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The Komets said today that Hall of Fame center Reggie Primeau died Wednesday at age 77.
Because of his service to the U.S. in World War II, Komets broadcaster Bob Chase will be one of the veterans on the Honor Flight Northeast Indiana on Wednesday. If you would like to write anything for Bob, who was in the Navy, please do so in the comments section and I will make sure he sees it.
"Sean Hallett, President of the Indy Fuel, today announced the signing of Scott Hillman to a multi-year agreement to become the first head coach of the ECHL’s newest team."
Center Dean Ouellet, who had 5 goals and 16 points in 25 games with the Komets, will play next season in Lyon, France.
The Las Vegas Wranglers said today the ECHL team will return to play in Las Vegas for the 2015-16 season, and that details regarding a new home arena for the team will be announced at a later date.
This season was interesting from the beginning with the hiring of Gary Graham as coach to the hype surrounding the supposed new style. The decision to go without an NHL affiliation brought concern, but I am a die-hard fan and will always believe the Komets have the chance to win a championship.
Michelle Davies - The Journal Gazette
Forward Brandon Marino, one of the most prolific scorers in the Komets history, will play next season in Hungary, team officials confirmed.
I haven't seen it myself, but supposedly the latest episode of "Maron," a show on IFC, has a scene in which they are watching TV and the game is Komets vs. Indianapolis Ice from 1992.
The Komets are open to discussions with NHL teams but aren't wild about the uncertainty affiliations bring. When they were aligned with Anaheim, they counted on getting sent prospects regularly and received very little.
Tony Tribble - Special to The Journal Gazette
CINCINNATI – One of the wildest seasons in the Komets' 62-year history came to an end Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Cyclones at U.S. Bank Arena.
The mettle of the Komets has been tested all season long, through the franchise-record 12 trades, myriad injuries and losing streaks. So they're not frazzled at the latest threat to their season.
If Komets pull it out, that is
From start to finish, the Komets played their best game of series Sunday. They did most of the things they set out to do, such as dictate the play, limit turnovers and be physical. That's why a 4-3 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Cyclones stung more than any previous loss.
The Komets defeat the Cincinnati Cyclones 3-2 in overtime to tie Eastern Conference semifinals is tied at 2.
“It's disappointing, but we've got to flush it down the toilet, have a short-term memory and get ready for Saturday,” Komets coach Gary Graham said.
Whether it was controversial or just heartbreaking, the Komets want to put the 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Cincinnati Cyclones behind them heading into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday.
The Komets' top line of Brandon Marino, Chris Auger and Scott Fleming is capable of making picturesque plays. That's a bit of the problem right now because, in the playoffs, those plays are hard to pull off.
If you are one of those who didn't like the Komets' decision to go without an NHL affiliation this season, you won't like reading this story.
Tony Tribble - Special to The Journal Gazette
The Cyclones defeated the Komets 5-2 at U.S. Bank Arena, sending the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semfinals series back to Fort Wayne tied at one game apiece.
Tony Tribble - Special to The Journal Gazette
The Komets weren’t the only team without a power-play goal in the first round; Greenville was 0 for 14 in its six-game victory over Kalamazoo, and South Carolina was 0 for 13 as it got swept by Wheeling.