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Tailing the Komets

Game 7 notes

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Series Note: Game 7 will be televised on Altitude Sports & Entertainment and can be seen online on CHL-TV with certain territorial restrictions in affect due to televised broadcast.


-The Eagles 8-1 win marks the largest margin of victory in any playoff win for the franchise and the eight goals are the most scored in any playoff game in their eight-year history.
-Adam Chorneyko's Game 6 hat trick was the fourth in the Eagles playoff history.  Chorneyko finished with three goals and an assist giving him a league-leading 27 points (9-18=27).
-Friday's Game 7 will be the fifth in the history of the CHL Finals and the first since 2004 when Laredo defeated the Mudbugs 3-2 in overtime.  The home team has won three of the previous Finals Game 7's.
-Colorado is 4-0 all-time in Game 7's winning one Game 7 already this season when they beat the Rapid City Rush, 1-0, in Game 7 of the Turner Conference Finals.
-Bossier-Shreveport is 0-4 all-time in Game 7's losing twice in overtime with three of their four losses on the road.
-An Eagles victory would make them the first CHL team to win a pair of Game 7's in the same playoff season with one of the two wins coming in the Finals.
-Colorado head coach Chris Stewart is looking to become the second CHL coach to win four league championships joining Doug Shedden who won twice with Wichita and twice with Memphis.  With a win on Friday night, Stewart would have three titles with the Eagles and one with Huntsville.
-The Mudbugs have the most titles of any CHL/WPHL team with three (1999, 2000 and 2001).
-Colorado's shorthanded goal on Wednesday night gives them five during the post-season, the most of any CHL team.
-Mudbugs forward Nick Layton had his eight-game point streak end in Wednesday's Game 6.
-Bossier-Shreveport forward Steven Crampton has scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time during the post-season and has 13 points overall (6-7=13) in 20 playoff games.
-Colorado forward Scott May has three goals and three assists in his last four games.
-After missing on seven combined power plays in Game's 4 and 5, the Eagles connected on their first two man advantage chances in Game 6 finishing the game 2 for 4.
-Aaron Schneekloth's game winning goal in Game 6 ended a 10-game scoreless slump for the two-time CHL Most Outstanding Defenseman (2009, 2010).
-Colorado's Steve Haddon's two assists on Wednesday night matched his point total in the previous 10 games combined.  The slowdown offensively came after helping carry the team through the first two rounds of the playoffs where he scored five goals with five assists in the Eagles first 10 post-season games.
-Eagles net minder Kyle Jones has stopped 56 of 57 shots in the last two elimination games he has played in earning a shutout in Game 7 of the Turner Conference Finals versus Rapid City and allowing just one goal in Game 6 versus Bossier-Shreveport.

Posted in: Komets


Fri, 05/27/2011 - 3:20pm

I'll be watching NHL.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 2:38am

Bruins win 1-0. Outstanding game from Roloson, though. I wasn't sure he had it in him after some of the earlier games in the series. And the officials didn't call a single penalty all night. Letting them play is good playoff hockey, but it is bad for Tampa Bay, whose biggest advantage would have been on the PP. But Boston played a very good game and deserved to win. Other than Roloson, the Lightning just didn't up the ante enough to respond.

And Bos-Shre wins it 2-1. Yahoo.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 10:03am

New Komets for 2011-12 season=Jimmy Bonneau,Todd Robinson,Jamie Milam.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 05/28/2011 - 10:59am

I think to get Robinson, the Komets would have to overpay quite a bit to get him to come away from Evansville where he would be more comfortable with more former teammates. Not saying they won't, but that will be a factor to consider.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 3:57pm

I have no idea where that thought is coming from, Blake. If he was so comfortable with them he wouldn't have signed with Odessa last season. Not that many old teammates left from Muskegon anyhow. Probably will be even fewer since they were worst in the division. Overpay him? You mean like they did with Curadeau?

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 4:23pm

Glad thiis season has finally come to an end. Apparently the league called another meeting on May 26th. According to the story I read, the Missouri owner has announced they will be back and the league will announce the teams leaving, maybe an expansion team, the luxury tax, salary cap , and all that jazz. Those in the know will tell us this is a normal, planned meeting. However, it appeared to be a meeting to determine who would be back. I'm looking forward to hearing the info and suppose something will be announced within the next two weeks or so.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 05/28/2011 - 6:15pm

He signed in Odessa before Evansville ever got started last summer. What it really comes down to is his relationship with Rick Kromm -- and how much money Evansville is willing to pay him. That's the only reason he went to Odessa.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 5:04am

This is strange???

