World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Fort Wayne Komets

Article Id: WHEBN0000618818
Reproduction Date:

Title: Fort Wayne Komets  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: United Hockey League, Bloomington PrairieThunder, 2015–16 ECHL season, Central Hockey League, Rapid City Rush
Collection: 1952 Establishments in Indiana, 1952 Establishments in the United States, Anaheim Ducks Minor League Affiliates, Colorado Avalanche Minor League Affiliates, Columbus Blue Jackets Minor League Affiliates, Defunct Central Hockey League Teams, Detroit Red Wings Minor League Affiliates, Echl Teams, Ice Hockey Teams in Indiana, International Hockey League (1945–2001) Teams, International Hockey League (2007–10) Teams, International Hockey League (2007–2010) Teams, Los Angeles Kings Minor League Affiliates, Minnesota North Stars Minor League Affiliates, Montreal Canadiens Minor League Affiliates, New Jersey Devils Minor League Affiliates, New York Islanders Minor League Affiliates, New York Rangers Minor League Affiliates, Pittsburgh Penguins Minor League Affiliates, Sports Clubs Established in 1952, Sports in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Vancouver Canucks Minor League Affiliates, Washington Capitals Minor League Affiliates, Winnipeg Jets Minor League Affiliates
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Fort Wayne Komets

Fort Wayne Komets
2015–16 ECHL season
City Fort Wayne, Indiana
League ECHL
Conference Western
Division Midwest
Founded 1985 (Current ECHL franchise)
1952 (First IHL franchise)
Operated 1990–present (Current ECHL franchise)
1952–1990 (First IHL franchise)
Home arena Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Colors Orange, black and white
              
Owner(s) The Franke Family
Head coach Garry Graham
Captain Jamie Schaafsma
Media WOWO (1190 AM)
WKJG (1380 AM)
Affiliates Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Franchise history
First IHL Franchise
1952–1990 Fort Wayne Komets
1990–1991 Albany Choppers
Current ECHL Franchise
1985–1990 Flint Spirits
1990–present Fort Wayne Komets
Championships
Regular season titles 12 (1959–60, 1962–63, 1972–73, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09)
Conference Championships 1 (2011–12)
Turner Cups 7 (1962–63, 1964–65, 1972–73, 1992–93, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10)
Ray Miron President's Cup 1 (2011–12)
Colonial Cups 1 (2002–03)

The Fort Wayne Komets are a minor league ice hockey team in the ECHL. The team was previously a member of the Central Hockey League and the International Hockey League before it ceased operations and several of its former teams joined the CHL in 2010. The Komets also played in the previous iteration of the International Hockey League from 1952 until 1999, when they joined the UHL (which took the IHL name in 2007). They have won four post-season championship titles in the original IHL in 1963, 1965, 1973 and 1993, four in the UHL/second IHL in 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and one in the CHL in 2012. They play their home games at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The original franchise moved to Albany, New York in 1990, and the Flint Spirits moved to Fort Wayne and assumed the Komets name and history. The original Komets franchise played part of one season as the Albany Choppers before folding on February 15, 1991. [1] In all of North American professional hockey, only the Original Six teams of the NHL and the Hershey Bears of the AHL have played continuously in the same city with the same name longer than the Komets.

On July 22, 2014, the Komets announced a one-year affiliation deal with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, providing a direct line to Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate for the 2014–15 season, the Lake Erie Monsters.[2][3] After a successful season and partnership proving beneficial to all parties, on July 21, 2015, the Komets announced a continuance of the affiliation with the Avalanche and new AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage on a two-year deal through the 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons.[4]

Contents

  • Season-by-season results 1
  • Retired numbers 2
  • Current roster 3
  • Franchise records 4
    • Scoring leaders 4.1
    • Regular season 4.2
    • Team records 4.3
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Season-by-season results

This is a partial list of the last ten seasons completed by the Fort Wayne Komets. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Fort Wayne Komets seasons
Season League GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Playoffs
2005–06 UHL 76 44 26 0 6 94 258 206 1760 Lost in Quarterfinals
2006–07 UHL 76 51 21 0 4 106 263 187 1932 Lost in Semifinals
2007–08 IHL 76 56 12 6 2 120 280 186 1978 Won Championship
2008–09 IHL 76 46 18 3 9 104 288 213 1678 Won Championship
2009–10 IHL 76 50 21 1 4 105 263 183 1589 Won Championship
2010–11 CHL 66 31 27 5 3 70 187 204 1352 Lost In Quarterfinals
2011–12 CHL 66 40 19 1 6 83 228 187 1272 Won Championship
2012–13 ECHL 72 33 35 1 3 70 205 246 1385 Did Not Qualify
2013–14 ECHL 72 36 24 7 5 84 215 215 954 Lost in Conference Semifinals
2014–15 ECHL 72 48 18 2 4 102 251 200 1033 Lost in Conference Semifinals

Records as of the conclusion of the 2014–15 season.[5]

Retired numbers

The Komets have honored over 40 personnel in three sections, Executive Builders, Team Personnel and Media in the Komets Hall of Fame established in 1988. They have retired 15 numbers over the course of their history.[6]

