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Komets goaltender Nick Boucher celebrated four championships in his career. His number is being retired.

Adamson, Boucher to have numbers retired

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Chuck Adamson played 176 consecutive games. His number is being retired.

The Komets will retire the numbers of former goaltenders Chuck Adamson (1) and Nick Boucher (33) in a ceremony Oct. 26, the club announced today.

Fort Wayne plays Cincinnati in a 7:30 p.m. game at Memorial Coliseum that night, the Komets said in a statement.

The two become the 14th and 15th numbers retired by the Komets, and along with Robbie Irons are the only goaltenders on the list.

"The Komet Hockey Club has won a total of nine playoff championships in its history," Komet general manager David Franke said in a statement. "Chuck Adamson and Nick Boucher account for six of those nine championships!

What tremendous careers they have had and they both reside in Fort Wayne."

Adamson won two International Hockey League Turner Cups with the Komets in 1963 and 1965. He was the league's Outstanding Goaltender of the Year in 1964-65.

He appeared in 176 consecutive games for the club between November 1962 and January 1965.

Boucher led the Komets to three straight Turner Cups in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and a CHL championship in 2012.

The other numbers retired:

Fort Wayne Komets list of retired jersey numbers:

2 Guy Dupuis

5 Terry Pembroke

6 Lionel Repka

11 Len Thornson

16 Eddie Long

12 Reggie Primeau

18 Rob Laird

26 Colin Chin

30 Robbie Irons

40 Bob Chase

58 Ken Ullyot

59 Colin Lister

77 Steve Fletcher

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at