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Tailing the Komets

Here's the signings

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.

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 08/31/2006 - 12:43pm


I didn't figure D.Stewart would go to a no-contact league. But then again, I would have never guessed Sean Gagnon and Andy Beazeu would have either.

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 1:11pm

I'm just saying that Mark's a good player and he not going to be with us this season so why does JM keep bringing him up. That's all I'm saying.

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 3:30pm

And here I thought this announcement was about the Scoopguys. Hmm...

Regardless, could be good finds and probably with the exception of Morency we'll have to wait and see what pans out.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 08/31/2006 - 4:51pm

We need a couple of snipers, a couple of strong d-men who can play the body and take care of the front of the net, and we still need a #1 goal-tender not named St.Pierre...kidding a little on the last one. Can't wait for the season to start so we can actually see what the team looks like instead of guessing about it. How's it hanging Super Fan?

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 8:13pm

tony why are you against koci and his 1 goal and 250 penalty min? this morency guy looks to be about the same. definetly not a goal scorer.

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 8:21pm

Hitting or no hitting wherever Danny is playing if the moneys right i'd go play in England also.

Fri, 09/01/2006 - 5:10am

Chad, Gagnon was told by the NHL team that had his rights to go to Sweden to brush up on his skills and that why he went. Indykfan is right about Danny I think. Money's better.

Fri, 09/01/2006 - 7:31pm

The British league Stewart is playing, EIHL, http://www.eliteleague.co.uk/ has a few players known to drop-the-gloves: Simon Rizk, Brett Clouthier, Brad Voth, Derek Campbell, Jason Ruff and Rumun Ndur.

Tony E
Fri, 09/01/2006 - 8:38pm

chuckitt I am sorry I didn't see your post.
From what I know of the two players Morency has more skills than Koci. Given the choice between the two I take Morency. I really do not see a need for both because you are right they do fill the same role.
You want a name of someone I would look into? Mike Degurse.