wayne, IN — The Komets announced Wednesday that defenseman Blair Stayzer has been placed on waivers.  Stayzer scored a goal and accumulated 34 penalty minutes in 13 games prior to going on the injured reserve list December 4.  Stayzer, 29, is in his 10th pro year and appeared in his 400th pro game Oct. 23 vs Bloomington .

The Komets will skate three games in three nights this weekend starting with a home double-header weekend.  Friday the Bloomington PrairieThunder visit for an 8pm faceoff.  Saturday the Komets will host the Muskegon Lumberjacks at 7:30pm.  Sunday the Komets travel to Dayton to face the Gems at Hara Arena at 5pm.

All three Komet games this weekend are scheduled to air on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and webcast at www.komets.com at Comcast KometCast.

Still plenty of great seats available for all upcoming Komet home games.  Tickets are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.  Single game ticket prices for 2009-10 remain the same as last season, ranging from $8.00 to $20.00 for seniors and adults and starting at $6.00 for children.  The Komets offer discounts on group tickets sold at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way .  For more information visit the Komet office, call 260-483-0011 or visit the Komets' website at www.komets.com





FORT WAYNE KOMETS PRESS RELEASE
Fort Wayne Komet Hockey Club
1010 Memorial Way , Fort Wayne , IN   46805 | 260.483.0011
Contact: Chuck Bailey, Director of Communications
260.482.6550 |
chuck@komets.com

   

Komets ring in 2010 with 5-point week
Bloomington , Muskegon visit for home double-header weekend

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

Fort Wayne, IN — The Komets completed week 12 of 2009-10 earning five points in four games and improving to 17-11-0-2 for 36 points and third place with a four-point margin over fourth place Bloomington and Dayton.

The final week of 2009 began with a 6-4 setback to the visiting Dayton Gems Tuesday night in the first of a mid-week holiday home-and-home series.  Wednesday the Komets turned the tables and clipped the Gems in Dayton 3-2. 

Thursday the Komets celebrated New Year's Eve with a 5-1 thrashing of the Thunder from Bloomington .  A sold-out crowd of 10,454 attended the traditional Fort Wayne event pushing the Komets' average home attendance for the year to 8,036 after 13 games on coliseum ice.  It was the Komets' eighth straight New Year's Eve victory to improve to 36-13-3-1 in 53 games.

Saturday the Komets capped the week earning a point in a 3-2 shootout loss at Flint .

Thunder and Lumberjacks visit for double-header weekend
The Komets will skate back-to-back home games this Friday and Saturday.  Friday the Bloomington PrairieThunder (14-11-2-2, 32 points) return for an 8pm faceoff.  The Thunder are on the Komets' heels in the standings trailing by four points.  Bloomington will host Port Huron Wednesday before traveling to Fort Wayne Friday.  The Thunder are winless in their last four outings (0-3-1-0).  Friday's match will be Bloomington 's third of six visits to Fort Wayne where they are winless in two previous visits.  The Komets lead the series 3-2-0-0.

Saturday the Komets welcome Muskegon (21-8-0-3) at 7:30pm.  The Lumberjacks are tied with Port Huron at the top of the IHL with 45 points.  The Komets dropped the Lumberjacks 7-2 in the last meeting Dec. 26 at Muskegon .  The Lumberjacks are 2-3-0-0 in their last five games and will  host Flint Friday before facing the Komets Saturday.

Sunday the Komets complete the weekend with a 5pm faceoff in Dayton .  The Gems are also trying to catch the Komets, trailing by four points, and will skate at Flint Saturday before facing the Komets at Hara Arena Sunday.

Komet streaks.....Leo Thomas (C) has points in four straight games (2 goals, 3 assists) and assists in three straight games (3 assists).....Konstantin Shafranov (LW) has a three-game point scoring streak (1goal, 3 assists).

Sims claims number 300..... Al Sims , Fort Wayne's winningest coach, had more to celebrate than the new year last Thursday night when he registered his 300th win as a Komet head coach after beating Bloomington in Fort Wayne's traditional New Year's Eve game 5-1.  Sims is in his seventh season as a Komet head coach.  Sims coached four seasons from 1989-90 thru 1992-93 and is in his third straight season as head coach since his return in 2007.      