Fort Wayne Komets retired numbers
No. Player Position Tenure Date of honour
1 Adamson, ChuckChuck Adamson G 1962–67 October 26, 2013
2 Dupuis, GuyGuy Dupuis D 1991–2011 October 29, 2011
5 Pembroke, TerryTerry Pembroke D 1964–78 1988
6 Repka, LionelLionel Repka D 1958–69 1988
11 Thornson, LenLen Thornson C 1957–69 1988
12 Primeau, RegReg Primeau C 1960–69 1988
16 Long, EddieEddie Long RW 1952–66 1988
18 Laird, RobRob Laird LW 1974–89 March 6, 2002
26 Chin, ColinColin Chin C 1986–96 November 17, 2007
30 Irons, RobbieRobbie Irons G 1967–81 1988
33 Boucher, NickNick Boucher G 2007–12 October 26, 2013
40 Chase, BobBob Chase Media March 8, 2003
58 Ullyot, KenKen Ullyot Owner 1958–82 1988
59 Lister, ColinColin Lister Owner 1959–85 1988
77 Fletcher, StevenSteven Fletcher LW 1990–2002 November 17, 2007

Current roster

Updated October 27, 2015.[7]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
3 Beaupré, GabrielGabriel Beaupré D L 23 2014 St-Jean Chrysostome, Quebec Avalanche
17 Belzile, AlexAlex Belzile RW R 24 2015 Saint-Éloi, Quebec Rampage
20 Cheek, TrevorTrevor Cheek LW L 23 2015 Vancouver, Washington Avalanche
7 Corbett, CodyCody Corbett D L 22 2015 Lakeland, Minnesota Avalanche
8 Daniels, DrewDrew Daniels (A) D R 27 2014 Suffern, New York Komets
15 Embach, MikeMike Embach LW L 28 2013 Orland Park, Illinois Komets
14 Halabi, ReidReid Halabi Injured Reserve F R 21 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Komets
27 Hamonic, JustinJustin Hamonic D R 22 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba Rampage
60 Martin, SpencerSpencer Martin G L 21 2015 Oakville, Ontario Avalanche
23 Meurs, GarrettGarrett Meurs RW R 23 2014 Ripley, Ontario Avalanche
55 Montgomery, BrockBrock Montgomery RW L 23 2015 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Rampage
31 Nagle, PatPat Nagle G L 28 2014 Rochester, Michigan Komets
45 Ouellet, DeanDean Ouellet C L 28 2015 Edmundston, New Brunswick Komets
9 Perlini, BrettBrett Perlini RW R 26 2014 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Komets
22 Schaafsma, JamieJamie Schaafsma (C) F L 33 2015 Chatham, Ontario Komets
10 Southorn, JordonJordon Southorn D L 26 2015 Montreal, Quebec Komets
97 Sivák, PeterPeter Sivák RW L 34 2015 Cheb, Czechoslovakia Komets
44 Sol, CodyCody Sol D L 25 2014 Woodstock, Ontario Komets
19 Szydlowski, ShawnShawn Szydlowski (A) RW R 25 2013 St. Clair Shores, Michigan Komets
51 Thomas, KyleKyle Thomas Injured Reserve RW R 26 2015 Waltham, Massachusetts Komets
48 Thompson, GarrettGarrett Thompson C L 26 2015 Davison, Michigan Komets
29 Weber, WillWill Weber D L 27 2015 Gaylord, Michigan Rampage

Franchise records

Scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; * = still active with the team

Player Pos GP G A Pts
Len Thornson C 763 412 807 1219
Eddie Long RW 801 425 427 852
Colin Chaulk C 581 187 497 684
Terry McDougall C 507 249 395 644
Colin Chin C 660 246 390 636
John Goodwin LW 480 200 387 587
Guy Dupuis D 945 126 417 543
Reg Primeau C 452 200 342 542
Merv Dubchak RW 437 321 218 539
Robbie Laird LW 520 223 276 499

Regular season

  • Most goals in a season: Merv Dubchak, 72 (1965–66)
  • Most assists in a season: Len Thornson, 93 (1966–67)
  • Most points in a season: Len Thornson, 139 (1966–67) & Terry McDougall, 139 (1978–79)
  • Most penalty minutes in a season: Andy Bezeau, 590 (1995–96)
  • Most wins in a season: Kevin St. Pierre, 43 (2003–04)
  • Most shutouts in a season: Kevin Reiter, 7 (2007–08) & Kevin St. Pierre, 7 (2003–04)

Team records

  • On March 28, 2008, the Komets set a new professional hockey record of 23 straight home wins. They defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 4–3.[8] The record ended at 25.
  • On April 12, 2008, the Komets set a new Fort Wayne hockey record of 56 wins in a season. The previous record of 53 was set in 2003–04.[9]
  • On May 15, 2010, the Komets defeated the Flint Generals in Game Five of the IHL Turner Cup Finals to win the series, 4 games to 1, earning the Komets a "three-peat" after winning the Turner Cup in 2008 and 2009 as well.

See also

References

  1. ^ Chuck Miller THE IHL'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET: THE 1990-91 ALBANY CHOPPERS
  2. ^ "Komets announce affiliation with NHL's Avalanche and AHL's Monsters".  
  3. ^ "Colorado affiliation could be different and better for Komets".  
  4. ^ "Komets put together two-year deal with Avalanche".  
  5. ^ "Fort Wayne Komets Standings". hockeydb.com. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Komets Hall of Fame". Fort Wayne Komets. 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Fort Wayne Komets - Team - Roster". Fort Wayne Komets. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Komets Historical Win". Fort Wayne Komets. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  9. ^ "54th win sets new Fort Wayne franchise record". Fort Wayne Komets. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 

External links

  • Fort Wayne Komets official website
  • Fort Wayne Komets History
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.