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IceMen's move muddled more

Raise your hand if you think the IceMen will play an ECHL game again. (In case you're wondering, my hands are on my keyboard and not in the air.) The IceMen, who skated last seaso ...

July 29, 2016 7:12 pm


Sol back with Komets

Cody Sol, the physical defenseman who led the Komets in penalty minutes each of the last two seasons, re-signed with the club today. Sol, 6-foot-6, 242 pounds, had two goals, 21 p ...

July 27, 2016 3:11 pm


Komets add four to preseason roster

The Komets have added forwards Mason Baptista, Daniel Erlich and Chase Nieuwendyk to their preseason roster, along with defenseman Curtis Leonard.

July 25, 2016 3:16 pm


Eagles, Avalanche reach agreement

The Colorado Avalanche signed an affiliation agreement with the Colorado Eagles, the teams announced. The Avalanche and Komets came to a mutual decision to part ways Tuesday  ...

July 20, 2016 7:59 pm


Komets officially end affiliation with Avalanche

The Komets have broken it off with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. The Komets called it a mutual decision in their announcement Tuesday the two sides had ended their affiliation, wh ...

July 19, 2016 1:00 pm


Komets, Avalanche terminate affiliation

The Fort Wayne Komets announced Tuesday that they have mutually agreed with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL to terminate the second and final year of their affiliation agreement.

July 19, 2016 12:38 pm


Komets bring back Beaupre

Komets defenseman Gabriel Beaupre will be returning to the blue line for the 2016-17 season and center Mike Cazzola has agreed to terms and will make his debut with the Komets, the ...

July 18, 2016 8:56 pm


Rampage signs ex-Komets player

The San Antonio Rampage announced forwards Garry Nunn and Alex Belzile have signed AHL contracts.  Belzile, 24, split time with the Komets and San Antonio last season, p ...

July 14, 2016 3:15 pm


Belzile going to AHL

Alex Belzile, who totaled 16 goals and 47 points in 45 games last season (including the playoffs) with the Komets, has signed a contract with San Antonio of the American Hockey Lea ...

July 13, 2016 7:07 pm


Thompson 8th to re-sign with Komets

Garrett Thompson will be back for a second season with the Komets, who felt so strongly about last season’s squad that they’ve so far re-signed eight players. Thompson ...

July 13, 2016 3:31 pm


Komets sign 3; Leo Thomas retires

The Komets said hello to a new player, defenseman Carl Tremblay, today. They welcomed back goaltender Pat Nagle and forward Kyle Thomas, two of their best players last season. And ...

July 12, 2016 4:10 pm


ECHL realigns: Komets back with Kalamazoo, Toledo

The ECHL came to its senses and put the Komets back in a division with the Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye. 

July 11, 2016 10:24 pm


What division alignment means for Komets

The rivalries with the Toledo Walleye and Kalamazoo Wings were at perhaps their greatest height in 2015, when the ECHL decided to move the Komets into the Western Conference and ne ...

July 11, 2016 5:57 pm


Perlini signs with Rush

Forward Brett Perlini has signed with the Rapid City Rush. Perlini, who had 32 goals and 65 points in 109 regular-season games with the Komets over two seasons, was traded to Rapid ...

July 8, 2016 5:16 pm


Another move to curtail fighting in hockey

Oh, man, I hate this rule change in the American Hockey League. The league, one step above the Komets and the ECHL, will now give game misconducts to players who fight prior to, du ...

July 7, 2016 4:55 pm