Great Komet tickets.......Still plenty of great seats available for all upcoming Komet home games.  Tickets are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.  Single game ticket prices for 2009-10 remain the same as last season, ranging from $8.00 to $20.00 for seniors and adults and starting at $6.00 for children.  The Komets offer discounts on group tickets sold at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way .  For more information visit the Komet office, call 260-483-0011 or visit the Komets' website at www.komets.com

Radio rink-side......follow the Komets radio-rinkside with Bob Chase , in his 57th consecutive season calling Komet action on WOWO Radio AM 1190.  The Komet broadcast can also be heard worldwide at www.komets.com at Comcast KometCast.

Komets.com.....the official website of the Fort Wayne Komets is www.komets.com.  In addition to featuring free webcasting of live Komet game radio, Komets.com also provides fans and media with up-to-date team stats, news, interactive fan features and information.  Fans can also follow all Komet games with real-time scoring via the IHL and Pointstreak by clicking the Scoreboard at Komets.com. 

KOMETS PLANNER
Komet games this week
Friday, Jan 8................... Bloomington PrairieThunder at Komets, 8pm, WOWO Radio AM 1190
Saturday, Jan 9............... Muskegon Lumberjacks at Komets, 7:30pm, WOWO Radio AM 1190
Sunday, Jan. 10..............Komets at Dayton Gems, 5pm, WOWO Radio AM 1190
All games broadcast on radio are webcast free at www.Komets.com Comcast KometCast.
Komet practice schedule
Tuesday, Jan. 5.............10am-noon at the Coliseum
Wednesday, Jan. 6........10am-noon at the Coliseum
Thursday, Jan. 7............10am-noon at the Coliseum
Friday, Jan. 8................10am-11am at the Coliseum
Saturday, Jan. 9............10am-11am at the Coliseum
Tuesday, Jan. 12...........10am-11:30am at McMillen Ice Arena
Wednesday, Jan. 13......10am-11:30am at McMillen Ice Arena
Thursday, Jan. 14..........10am-11:30am at McMillen Ice Arena

