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Komets top Cincy, secure No. 2 seed

Despite squandering yet another lead, the Komets recovered with a Trevor Cheek goal and a solid defensive third period, and they defeated the Cincinnati Cyclones 4-3 on Friday nigh ...

March 31, 2017 10:50 pm


Analyzing K's victory, update on Szydlowski

As the Komets near the playoffs, they can ill afford to have games like the one they did Sunday, when they squandered a four-goal lead and lost to the Florida Everblades. But if th ...

March 29, 2017 11:40 pm


Komets ace Alaska 5-2

After a 5-2 victory tonight, the Komets probably wish this wasn’t the first and last time the Alaska Aces had a game at Memorial Coliseum. The Komets (40-18-8) ably recovere ...

March 29, 2017 10:20 pm


Unveiling my MVP pick

Pat Nagle will be in net tonight for the Komets against the Alaska Aces. It will be like old times for some of us in the press box, as Brad Jones, the former Komets player and form ...

March 29, 2017 6:50 pm


Komets to expand Hall of Fame

The Komets announced Tuesday that the Komet Hall of Fame will increase by five new members in a ceremony planned for the night of Saturday, April 8th when the Komets host the Quad City Mallards at 7:30.

March 28, 2017 1:06 pm


Updating Komets' playoff race

We know which four teams from the Central Division will be in the playoffs: Toledo, the Komets, Quad City and Kalamazoo. Terrific news for those who like to travel to playoff games ...

March 27, 2017 12:27 pm


Komets give up 4-goal lead in loss

The Komets want to get momentum as the playoffs near, not just in winning games but doing so in a tight-checking, defensive fashion that will be preferred once the regular season c ...

March 26, 2017 4:56 pm


Bartus in net for K's

Garrett Bartus is coming off a shutout in a 1-0 victory Saturday over the Cincinnati Cyclones, and he has gotten the nod in net by Komets coach Gary Graham. The Komets face the Fl ...

March 26, 2017 2:06 pm


Alaska coach went into stands

The Komets' next opponent is the Alaska Aces. The teams meet Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum in what, barring a playoff series, would be the final game between the teams. I wonder ...

March 26, 2017 6:21 pm


Komets' reaction to 6-4 loss

Needless to say, it was not a pleasant environment in the Komets' locker room after they squandered a four-goal lead and lost 6-4 to the Florida Everblades today. But let's not ge ...

March 26, 2017 6:19 pm


Priming K's vs. Cyclones

You may want to get to Memorial Coliseum a little early; they could have as many as 10,000 fans tonight. And you'll want to be in your seats for the Al Sims jersey retirement. It' ...

March 25, 2017 3:15 pm


Praise for Komets' Bartus, Baptista

With eight shutouts as a team, the Komets are now tied for the ECHL lead with the defending-champion Allen Americans. Garrett Bartus, who stopped 27 shots in the 1-0 victory tonigh ...

March 25, 2017 8:40 pm


Bartus works shutout for K's on Sims' night

Al Sims often professed a particular appreciation of good goaltending and also of toughness. So he was undoubtedly pleased with the Komets’ 1-0 victory tonight over the Cinci ...

March 25, 2017 7:33 pm


Leef playing in SPHL

Fort Wayne-native Jackson Leef has been signed by Peoria of the Single-A Southern Professional Hockey League. Leef had 19 goals and 40 points this season with Westfield State and ...

March 24, 2017 5:32 pm


K's fall in OT to Mallards

For the second straight game, the Komets squandered one-goal leads three times. But tonight, the result was different. The Komets lost 4-3 in overtime to the Quad City Mallards i ...

March 24, 2017 8:05 pm