According to David Franke, new Coach Gary Graham is preferring it this way for this season.
Longtime Komets captain Colin Chaulk, who retired this summer, will be back at Memorial Coliseum this season – with the arch-rival Kalamazoo Wings.
Center Bobby Hughes is a prolific scorer – he had nine goals and 17 points in 11 playoff games last season with Alaska of the ECHL – and he’s the newest member of the Komets.
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Forwards Chris Auger and John Dunbar have re-signed with the Komets for the 2013-14 season, and three rookies also have signed, the club said today.
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Ex-Komet Bryant Molle has re-signed with the Reading Royals, the club has announced.
I figure you hear "second-round pick" and think one of two things: He's a guy with tremendous upside and the right people just didn't tap it; or, he's a bust and let's hope there wasn't a good reason he never made it.
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Jeremy Gates has re-signed with the Komets for his second pro season, among three defensemen the club announced today it had signed for 2013-14.
Here's what the Komets had to say about the signings of Brandon Marino, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, Mickey Lang, Matthew Larke and Kyle Bochek, which I'm sure will be reviled by some because it's a collection of CHL stars.
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The Komets said today they have re-signed five forwards, including team MVP Brandon Marino and longtime Fort Wayne player Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, for the 2013-14 season.
For the second time in three years, the Ontario Reign has been named the ECHL's ticket department of the year for 2012-13, the league announced today.
Joseph Zakrzewski of the South Carolina Stingrays was named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year for 2012-13, the league announced today.
Six Fort Wayne Komets -- forwards Brandon Marino, Kaleigh Schrock, Jean-Michel Rizk and John Dunbar, and defensemen Daniel Maggio and Jeremy Gates -- have received valid qualifying offers from the club by Sunday's deadline, the ECHL said today.