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Coach Al Sims has won 4 Cups.
Konstantin Shafranov played seven seasons in Fort Wayne between 1995 and 2010, scoring 159 goals.
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Center Colin Chaulk is a five-time team MVP with four Cup championships to his credit.
Frederic Bouchard had 69 goals and 154 points in 156 games.
Chuck Adamson played 176 consecutive games.
Colin Chin celebrates after scoring a goal during the 1994 Turner Cup playoffs.


Colin Chaulk

Skinny: Famed leader is five-time team MVP with four Cups.

Colin Chin

Skinny: Had 246 goals and 636 points in 660 games; great leader.

Merv Dubchak

Skinny: Scored team-record 72 goals in 1965-66, twice scored 52 goals.

John Goodwin

Skinny: Seven times he scored at least 20 goals and twice eclipsed 100 points.

Robbie Laird

Skinny: Tallied 223 goals, 499 points in 520 games over 2 decades.

Eddie Long

Skinny: “Mr. Komet” was an IHL MVP; played 801 games, 2nd in team history.

Terry McDougall

Skinny: Had 139 points in 1978-79; also has 90 points in 69 playoff games.

Konstantin Shafranov

Skinny: Played 7 seasons between 1995 and 2010, scoring 159 goals.

Barry Scully

Skinny: Had at least 60 goals in 3 straight seasons, 100 points in 4 straight in 1980s.

Len Thornson

Skinny: 7-time IHL MVP, Komets’ all-time leader with 1,219 points.


Frederic Bouchard

Skinny: In 156 games, he had 69 goals and 154 points from 1999 to 2004.

Jim Burton

Skinny: Was a four-time first-team all-star; he had 94 points in 1986.

Guy Dupuis

Skinny: All-time games-played leader with 945, he won four Cups with Komets.

Carey Lucyk

Skinny: Provided a consistent two-way presence from 1987 to 1995.

Terry Pembroke

Skinny: An 8-time all-star, he had 339 points, 1,143 penalty minutes in 784 games.

Lionel Repka

Skinny: “Choo Choo” had 492 points in 666 games; IHL’s Best Defenseman in 1964-65.

Jean-Marc Richard

Skinny: In 135 games, he scored 28 goals and 129 points; instrumental in 1993 Cup win.


Chuck Adamson

Skinny: Played 176 consecutive games from 1962 to 1965; won the 1963 Turner Cup.

Nick Boucher

Skinny: Captured Cups in 2008, 2009, 2010, helping K’s back from 3-1 deficit in ’08 Finals.

Robbie Irons

Skinny: Played 12 seasons, including 573 games, with 14 shutouts.


Al Sims

Skinny: Team-record 364 victories and four Cups in 8 seasons.

General manager

Ken Ullyot

Skinny: Also a coach, he helped keep team and IHL afloat from 1958 to 1982.

– Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette