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Tailing the Komets

Komets beat Port Huron

The Port Huron IceHawks must hate Nick Boucher.

The Komets goaltender made 37 saves Sunday as the Komets beat the IceHawks 4-2. Boucher is now 11-2-0 during his three years as a Komet in Port Huron with a goals against average under 2.00.

``He played great,'' Komets coach Al Sims said. ``We were flying right from the start. We controlled the game, the momentum and everything. Every guy came prepared to do whatever it would take to win this game. When we do that, we're something.''

The Komets desperately needed to play well on Sunday for a few reasons. They lost 6-1 at Port Huron on Tuesday night, and this was one of their games-in-hand against first-place Muskegon in the International Hockey League standings. The Lumberjacks continue to lead the league with 63 points, Port Huron has 59 and the Komets 52. The komets have p layed three fewer games than Muskegon and two fewer than Port Huron.

The Komets were also 1-4 against Port Huron this season.

``We needed to prove to ourselves that we could win in this building if we're going to win another championship,'' Sims said. ``It was a game where we had to show a big response, and we did.''

Fort Wayne got off to a very fast start as Leo Thomas scored a power-play and a short-handed goal in the first period and Boucher made 11 saves. Port Huron cut the margin to 2-1 after two periods on a goal by Brandon Naurato, and then tied the score with 2:41 left on a goal by Tab Lardner.

The Komets responded immediately as Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock shoved home just five seconds later a rebound for his second goal in two games. Matt Syroczynski added an insurance goal with 1:15 remaining off an assist from Schrock, giving the rookie a ``Gordie Howe Hat Trick'' of a fight, a goal and an assist. It's the second time this season Schrock has done that in a game.

The Komets finished January with an 8-2-1 mark and start a 12-game February slate at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday against Dayton. Fort Wayne plays three of its next four games at home.

``If they play like they did tonight every night, I'm happy with what I have got,'' Sims said. ``We want to get more consistent, but this was a big statement for us."

Posted in: Komets


Sun, 01/31/2010 - 8:22pm

Big win for the K's after a very disappointing showing in their game Tuesday. Today's game really showed the character of the hockey club!

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 8:27pm

Where is the gloom, despair and agony on me? Nellie where are you.

Blueline Baby
Sun, 01/31/2010 - 8:57pm

Very cool....they needed this win! And awesome that Syro and Schrock both scored after pairing them up in the autograph signing on Saturday. Good guys, both of them.

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 10:07pm

I like how that question is asked after K's wins and not losses...lol

They needed this win tonight against PoHo because so far they have stunk against them... Now they need to rattle off a few wins in a row against the top two in the standings... The only thing I am still concerned about is that they need to shore up thier late game defense in close games. The offense bailed them out tonight; but the K's seem to give up alot of leads late in the game. I hope they can find a way to shore up this aspect of thier game come playoff time...

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 11:19pm

Here Nellie Nellie Nellie. Time to gloom and doom and you are no where to be found, surely we're going to lose it all after this weekends performance. I expect Ed Zachery to respond.

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 12:22am

no negs here my brother this ihl is awesome!

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 2:10am

Went to the game...Shrock handed Kostandine his @$$...Great game...got kinda worried at the end...made the 4 hour drive worth it....

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 3:28am

After PH got on the board, I just kept thinking "They (the Komets) need another goal" over and over. Good to see them get not one, but two at the end. And good to see Syro break out of his schrump. Great game. Now keep it up. :D

Charlie I
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 6:46am

Ok have not done this in awhile but here is a link to my trivia game I have had for years and most of the people are from the 2 hockey blogs. So come join (or come back) and play against your fellow bloggers.


When you play make sure to save to favorites so you don't forget to play.

Thanks for Playing.

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 9:35am

Here ya go Burgeee...

1. The vets still take too many penalties

2. The leagues best defense still has the bad habit of giving up leads late in games

3. Dupuis still takes too many chances pinching in and doesnt have the foot speed anymore to catch up when burned which then touches on #1 again...

