Right wing Garrett Meurs scored in a second straight game, and the Komets defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 4-1 today at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Komets coach Gary Graham arranges competitions within practices to determine the best breakaway players on his team. And while it's not as risqué as it sounds, one of the games is “strip shootout.”
Check out the video highlights above from the Komets 2-1 victory over the Indy Fuel in an overtime shootout at Memorial Coliseum. Aside from the great goals and saves, look out for the play in which Eric Faille hurdles a player and maintains possession of the puck.
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Komets forward Eric Faille left the game for a spell in the third period, after he took a stick to the face that required stitches.
Right wing Garrett Meurs has made another great play and it has the Komets up 1-0 on the Indy Fuel after two periods at Memorial Coliseum. He had a wraparound attempt that was stopped by goalie Mac Carruth, but Meurs grabbed the rebound and fired it above the outstretched glove of the goalie.
The Komets and Indy Fuel are scoreless at Memorial Coliseum after one period, in front of a crowd of 6,798. However, the Komets had plenty of chances to score, namely: A Brett Perlini shot from close range; Mike Embach at the end of a 2-on-1 rush and a Paul Crowder 1-on-1 rush.
he Komets are 33-16-4 all-time on Thanksgiving. Fort Wayne is 3-0-0 against Indianapolis, which is winless in seven road games this season.
The Komets have signed Brett Beebe, who was in training camp with them and has been playing with Pensacola of the Southern Professional Hockey League. He had one goal and six points in seven SPHL games.
For the first time this season, the Komets aren't on top of the Eastern Conference standings. Losing three of five games will do that to a team.
Even though the Komets lost 3-1 to the Greenville Road Warriors -- and lost their hold on first place in the Eastern Conference for the first time this season -- I think you will enjoy the highlights in the video here.
The Komets wanted their defense to improve, and it has. But the offense has disappeared.
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Joey Leach scored his first goal of the season to give the Komets a 1-0 lead in the second period against the Greenville Road Warriors tonight at Memorial Coliseum. He did it with a shot from the blue line.
The American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters have called up yet another Komets player, this time forward Reid Petryk, who was scoreless in 10 games. Seems strange that they would call him up and leave Nathan Condon here. Unless, maybe, they are sending him back to juniors.
Especially after the way the Komets got it handed to them in a 6-3 loss Wednesday at Toledo, Ohio, their performance Friday in a 3-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings was impressive.
The Komets returned home. And they returned to winning.They defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 3-1 tonight at Memorial Coliseum.
Great pass from Garret Meurs sets up Mike Embach for a 1-0 lead at Memorial Coliseum and incites the Teddy Bear Toss at Memorial Coliseum for charity. It was going to take a good play to foil Joel Martin with the way he's playing for the Kalamazoo Wings.