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Tailing the Komets

Here's something fun

I wrote a story today about two local guys who are putting together a list of the greatest athletes to wear each number in sports. You can read the story here. If you'd like to vote, you're going to have to pick up the paper.

So why don't we try this survey with the Komets? Some of it will be easy because I know Theresa will flood the blog with No. 91 votes, but also, I don't think anyone else has ever worn No. 91 for the Komets. But who wins No. 12: Carey Lucyk, Ron Leef, Reggie Primeau or someone else? This isn't necessarily about who played the most games

I've got a partial list of numbers different Komets wore at work, and I'll try to post it on Monday, but start amongst yourselves and we'll see how far this goes. Or if it goes at all. LOL. Since we're always accused of being old on this blog, this might be right up our alley.

You might be able to get a head start by looking at our 50th anniversary Komets team.

Posted in: Komets


Sat, 06/20/2009 - 6:04pm

#1 in your heart and #2 in your program, super duper Guy Dupuis.

Sat, 06/20/2009 - 7:08pm

Yes, you're right; I would vote for Chaulk for #91 and no one but Robbie Laird for #18, even though Terry McDougall (another of my favorites) wore it for awhile. Didn't Dougie originally wear #8? Here's a few other favorites:

#2 - Guy Dupuis
#3 - Terry Thomson
#5 - Terry Pembroke
#6 - Jim Burton
#12 - Ron Leef
#14 - Al Dumba
#15 - Dave Norris
#21 - Steve Salvucci

Gee, am I giving away my age???

Enough Already
Sat, 06/20/2009 - 7:47pm

#2 Guy Dupuis
#8 Ian Boyce
#13 Andy Bezeau
#28 Robin Bawa
#33 Eric Bogenicki
#44 Andre Roy
These are the guys I remember most when i first started going to Komet hockey games as a kid, so I can't really give a number for any old time guys...

Sat, 06/20/2009 - 8:20pm

#44 Kaminski-#29Butters-#28 Bawa-#77Fletcher-#17 Woods-#82 Legault-#43 Henley-#13 Bezeau= ENOUGH SAID!

Sat, 06/20/2009 - 8:36pm

33 Nick Boucher, 2 cups, back to back - nuff said!

Komets PA
Sun, 06/21/2009 - 1:40am

Blake, didn't you and I talk about this about 2 years ago? Here's a rough early draft 1-40...

00. Kevin Weekes
1. Chuck Adamson
2. Guy Dupuis
3. Craig Channell
4. Cal Purinton
5. Terry Pembroke
6. Jim Burton
7. Dale Baldwin
8. Ian Boyce
9. Barry Scully
10. Bobby Rivard
11. Len Thornson
12. Reggie Primeau
13. Sean Venedam
14. Al Dumba
15. Merv Dubchak
16. Eddie Long
17. Frederic Bouchard
18. Robbie Laird
19. Terry MacDougall
20. Pokey Reddick
21. David Hukalo
22. Kevin McCloskey
23. Andre Bashkirov
24. Konstantin Shafranov
25. Vyacheslav Butsayev
26. Colin Chin
27. Kelly Hurd
28. Robin Bawa
29. Igor Chibirev
30. Robbie Irons
31. Kevin St. Pierre
32. Dion Darling
33. Nick Boucher
34. Yuri Krivohija
35. Stephane Beauregard
36. Shawn Penn
37. Matt Hunter
39. Danny Stewart (although Corpse and Chaulk also wore 39)
40. Dusty Imoo

Sun, 06/21/2009 - 8:19am

#7 Jim Hawthorne

Sun, 06/21/2009 - 10:51am

Shhhh, Larry! Besides, I can't remember that far back. Maybe we did do this, but I'm counting on you to help stir up some debate over various numbers.

komets pa
Sun, 06/21/2009 - 12:27pm

Blake, after this you might want to do a "who was the toughest to wear this number?". There could be all kinds of chaos with that one.

Sun, 06/21/2009 - 12:44pm

That sounds like fun. Let's add that. I'll do some research tomorrow to come up with some more numbers for you.

Sun, 06/21/2009 - 5:44pm

yuri who???

komets pa
Sun, 06/21/2009 - 11:08pm

it was either him or Judd Lambert

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 7:23am

What number was Morrency? 55? He was my favorite player the first year I started going to K's game. yes, I know I'm a "pup" in Komets lore, but I always thought he was pretty B.A. and I miss seeing him skate 100 mph each time he'd come onto the ice out of an intermission. On top of that, how many Pasquals do you know who can kick the crap out of someone?

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 10:22am

The Kalamazoo schedule for the 2009-2010 ECHL season has been released. For those of you who are quick to criticize the IHL and the idea of playing the same teams over and over: please pay attention to this. The ECHL plays a 72 game schedule. The Kalamazoo Wings play the Cincinnati Cylones 15 times, the Toledo Walleye 13 times, and the Wheeling Nailers 10 times. Doing the simple math, the Wings will play the Cyclones and the Walleye over 31% of the time. If you include the Nailers the percentage will go up to almost 53%. Also, the Kalamazoo Wings will make road trips to Elmira NY, Johnstown PA, Reading Pa, the South Carolina Stingrays, Gwinnett GA, Charlotte NC, and the Florida Everblades. C'mon that has got to be real expensive.

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 11:04am

Come on, Alan! I'm sure their DEDICATED fans will make all of those road trips. ;) Kzoo OBVIOUSLY made the right call... I'm glad I am a Komets fan.

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 12:40pm

WHO cares about Kalawatchamacallit? They are History.

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 2:47pm

True, the part of me that can't tear my eyes off an oncoming train wreck is curious about the continuing misadventures of K-zoo, but I've found that when we talk about them on the blogs, it gives them the mistaken impression that we actually CARE in some way, which of course we don't. So yeah, we should probably just leave them to their follies so as not to confuse them.

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 4:44pm

KometPA--I am sorry but I can not remember what number John Ferguson had as a Komet. He sure belongs on your list. Along with Alan Chevier, Ric Tabaracci along with Peter Sidorkiewicz & Rick St.Croix great goaltenders each. Don't forget Paul Shmyr a fantastic D-man who played a lot of games as a "Blackhawk".

Wed, 06/24/2009 - 12:07pm

How many komet goaltenders have gone on to play in the N.H.L.? It seems that back in the day when were were in the AAA I.H.L. that the komets sent quite a few goalies up to the show.

Wed, 06/24/2009 - 12:35pm

tantardine-The short answer to your question is LOTS. & LOTS

Blake Sebring
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 12:44pm

When I last counted, there were 26. This is a partial list of games played from 2001:

Les Binkley - 196
Roy Edwards - 236
Robbie Irons - 1
Paul Hoganson - 2
Murray Bannerman - 289
Don Cutts - 6
Bob Janecyk - 110
Steve Janaszak - 3
Darrell May - 6
Darren Jensen - 30
Alain Chevrier - 234
Pokey Reddick - 132
Alain Raymond - 1
Stephane Beauregard - 90
Rick Knickle - 14
Bob Essensa - 437
Ray LeBlanc - 1
Rick Tabaracci - 287
Frederic Chabot - 32
Tom Draper - 53
Mike O'Neill - 21
Dave Gagnon - 2
Sean Gauthier - 1
Peter Sidorkiewicz - 246
Richard Shulmistra - 2
Kevin Weekes - 139