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Tailing the Komets

Hello from Rockford

It is incredibly windy here and I haven't even started talking to anyone.

For those of you who didn't buy the paper, you can see our preview stuff here:


I know many of you don't, but I personally love the new jerseys. They are so cool to see in person, and George was beaming when we took the picture. I always disliked the white shoulder boards on the black road jersey, but I really liked the black shoulder boards on orange jersey. Just my opinion.

I hope to be able to blog during the game, but I can't promise. Rockford has a small press box and it's sometimes difficult to work on. Too bad because the IceHogs have a really class act in Mike Peck for PR and broadcasting.

No, I don't know anything yet about the guys who got the flu.

Posted in: Komets


Fri, 10/13/2006 - 12:29pm

I can not wait till game time. Blake, how long did it take you to get there ? Lets go Komets, Cook some bacon. I also think the new jersey's are very cool. Now lets just the hope the K's dont just look cool but play good hockey.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 2:20pm

Sorry,IMO those jerseys are ugly, but I am a traditionalist.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 2:47pm

Took about five hours. Opening faceoff is at 8:30 p.m. Fort Wayne time, not 8 p.m. as we were informed before. Rockford changed its start times on Friday nights.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 2:55pm


Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Fri, 10/13/2006 - 3:07pm

just look at the chicago hounds roster and guess who let go of blake stewart again

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 3:13pm

I like the new road jersey. It does a nice job combining the best features of the familiar logo with the new flames on the sleeves....the mono color without the contrasting shoulder board area gives it a much more streamlined appearance. Nice Unis! Blake, I think you should have a nice fat, juicy BACON Cheeseburger before you leave the rink 2nite!

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 3:34pm

Peck is good but the guy who partnered with him last year was brutal.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 3:53pm

Richardson and Goneau out for warmups, Miller, Gabrielsen, Besner and Gascon are not.

Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:12pm

hey blake you need to let us know what is going on because that b2network is not working tonight

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:17pm

I have waited all day and not the b2 is not working !!!!

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:17pm

Blake, in your summary in today's paper, you commented that Chicago Hounds might be short of working capital. On what do you base this statement?

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:28pm

Sources which I won't reveal. Wonder why the Hoffman Estates team had to pull out of indoor football? Same owner.

Game hasn't started yet. Maybe they are just waiting. UHL PR director is here and I'll ask him, too.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:39pm

Miller on 7-day IR, Besner on 10-day, Gabrielsen on team suspension and Gascon is a scratch. He is also sick tonight.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:42pm

Anybody getting the B2? I have a black screen with audio.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:42pm

Big hits early. Goodwin on Big Snake, Richardson on Lutz. Johnson got around Bozoian for a breakaway hit st. Pierre in right shoulder with shot. Lots of early jitters are obvious.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:48pm

Lines are Richardson, Goneau, Goodwin; Morence, Lebarre, Syroczynski; Ruid, Rudenko, Voorhees. Hukalo is extra

Dupuis, Larocque; Bozoian, Dombkiewicz; Kiyaga, Hansen.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:54pm

Strato- I can't even get to that screen. When I click on the link on the UHL's website it mentions something about technical difficulties.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 4:56pm

Yeah, I was getting the 'technical difficulties' message before. Then it appeared to be fixed. I have the Rockford audio, but no video.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:00pm

muskegon up 4-0 early on bloomington, we have bloomington tomrrow

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:01pm

Richardson drop pass to Larocque on a 2 on 1, long blast, and Goneau following up the play with wrist shot from just inside the blue line. Frenchy has been amazing so far, shots are 12-7 IceHogs. Game has really settled down. Not all that physical.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:02pm

how is fish doing as ref, don't remember his name from last year

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:03pm

Bob Chase said Hansen took a shot on Frenchy LOL.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:04pm

Now B2 is reporting that the broadcast is cancelled.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:06pm

How does Morency and Syroczynski look

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:07pm

that is all I ever got from B2

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:09pm

Why is everyone bitching so much about the new black uniforms...I for one like them. Just my opinion though. I'd buy one for $20 or so...LOL I think that is why everyone is griping, you want the Frankes to sell them at Clearance prices. Nice idea guys....ummmm......Those Jerseys Suck...MAN!!!!

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:14pm

Shots 17-10 Rockford. Frenchy is controlling his rebounds. Nobody looks too bad so far. Big Snake lined up Kiyaga for a big hit, but Kiyaga zoomed ahead of him and made the play to start the Komets' last scoring chance.

Hansen's stick got shoved from behind as he was carrying the puck.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:31pm

I'm sitting right next to Bob, and I can tell you he hasn't missed a play so far tonight. He's amazing.

Tony E
Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:31pm

Burgee, Adam Fish is one of the highest rated officials in the UHL, and an Indiana native (from the South Bend area) He is a guy I would be surprised if he did not move on to bigger and better things.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:32pm

Ask Bob to tell "Hit Somebody" Hello!!!!