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Tailing the Komets


What, because everything has been so positive lately, no one has anything to say?

C'mon, funniest thing you've seen or heard as a Komets fan?

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 03/07/2006 - 7:03pm

Wade Stuckey donning the ref sweater when the other one got injured. And you think Berkebile was bad?

Tony E
Tue, 03/07/2006 - 8:36pm

Well, Ashley would say it is listening to Tom trying to stay on key during the anthem.............
Me, first year I was exposed to Komet hockey, listening to a broadcast, powerplay Komets Bob says on air "OH COME ON! SHOOT THE DAMN PUCK!!!!!" I think at that moment I became a fan!

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 7:40am

One good one was when a fan in old Section 9 smuggled in a telescoping cane fishing pole. He then extended it and suspended a wig tied to a fishing line over the shaved-bald head of John Flesch.

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 7:43am

After engaging in a fight (remember THOSE?) a very tall guy (sorry, I can't remember who) skated quickly to the visitor's penalty box. When he entered the box, he stepped on the raised base of the boards and rammed his forehead into the plexiglas cover of the box. Even HE was laughing about that.

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 7:50am

The old Flags had a goalie named Gaye Cooley who had a real sense of humor. One game, the Komets were killing Port Huron, scoring maybe 10 goals on him.

An attempted icing happened to go on goal, the puck moving so slow if it was going any slower it would have stopped. Cooley stops the icing and plays it away to a razzing cheer from the Komet fans.

Cooley then extends both hands over his head in celebration and the crowd really let loose with a legitimte cheer.

A fan then yells down, "Hey Cooley, ready for a beer?"

Cooley removed his cathing glove and held up fingers indicating he wanted TWO. More cheers.

The good old days.

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 10:03am

Hey Blake, Gruhl and Chin must have been pretty old if they were still playing in 2003.

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 11:13am

Obviously. When did I write that so I can fix it? Too much work, too little sleep of late.

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 7:59pm

Most of the funny moments happen at away games. Like my best friend yelling, "YEAH VIRAG!" with her fists in the air, giving Virag a double thumbs up... and he saw her do it.

And on the 3rd trip up to K-zoo this year, we stopped at rest area to clean out my friend's car and, as I was stepping onto the curb, I slipped, yelled, "Whoops!" and fell face-first onto the concrete. But my first reaction: I sat straight up and looked around to make sure the Komets bus wasn't around to see me scratched up and close to tears. LOL

And this one is for Nanci: she bought one of those blue horns when we were up in Flint. We were sitting behind this older gentleman and, during the "Charge!" song, she put the horn *right next* to the guy's ear and yells, "CHARGE!" which made the guy jump out of his chair. LOL I will never let that die, Nanci!

Oh, and a few weeks ago, when one of the opposing team's players got a penalty and skated to the wrong penalty box. My dad yelled, "Do you need a map?"

But the best this season was definitely Frenchy and Tapp, hitting the puck back and forth to each other. Everyone was yelling different things to Frenchy, telling him to fight Tapp, but I yelled, "HEY FRENCHY! I will pay for your children's college if you kick Tapp's @$$!" I got a bit of an applause for that one. :-)

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 8:36pm

ahh..yes the Frenchy / Tapp game. That by far is the best i've seen so far at a home game. On the road, the last time we played Kalamazoo -all the guys were fired up..and Chaulk was back in the line up after misisng some games due to a wrist injury (i think), he got in a fight...gezz..i can't remember who..but man he pounded that guy. It was especially sweet since we don't get to see Chaulker drop the gloves very often!

*Thanks for mentioning the horn ...*

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 5:20am

When Chad Grills body checked himself into the boards and knocked himself out cold. I know it was nothing to laugh about but his facial expression right when he hit the boards was priceless.

Tony E
Thu, 03/09/2006 - 7:55am

Leave it to the women to encourage fighting at the hockey game.....(I am looking for the nearest table to hide under.......lol)


Thu, 03/09/2006 - 10:43am

LOL Tony, you better watch yourself. ;-)

But, c'mon, I have yet to meet anyone who didn't want Frenchy to murder Tapp. Penalties? Pish-posh. Who cares as long as we get to see 2 goalies duke it out?!! :-)

Tony E
Thu, 03/09/2006 - 11:43am

Lol actually I wouldn't mind seeing Tapp in a Komets uniform someday
This might be a good question for another thread. If St Pierre is not back next year (and I hope he will be) which current UHL goalie would you most like to see in Fort Wayne?