IHL STANDINGS  thru games of 1/3/2010
TEAM                GP    W     L    OTL   SOL   PTS   WPCT   GF    GA    PIM    HOME       ROAD       L-TEN     STREAK   
Port Huron          31    22    8      0     1   45    .726   108   81    628    14-2-0-0   8-6-0-1    8-2-0-0   0-1-0-0  
Muskegon            32    21    8      0     3   45    .703   109   94    780    12-4-0-0   9-4-0-3    6-4-0-0   1-0-0-0  
Fort Wayne          30    17    11     0     2   36    .600   88    80    684    9-3-0-1    8-8-0-1    5-4-0-1   0-0-0-1  
Bloomington         29    14    11     2     2   32    .552   90    87    759    11-3-2-0   3-8-0-2    5-4-1-0   0-3-1-0  
Dayton              33    14    15     3     1   32    .485   94    104   494    7-7-1-1    7-8-2-0    3-6-0-1   1-0-0-0  
Flint               33    11    17     1     4   27    .409   89    107   660    9-5-0-4    2-12-1-0   5-3-0-2   0-0-0-1  
Quad City           30    10    14     4     2   26    .433   77    102   471    7-5-1-1    3-9-3-1    4-3-2-1   3-0-0-0  
TOTALS              218   109   84    10    15   243   .557   655   655   4476   -          -          -         -       
FORT WAYNE KOMETS TEAMSTATS  thru games of 1/2/2010
#     PLAYER              POS  GP  G    A   PTS  +/-  PIM  PPG  PPA  SHG  SHA  GWG  FG  OTG  UAG  ENG  SHOG  SHOA  SHO%  SHOTS  SPCT 
71    Drouin, P.C.        LW   30  7   21   28   -1   24    5   11    0    1    2   0     1   0   0    1      3    .333  89     .079 
91    Chaulk, Colin       C    25  6   22   28   +4   66    1    7    0    0    1   2     0   0   1    0      0    .000  66     .091 
44    Thomas, Leo         C    30  13   9   22   +2   30    5    5    2    0    4   2     2   1   0    0      3    .000  77     .169 
2     Dupuis, Guy         D    30  5   16   21   -1   45    3    6    0    0    1   0     0   1   0    0      0    .000  80     .063 
29    OConnor, Sean       RW   26  8    9   17   -1   22    2    2    2    0    2   0     0   1   0    0      1    .000  81     .099 
24    Shafranov, Konstan  LW   17  4   10   14   +3    6    1    4    0    0    0   1     0   0   0    1      2    .500  33     .121 
21    Hukalo, David       RW   21  7    6   13    0   30    4    3    0    0    2   2     1   0   0    0      1    .000  58     .121 
96    Chwedoruk, Justin   F    20  6    6   12    0   13    3    1    0    1    0   1     0   0   1    0      2    .000  60     .100 
14    DeAngelis, Frankie  D    27  4    8   12   -1    2    2    6    0    0    1   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  46     .087 
27    Syroczynski, Matt   LW   5   5    3   8    +6    0    1    1    0    0    1   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  25     .200 
79    Schrock, Kaliegh    RW   30  6    1   7    -8   75    0    0    1    1    1   1     0   1   0    0      0    .000  75     .080 
19    Rodger, Keith       D    29  2    5   7    -2   72    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  31     .065 
9     Warner, Brandon     D    21  1    6   7     0    6    0    2    0    0    0   1     0   0   0    0      0    .000  29     .034 
22    Bertram, Kevin      D    21  2    4   6    +10  33    0    0    0    0    0   1     0   0   0    0      0    .000  16     .125 
72    Woodard, Matt       D    29  3    2   5    -8   25    2    2    0    0    0   1     0   0   0    0      0    .000  43     .070 
    X Klempa, Tomas       RW   24  3    2   5    -6    2    0    2    0    0    0   2     0   0   0    0      0    .000  69     .043 
7     Varone, Rick        C    15  1    4   5    -2   12    1    3    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  33     .030 
20    Phillips, Bobby     D    30  0    4   4    +11  23    0    0    0    1    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  37     .000 
15    MacMillan, Brad     RW   14  1    1   2     0   109   0    0    0    0    0   0     0   1   0    0      0    .000  14     .071 
3     Mironovic, Danko    D    26  0    2   2    +1   31    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  19     .000 
35    Haun, Tim           G    19  0    2   2     0   14    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  0      .000 
51    Stayzer, Blair      D    13  1    0   1     0   34    1    0    0    0    0   1     0   0   0    0      0    .000  16     .063 
    X Whitehead, Travis   C    7   1    0   1     0    4    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  6      .167 
    X Saidachev, Evgeny   RW   7   0    1   1    -2    2    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  6      .000 
33    Boucher, Nick       G    11  0    0   0     0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  0      .000 
    X Laise, Vince        F    2   0    0   0     0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  0      .000 
    X Duffus, Parris      G    1   0    0   0     0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0     0   0   0    0      0    .000  0      .000 
                               GP  G    A   PTS  +/-  PIM  PPG  PPA  SHG  SHA  GWG  FG  OTG  UAG  ENG  SHOG  SHOA  SHO%  SHOTS  SPCT 
      TOTALS                   30  88  144  232  +5   684  31   55    5    4   17   15    6   7   2    2      12   .167  1011   .087 
#       GOALIE              GP  MIN      W   L   OTL  SOL  SO  GA  GAA   SHOW  SHO  SHOGA  SHOAA  SAVES  SPCT 
35      Haun, Tim           19  1158:10  10  7   0    2    0   45  2.33  2     4    3      14     463    .911 
33      Boucher, Nick       11  660:11   7   4   0    0    0   32  2.91  0     0    0      0      299    .903 
    X   Duffus, Parris      1   0:31     0   0   0    0    0   0   .00   0     0    0      0      0      .000 
        TOTALS              30           17  11  0    2    0   80  2.67  2     4    3      14     762    .905 

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