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Tailing the Komets

Not a happy coach

Al Sims isn't raising the roof yet, but he was not too happy with tonight's performance, a 4-1 loss to Dayton. Despite 45 shots, the Komets could only manage Sean O'Connor's first goal of the season, and that came when the score was already 3-0.

``It's just the same old struggle to score,'' Sims said. ``We made some bad mistakes defensively that cost us a couple of goals.''

Did his team have good chances to score? ``Yes. We had four power plays in the third period and only scored on one of them.''

``Reiter played really well, stopped a penalty shot and a breakway. He didn't have a chance on the three goals.''

Asked what Dayton looked like, Sims said, ``Small and fast just like we saw in the exhibition games. Nothing really surprised us.''

The Komets play at Evansviille on friday

Posted in: Komets


Fri, 11/12/2010 - 4:12pm

Komets lost because Legault did not play :)

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 4:14pm

He wont be so much faster than everyone if Musselwhite is on his line...

Blake Sebring
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 4:18pm

Sorry, I'm still not convinced the CHL is better than the IHL was last year. Just don't see the individual skill level and overall depth. They're all AA level players and that's all they ever will be. Now, the Komets definitely have not performed to their level, but I don't see any reason to think they won't eventually, just like they do every year. Would you rather take the Komets' potential or what the other teams have already produced? That's an easy answer. The upside is much, much greater with the Komets' potential. There's no way they're going to go through the rest of the season without Kaleigh Schrock scoring, and every other forward having basically one goal. They need one five-goal game to break things open.

This could also be one of those deals where, say you make a trade. You know whomever they trade will break out and score 30 goals the rest of the way, right? Never fails.

Fort Wayne is definitely a different place to play, and no matter how much we wish it wasn't true, it takes time to adust here. It just does.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 4:51pm

Agree RK, on video Neil looks very promising. I'm looking forward to seeing him on the ice.

Hey Blake, I heard you were talking to Eddie Long last week, anything we should know about?

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 5:14pm

Help is on the way...Big D-man will be here SOON

A True Hockey Fan. aka naif
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:05pm

Blake if you really think after seeing what Rapid City did to the komets on opening night and what other quality teams are doing that the ihl was at the same level as the CHL then I have lost all faith in you as a quality hockey reporter. The franke hockey league was aweful the last 2 or 3 years. Slow, sloppy and boring hockey is all it was. Thats why other teams left and it is no longer around. There maybe plenty of talent on this team but they can't seem to use it in this faster league. My prediction is the komets will not make the playoffs with the team they have now. IMO.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:10pm

Then to me, NAIHLF, that's a badge of honor.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:34pm

11/12/2010 Mike Blunden (RW) Springfield DEL Recalled from loan by Columbus (NHL)
11/12/2010 Steven Delisle (D) Springfield DEL Loaned to Fort Wayne (CHL)


Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:37pm

We got the D-man I thought we would get... Hasnt played a game for Springfield yet this season and they have/had like 11 D-men on thier roster... Big kid, hopefully he can move well.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:42pm

I also see where the Riverkings have signed a Penguin's prospect in goal and put Laaaaaaaaaaary Sterling on 10 day IR...

A True Hockey Fan. aka naif
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:50pm

Blake, only in your mind i'm sure.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 7:23pm

Was at an ECHL game last night and most likely another one tonight or tomorrow.

Early assessment is the ECHL, CHL and IHL are the same Level as far as skill level, pretty sure 2 of the players last night were former Kalamazoo players. My comment during the game was that i felt like i was watching flint vs muskegon last year, just based on the pace and play of the game, the crowd was small but loyal, they had a great chant we should steal and start at the jungle

3 goals and 3 fights right off the bat.

ECHL refs stink tooo!

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 7:25pm

I still say, fix Curadeau and Leo, and this team falls into place nicely. If they don't get on track and lead their lines....this thing continues to go south.

Curdy is a winger.

Leo needs to lead PC and OC again and play with that edge.

Who will the Komets cut to make way for the new D-Man?

Goodbye Legault, thanks for the memories.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 8:01pm

Yuck!!! 8 minor penalties in the first 11 minutes of the game between Dayton and Arizona.... Ref is going crazy in that one...