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 12:00pm

Easy one Tony, Scott Hay in a landslide.....for me

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 3:05pm

I have alot.

I remember last year when I was beginning to just like Rodberg, I would ALWAYS have him sign my ticket. Well I think that night I just bought his player button and I went up to him to have him sign that and my ticket for some reason. As he notices me for always going up to him, he's like "How many do you have?" I just felt embarrassed with that. He didn't say it being mean though, just kinda with a laugh. I didn't know which one he meant, but it was just one button and a few of the tickets he signed. :-P

A recent one...Last week at the Port Huron game, we were practially sitting by the Pepsi seats or whatever they are called. Well the Fazoli's tomato guy came up near us, and then one of our guys started saying, "I hate ketchup!" The tomato guy heard him so he just kinda threw his hands at the guy and sat down. Then he got up and then our guy says, "I like mustard!" So after that the tomato just runs down the stairs and just "trips" over the railing. I don't know how those people do that. I think it'd hurt too much!

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 3:08pm

I'd say it was a couple years back when Reiter was in goal for the Otters. The game before he lasted literally 5 mins before being pulled. Right before the start of the game someone yelled down to him "Hey Kevin...How long are you going to last this time?" to which he turned around with a big smile on his face and yells up "10 minutes!" and held up all 10 fingers, when the 10 min. mark past we let out a big cheer for him to which he bowed for us. I loved watching him play and seeing his random hair styles.

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 3:12pm

Another one I could add was when Quinten Van Horlick wanted to fight me in the hallway after a game in the playoffs that they blew a big league, when he was running laps for whatever reason. I said "Have a good ride of the bus" and he went crazy and had to be held back by Jackman to which I just laughed in his face...Gotta love starting a fight by wishing someone well...

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 4:05pm

A guy in Kalamazoo yelling at Marty Flichel, "Flichel matter."

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 03/09/2006 - 6:37pm

I wish Larry would get the release from the Frankes to play the old "Hey, you suck!!!" song. Perfect timing would've been when we played Port Huron and Scott Hay was in net. Would of loved the opportunity to serenade him with a point of the finger and a "Hay, you suck!!!" Hasn't the Ole' Ole' Ole' song ran its course yet? Let's change it up. Give the fans something fun. I know you would if you could Larry.

Komets PA
Thu, 03/09/2006 - 7:16pm

Would if I could.:) Who knows, the playoffs are coming up. Like I said at the beginning of the season, if you listen to the new song closely you can fill in the unsaid words. It was tough finding something else to play but if the Montreal Canadians use it, why can't we? BTW, it was between that and "Boom, Shake The Room". Which would you have rather had?

As long as we keep scoring goals, I really don't care what is played for those 12 seconds. As long as the fans are cheering, that means we are doing a good job on the ice. No goals=no gongs.

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 8:06pm

Larry, check your work e-mail.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 03/09/2006 - 8:31pm

Why not play that Black Eyed Peas song that gets stuck in your head all the time and makes you want to scream. You know, the "whatcha gonna do with all that junk, all that junk, all that junk, in your trunk?" song. Man, it's on a commercial now and even my 5 year old sings it. Yikes!!!

Man, Larry, you have to work that song in every now and again. I think it would bring a huge laugh in the right spot of the game. Maybe a bad call, after a fight (if it ever happens again). Just a request.

Komets PA
Thu, 03/09/2006 - 11:33pm

That song would be great if Tedstone was still playing for Richmond.:) Blake, looked and never got an email from ya tonight. Send again please if ya can.

Fri, 03/10/2006 - 8:21am

Tedstone will be playing for Richmond vs Rockford on the 3/17. Rockford is promoting it as Big Snake vs Big Show 2 from their fight early this year. Unfortunately he will not be in the Fort on the 18th.

Fri, 03/10/2006 - 3:31pm

Does anyone remember when bags of donuts (jelly filled ones, also!) would be given out as a promotion during the game (early 1990's) and fans would toss the bags back and forth to each other. I understand that the promo ended after a woman tossed a bag to another lady when the bag and its sweet, sticky contents ah...exploded....all over the woman's face, hair, everywhere...and it caused an entertaining altercation in the stands.