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Tailing the Komets

New jerseys going up

Ok everyone, I apologize for slacking off and not posting any jerseys on Ebay lately but here is the next list which I hope to post on Thursday August 2 beginning around 5:30 pm.  Please take the time to carefully look at the pictures I post on EBay.  These jerseys are from Stacey's collection and all are autographed and game worn.  He also wore the jerseys to our home games so  many will need some cleanup.  If you bid on any of these on EBay please send payment promptly.  The delay in posting more jerseys is somewhat due to tracking down deadbeat EBayers so that I could finish the last group. 

Thanks for looking and email me with any questions.  I will let you know an exact year on the Fletcher jersey as soon as possible.

Shawn Dundon

1)  Brent Gretzky  "C" Ft Wayne Komets White  Jersey #49  from the 01-02 season.  This jersey has the ten year anniversary patch of the now defunct UHL on the shoulder boards.

2)  Kevin MacDonald "C" Ft Wayne Komets IHL White Jersey #19 from either 92-93 or 93-94

3)  Steve Fletcher Ft Wayne Komets IHL White Jersey #77.  Unsure of year but this jersey is made out of a heavy shiny material similar to an older football jersey.  The crest of this jersey is faded but the jersey is definately beat up!

4)  Ralph Barahona  Black Ft Wayne Komets IHL jersey #18 from 92-93

5)  Colin Chaulk Blue Colorado Gold Kings WCHL #17 from 01-02.  This jersey has VERY light wear and I think it was an alternate jersey that year.

6)  Dave Lemay  Blue Newmarket Royals #7 QMJHL from either 92-93 or 93-94.

7)  Kevin Kotyluk White UMass Lowell #41 Hockey East jersey from between 98-02.

8)  Gary Ricciardi  White Ferris State Univ #19 CCHA jersey from between 96-2000.

9)  Igor Malykhin White Ft Wayne Komets #8 jersey from 00-01.

10)  Rick Knickle Red Rochester Americans #31 jersey from either 81-82 or 82-83.  This is an old school goalie jersey not the big goalie cut we use today.

11)  Sean Venedam  White Ft Wayne Komets #13 "A" jersey from 04-05.  This jersey has the 2005 Colonial Cup Championships patch on it.

Posted in: Komets


Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:11pm


The Fletcher jersey with shiny fabric is likely from the 1990-1991 or 1991-1992 season. Does it have the old style lettering on the nameplate? I have a replica jersey from that era and it has the shiny, almost satin like finish to the material.

If I remember, those jerseys did not have the uniform number on the sleeves either.

Shawn Dundon
Thu, 08/02/2007 - 5:48pm

The jersey has the traditional style lettering on a mesh (football or practice type) material. There is no numbers on the sleeves and you are correct it is a shiny material which I was told is referred to as an "ice sheen" style jersey. The ebay auction number for this jersey is 110155783578

Shawn Dundon
Thu, 08/02/2007 - 6:00pm

The jerseys are up on Ebay. The auction numbers are as follows:
Gretzky #11055765548
MacDonald #11055786038
Fletcher #110155783578
Barahona #11055787707
Chaulk # 110155770115
Lemay # 110155767972
Kotyluk #110155775287
Ricciardi # 11055777435
Knickle #110155790616
Malykhin #110155762111
Venedam # 110155789254

Hope this helps. I will combine shipping for ya too. If you win more than one jersey I will charge same to ship as if it were just one.

Wed, 08/08/2007 - 5:27pm

Him All,
I was cleaning the garage this past week and found game worn Komet sweaters from the 80's Rigler, Mots, Schriber I have a whole box of them no names though just sweaters and socks. There are 12-14 of them. Cheep.

Thu, 08/09/2007 - 9:26am


How do I contact you to find out what you have? I might have an interest in something.

Tue, 08/14/2007 - 8:38pm

Jeff...Sorry I have been away just got back. email kstillman@tln.net

Thu, 08/30/2007 - 1:47pm


I collect IHL shirts and I was wondering if anyone could tell me exactly what season this style was worn. You can view it here at my website.


I'm thinking 87-89 but I looked at a 88-89 program and they were wearing jerseys with the diagonal script "Komets".



Sat, 09/01/2007 - 4:21pm

it was 87-88 , welkers first year. great looking except it got away from the orange and black

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 4:01pm

Hi Jimm and Chuckitt,

That jersey was worn during the 1989-90 season only.

For the 1987-88 season, the Komets had early 1980s Winnipeg Jets-styled jerseys with neck to wrist sleeve trim and the state of Indiana logo - they even had a red jersey that year. (If you want an idea of what that looked like, go to albanychoppers.com - same design, different logo)

The next year, Fort Wayne had the same uniform design, except the jerseys had script "Komets" across the front and a Dan D. Bear patch on one of the shoulders (this appeared on either shoulder, but only one shoulder). These were worn the first half of the year; later they switched to a design like the Red Wings' white jerseys (using red, not blue on the road), but keeping the script "Komets".

For the 1989-90 season, I believe they used the blue jersey you've attached on the road the entire season. The first white jersey was like this, but had white numbers on the back.

They also wore a Valentine's Day special maroon jersey from that year (I have Kevin Kerr's jersey) that has the same logo, but with a blue band across the bottom, not the middle. They also had a white jersey the second half of the year like that.

If you're counting, that's 11 different jerseys in 3 years. This is why I refer to the Welker years as the "Jersey of the Month Club" because they changed so often.

Like you said Chuckitt, it's a great looking jersey, just not a great looking Komets jersey. While he kept hockey alive in the Fort for three years, it leads me to think that Mr. Welker would have changed the name to Indiana Komets if he had his way.

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 7:58pm

yeh, i thought it was 87-88 cause it had the indiana logo and thats what i was going by!

Fri, 09/07/2007 - 1:22pm

What's the latest on Pascal Morency and Chaz Johnson?

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 09/08/2007 - 1:53pm

What's the latest on Super Fan? That should be the question...

Sat, 09/08/2007 - 8:00pm

Jeff & Chuck,

Thank you. Do you know if it was the road jersey or possibly an alt? It has very light wear and Kometslegends shows that number being worn by Ron Handy. Ron played all 82 games. The wear doesn't match even with those hard to scar Ice Sheens.