KOMETS ADD 6 SKATERS TO ROSTER
Rugged winger Pascal Morency
agrees to terms
A.J. Bozoian returns for second season
Fort Wayne, IN --- The Komets
announced Thursday that 6 players have been added to the pre-season roster. Winger Pascal Morency and defenseman A.J.
Bozoian along with rookies Dan McWhinney (G), Jean-Simon Richard (C), Martin
Gascon (C) and Adam Blanchette (D) have agreed to terms for 2006-07.
Morency, 24, will be entering his 4th year as a pro. The
right winger played his first pro season in 2003-04 with Flint in the UHL
scoring 8 goals, 14 points and a UHL second best 248 penalty minutes in 51
games. Morency skated the past two seasons in Wheeling of the ECHL posting 9
goals, 20 points and 326 penalty minutes in 70 total games. The Montreal, Quebec
native led Wheeling in 2004-05 with 252 penalty minutes.
Bozoian will be returning for his 2nd season with the
Komets. Bozoian, 24, started his career last season skating 7 games with Motor
City in the UHL before being acquired by the Komets. The blueliner appeared in
48 Komet games scoring 3 goals, 8 points and 28 penalty minutes. Bozoian is a
native of Brownstown, Michigan and played 2 seasons in the NCAA in stints with
Niagara University and Wayne State University.
Goaltender McWhinney, 21, is
coming off 3 seasons of Junior competition. Last season McWhinney appeared in 38
games with Stouffville of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJAHL)
registering 20 wins and a 2.65 goals-against average. McWhinney also was named
the 2005-06 OPJAHL North Division MVP and backstopped Stouffville to the 2006
OPJAHL finals with 18 wins and a 2.60 goals-against average in post-season
Richard skated 3 seasons in the
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) with Oswego State from 2002 to 2005.
During 2004-05 Richard posted 13 goals and 31 points in his last season with
Oswego State. Richard, 23, skated last season with Louiseville of the Canadian
senior circuit LHSPAA (11g, 35pts).
Gascon, 25, skated 3 seasons with
Dalhousie University (CIS) from 2002 to 2005 and will be entering his first year
as a pro. During 2004-05, his last season at Dalhousie, the rookie forward
scored 5 goals and 24 points in 28 games.
Blanchette, 20, completed 3
seasons of QMJHL play last year finishing with Gatineau scoring 2 assists and 42
penalty minutes in 26 games.
With today's addition of 6
players the Komet's pre-season roster increases to 17 players including 10
forwards, 5 defensemen and 2 goaltenders.