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 11:02am

What's up with the Mudbugs coacch, Blake?

Blake Sebring
Sun, 05/29/2011 - 3:13pm

You know as much as I do, Dan. I'm sorry I haven't been able to dig into more of this stuff, but I really am tied down by high school stuff right now.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 3:36pm

Yes Blake, I remember that he signed with Odessa last season before Evansville got started. I certainly take your word about his relationship with Kromm, though I didn't know that before now. I think my point is still valid. What does he have in common with Evansville, In? Nothing except for a few, very few, ex-teammates who may or may not play there this next season.

He knows Fort Wayne quite well. Knows the Franke's and their reputation of taking care of their players, the Coliseum, the crowds that are always there, and has been reported of having an interest of playing here someday.

I'm not naive enough to think that money won't play a large part of his decision, but I suggest that the Komets are in a better position than Evansville until the season after next ( when the Iceman have a better idea of how their new building will increase their attendance).

The situation with Scott Muscutt reminds me of people jumping off a sinking ship. There must be a whole lot more to that situation than we know. I'm afraid we're going to learn a lot about this league before the summer is over.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 4:47pm

Thanks Blake. Just curious. Blake, I never know as much as you nor does anyone on here. I am not being sarcastic. I am being realistic. You are the man.

Silly Season
Sun, 05/29/2011 - 4:51pm

Bossier-Shreveport is losing nearly $1 million a season. Don't be surprised if they end up in the SPHL or fold. That's why the coach quit. Time to find a new coaching job elsewhere.

An announcement about Colorado joining the ECHL will come soon.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 6:35pm

I'm not a big fan of this luxuary tax/profit sharing crap they have planned...too many questions still to be answered. With Colorado likely jumping to the ECHL, that leaves Missouri, Ft Wayne and Rapid City as most likely the only "profitable" teams in the CHL...how long can those 3 teams be able to "support" the rest of the CHL. What will make these 3 teams stay in the CHL, when most of the other teams in the league are losing money by the boat load

Mr Snufflupugus
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 1:14am

Congrats to former Komets assistant Gerrard Gallant for guiding St John to the Memorial Cup championship

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 5:50am

Thomas-Drouin-A Pod

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 6:59am

Keep dreaming!!!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 3:19pm

we will find some answers on the 31st. Not good.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 5:03pm


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 7:28pm

So that will make 3 down by tomorrow... What will be the final tally??

Silly Season
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 8:28pm

To say Colorado fans are happy right now would be an understatement. Wish Fort Wayne was also joining the ECHL. Oh well, maybe next year.

In the Bossier-Shreveport article today...

"The community holds the solution," said Scott, who has lost nearly $1 million a season. "The Central Hockey League wants to know, but I'm not telling them a thing right now. I'm waiting for the people in this area to respond."

Scott said it was "a slap in the face" when only 3,489 fans attended the Mudbugs' last home game this season in Game 5 of the Finals. He said fans need to purchase around 2,500 season tickets next season, up from the 957 the Mudbugs sold this year.


They are going to need one heck of an increase in season ticket sales to play next season. And just how long will the CHL wait for an answer from them?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 8:53pm

Bad News.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 10:53am

Couple of comments.

I'll say one thing for Colorado. They aren't wasting time announcing the switch. At least the CHL will officially know their status.

What becomes of their players? Free agents? Of course Colorado will try to take with them as many as possible, but the ECHL has different rules for their rosters.

Colorado would have been one of the upper tier teams thus subsidizing the lower tier teams. With them gone the Komets luxury tax will just grow larger.

I wonder how close Rapid City may be to do the same thing. They've lost their nearest competitor and largest rival. Pay attention to them and their decision. They would also be a top tier team.


Tue, 05/31/2011 - 1:42pm

It sounds like the Rush may Also be making a move very soon. From what I'm hearing around Rapid City is that the Rush want to play in the same league as Colorado and would also make the move to the ECHL.