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 8:11pm

Up to nine now, four tripping, two holding, a roughing, a hooking, and too many men on the ice. Five against one team and four against the other.

Hope the fans didn't plan on seeing a hockey game.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 8:40pm

If they lose tonight...which excuse will they insert?

a) The Helmets are too tight on their heads?

b) The Sleeper Bus Mattresses has Bed Bugs?

c) Brandon Warner was playing "Little Red Corvette" too loud in the locker-room?

d) Bob Chase ate too many White Castles on the way to Evansville and blew the Bus Toilet up....

e) Paul Pickard

f) The CHL Moniker is weighing down the IHL Logo at this point of the season.

g) The sticks were choked to death as the Komet Players can't stop squeezing them so hard.

Hope everyone has a nice night, hope you can all lighten-up, smile, and remember, the Komets will turn this thing around....at least I hope they will. LOL

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:18pm

Komets scored 7 goals in the first.

Go Komets!!!

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:19pm

E-Ville up 1-0 after 1 period...

Looks like Rechlicz and Lane fought 1 second in.... I wonder how that one went...

Penalties pretty even...2 minors for Icemen, 1 for the K's...

C'mon K's! We need a goal off a skate, butt, elbow, something to get us going...

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:29pm

Oh, I was sleeping, must have been dreaming, I thought it was odd that Super Fan was playing center and Warner had 4 goals and is a +7....


The Rechlicz fight was mostly Lane landing big shots to the back and top of Rechers head, but Recher got some good shots in, one punch connected the dots and staggered Lane, then Lane decided to end the fight by toppling over onto Recher and onto the ice. I give the edge in punches to Lane......but the win to Recher for the one big punch that landed and staggered the big fella.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:40pm

This is the same Komet team tonight as before.

The same bad offense, an really no teamwork.

Powerplay right now in the 2nd period, and there are literally 4 guys standing at the blue-line and one komet in in the slot by the net, all the shots coming from the blue-line, no one is moving, everyone thinks they are a point man on the Blue line.

I don't understand this powerplay. Someone needs to sack-up and get in front of the net and do some dirty work, crash the net, and get a goal.

What is wrong with these guys?

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:44pm

Defenseman for Komets pinched in, got beast down the ice on a powerplay, and took the penalty......won't name anyone here.

The Leo gets a breakaway and gets no shot on goal.

Too much stick squeezing.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:47pm

Paging Colin Chaulk....Paging Colin Chaulk...Has anyone seen Colin Chaulk?....

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:51pm

They need a quarterback on the powerplay, on the offense, in the faceoff circle, on the forecheck, and on the bench.

Yes, this team is missing a Colin Chaulk type player.


Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:52pm

Another Powerplay.....Gotta Score here boys.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 9:54pm

Finally.....Leo gets the PP goal. Crashed the net too.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 10:01pm

They give them a PP goal right back.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 10:03pm

Tyler Sims had some fun tonight against Colorado...

Tulsa - Tyler Sims - (Goalie Leaving Crease), 2 min, 15:56
Tulsa - Tyler Sims - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 15:56
Tulsa - Tyler Sims - (Fighting (Secondary) Game Misconduct), 10 min, 15:56
Tulsa - Tyler Sims - (Fighting (Instigator) Game Misconduct), 10 min, 15:56
Colorado - Chris Hau - (Instigator), 2 min, 15:56
Colorado - Chris Hau - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 15:56
Colorado - Chris Hau - (Fighting (Instigator) Misconduct), 10 min, 15:56
Colorado - Andrew Penner - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 15:56
Colorado - Andrew Penner - (Fighting (Secondary) Game Misconduct), 10 min, 15:56

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 10:30pm

Unassisted goal For Evansvile's ibig guy/goon Jordan Lane...3-1 Icemen

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 10:31pm

Yeah, he caught Nick out of the net and wrapped it around into an empty net.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 10:32pm

If you can't beat 'em...beat 'em!

Fort Wayne - Marc Rechlicz - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 2:57
Evansville - Jordan Lane - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 2:57
Fort Wayne - Olivier Legault - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 2:57
Evansville - Jordan Little - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 2:57