4. People want to give a nickname to 3 guys who have played a grand total of 2 games together with a handfull of shifts......lol If we are gonna give them a nickname how about 'Who Dat' line...lets piss off the NFL too....lol

5. The K's heavy needs to see more ice time....oh wait...

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 9:49am

Gee Burgee, does Al Sims qualify as a "negative nellie." He was very upset with the play of his team after the 6-1 loss. Sometimes, when a season is finished, you can look back to certain games and say, "that was a game where they turned the corner." Apparently their motivation to shake off that 6-1 loss was enough to get them going last night. Even Coach Sims acknowledged that fact by saying, "We want to get more consistent, but this was a big statement for us." Please don't confuse or accuse those who are trying to be realistic with a blanket label of being "negative." I hope everyone, including you, justs posts what they think without being intimidated or labeled in some fashion.

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 11:05am

Whatever--Great game with some interesting combinations that worked for last night--hope it continues--Snap, Crackle and Pop Komets!!

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 11:27am

Great game for the Komets from start to finish. They were out shot in the third and still held on to win. Dupuis is not washed up btw JR. But you should be, sure glad you are not the coach.

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 12:15pm

Ah yes, right on time G-hockey...lol Reading your posts are about as enjoyable as getting bills each month... Again you insert something into someones post thats not there and attack; but this time you tried to disquise an actual opinion before you did so...BRAVO, sir you are making strides.... BTW, white knight of the Komets, I didnt say Dupuis was washed up just commenting on how he gets caught alot pinching and cant get back into the play like he used to....

Frozen Water
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 12:49pm

Wouldn't an attack have to actually have some type of substance to it? Seems more like farts in a windstorm hahahahaha!

Blake Sebring
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 1:06pm

You guys are hilarious.

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 1:40pm

The nellies tend to run and hide when we win or there is a malodorous windstorm.

Come on Nellies, where you at now? Here Nellie, Nellie.

Frozen Water
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 2:18pm

I don't know that they/we run, Burgee. It's just that there isn't always a negative (realistic) observation made. Those who see things that need to be worked on do not hate the Komets just because they make observations. Even the people who say things on here are Komets fans and enjoy a win as much as anyone else.

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 7:00pm

I am being realistic here......Burpee has a crush on Nellie.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 7:10pm

Nellie from Little House on the Prairie? Burpee, you dog!

Blueline Baby
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 7:19pm

Malodorous windstorm??? Are we talking about the bathroom again? LOL....

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 7:19pm

Burgee--Do you need a purse? Way to many of the blue ones my friend.

Frozen Water
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 7:35pm

Why not?? Those golden curls. Inheriting a successful business with the local economy cornered. Overhead already paid for. Trusting fan base, I mean community... Nellie = a bright future.

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 9:01pm

BLB Fart long and loud! I know it takes a while for you red headed hockey chicks to catch on, will explain a little better next time!

I've sold many a used car, now a red headed hockey chick is bashing me.

Wendy, don't take a handbag to the box, Schebigs Vera Bradley leaves no room for anyone elses.

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 9:04pm

BLB - Fart long and loud! I know it takes a while for you red headed hockey chicks to catch on, will explain a little better next time!

I've sold many a used car, now a red headed hockey chick is bashing me.

Wendy, don't take a handbag to the box, Schebigs Vera Bradley leaves no room for anyone elses.

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 5:37pm

Hey, don't group me into all that. You don't have to explain a thing to me. How much broccoli do you eat?

Blueline Baby
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 5:45pm

LOL....I gotcha....I was just seeing if I was, uh, hearing correctly. Ya crack me up. I'm liking that term Are you going on the bus trip to DAyton? If so, I best keep the boy away from you....he might learn new and inventive things! LOL...

And I would NOT be the redhead who bashed used car salesmen, just to make that clear in case anyone was not paying attention! I have no beef (or broccoli) with them.

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 6:01pm

BLB, you would if you had one tell you and your mom that the car you were hoping to buy looked exactly like the one you had seen on the lot a few days earlier (right down to the tear in the seat) was actually a completely different vehicle and that this one cost $1000 more. Then there was the guy who insisted there was nothing wrong with a Taurus I was looking at even though I couldn't get it over 50 mph with the gas pedal pressed to the floor. That guy called me in the morning to say that the car had been taken to the mechanic and checked out fine. Then he called my mom in the afternoon and told her he was just getting ready to take it to the mechanic. Really... Do you want me to go on?