Fort Wayne Komets

ECHL: History of the Fort Wayne Komets

The Fort Wayne Komets began in 1952 under the International Hockey League (IHL), where they remained until 1990. At that time, the franchise would move to Albany, New York, as the Albany Choppers. A few days later, the Franke family, who purchased the Flint Spirits, moved the team to Fort Wayne and took on the […]

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ECHL: Shawn Sydlowski Returns To Fort Wayne

Shawn Sydlowski has announced that he is returning to the Fort Wayne Komets after spending last season with the Orlando Solar Bears. In 46 games last season with the Solar Bears, Sydlowski had 14 goals and 15 assists for 19 points. The 33-year-old winger has spent nine of his first ten seasons with the Fort […]

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ECHL: Icemen Sign Forward Van Wyhe

The Jacksonville Icemen added one more player to their 2023-24 roster on Thursday. The team announced they have signed forward Garrett Van Wyhe to a one-year deal. Van Wyhe is a 6’2″, 201 pound centerman that joins the team after having split last season between the Adirondack Thunder and the Fort Wayne Komets. Before being […]

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Fort Wayne Komets Sign Two Quebeckers 

The Fort Wayne Komets have had a busy off-season already prior to this week as they’ve announced a new head coach and assistant coach, signed four players, and signed one to a tryout. Today they made two more moves as forward Shawn Boudrias returns for his third season, and goaltender Francois Brassard signs with the […]

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ECHL: Jesse Kallechy Officially hired as Fort Wayne Komets’ Head Coach.

The Fort Wayne Komets have named Florida Everblades assistant Jesse Kallechy as the 30th head coach of the 72-year-old franchise, vice president, general manager, and director of hockey operations David Franke announced on Wednesday. “His style of coaching and how he wants his team to play is right in line with the Komets style of […]

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ECHL Breaking News: Fort Wayne Komets Set To Hire Jesse Kallechy As Head Coach

The Fort Wayne Komets are announcing Jesse Kallechy as their new head coach tomorrow, according to Justin Cohn of the Journal Gazette. A press conference to formally introduce him will take place tomorrow at 1:00 EST. Kallechy replaces Ben Boudreau, who was head coach of the Komets for four years with a 134-96-19-8 regular-season record. […]

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ECHL: Rapid City Rush 2023-24 Schedule Preview

The Rapid City Rush 2023-24 season schedule has officially been announced. In the upcoming season, there will be a lot of familiar faces back in the Black Hills, but there are a few new(er) faces that the Rush will see this upcoming season. October The Rapid City Rush will start their season on the road […]

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ECHL: Beck Warm’s 35-Save Shutout Leads Cincinnati To Game 7 Victory

There was one series in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs that would need seven games to decide a winner, and that was the Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Fort Wayne Komets series, one that featured over 300+ plus minutes in penalties. It would be a goaltending dual between Fort Wayne’s Ryan Fanti and Cincinnati’s […]

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ECHL: Fort Wayne Komets Force Game 7 vs Cincinnati Cyclone

The stage was set in Cincinnati as the Cyclones and Komets dropped the puck on game Six, the Cyclones just needed to win one more game to advance, but the Komets had other plans. The Komets ran into penalty trouble early on, but that wouldn’t stop them from generating offense. Komets captain Anthony Petruzzelli got […]

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ECHL: Fort Wayne Komets Stave Off Elimination, Force Game 6 Tuesday

The Fort Wayne Komets headed into game five of the series down 3-1 to the Cincinnati Cyclones. In this do-or-die game, the Komets needed to get off to a good start, and that’s what happened. Fort Wayne peppered the Cyclones goalkeeper, Warm, with 17 shots in the opening frame but couldn’t find the back of […]

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