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Tailing the Komets

Press conference in Dayton tomorrow

IHL Commissioner Dennis Hextall said there will be a press conference in Dayton tomorrow to announce the new owners.

``It appears that the new group coming in have the wherewithal to make the franchise very stable,'' Hextall said. ``I think they have been looking at this situation a while.''

Komets president Michael Franke said of Richard Bruner and Ryan Yerrick, ``It's all going to work out for the best. The one thing I can say, if it wasn't for this ownership group, Dayton hockey never would have come back. They laid the groundwork for something good.''

``It's just the state of the economy,'' Franke said. ``Look at the newspaper, television, radio, automobile and retail businesses. This is what is happening on main street America right now, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to look around at our industry and see what the attendance is and realize there's a problem. It's scary out there.

``People around here, especially in minor league hockey

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Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 12/02/2009 - 5:09pm

WOW!!! I never would have guessed that the Buddy's Pizza Guys couldn't make this work as well as they made their $5 Pizza Buffet work.....who'd a thunk it?

I agree with what someone else said....it better be someone without Franke ties or money, or this is the same old same old.

Batman W/O mask
Wed, 12/02/2009 - 5:23pm

bloomy got another fighter

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 6:26pm

At least the Buddys pizza boys lasted 2 months, NO need to worry everything is fine in Dayton.

Batman, who is bloomington"s new fighter?

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 12/02/2009 - 10:12pm

Liambas.....the kid they had last season at the end of the year.

Batman W/O mask
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 3:57am

I would trade Varone & Woodard for Gomez

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 5:51am

Maybe you need to take off the mask and look at yourself. Are you kidding me? Gomez who can't skate for the Rookie of the year last year and an offensive fast skating D man?

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 8:23am

Varone is going to have a lot of people eating crow by the end of this season.

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 9:40am

Batman--Dayton is looking for investors. Than you could build your own team the way you want them. By the way you would have to pay for tham also. You might enjoy it! It really is easy to spend other peoples money. Just look at congress.

Frozen Water
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 11:08am

I wonder if the people jumping on other people's opinions on here will jump all over the Komets organization when some of the tough roster cuts are going to be made in the near future?

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 11:25am

No, because the majority of us trust that the organization makes the correct decisions. I just don't appreciate idiots who come here and make wild and outrageous statements and have nothing to back them up. It's something our friends in KZoo do.

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 11:44am

Mama says Kzoo is the devil

Frozen Water
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 12:09pm

GHockey - I agree totally. I'm just not sure who gets to decide who the idiots are and what constitutes as wild and outrageous statements though?

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 12:38pm

Frozen Water-We each get to decide for ourselves. That is the joy of "Blogging" We know who they are. Their intellect speaks for it's self. Sometimes it is acually very funny. Look at it this way..If they support "bacteria" it might be the only culture they have. It is for sure they do not know hockey. Before everyone dumps on me this only offends you if the shoe fits.

Blake Sebring
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 1:35pm


Thu, 12/03/2009 - 2:07pm

K- wings attendance is up 16% over last year and the fans seem to like the caliber of hockey better in the E.C.H.L. With all of the crap going on in dayton and Flint who would want to put a team in this league? I like the I but this hanging on by a thread every year is getting old!

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 2:09pm

Horse Hockey

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 2:14pm

Tiger... you are comparing your final attendance last season to the beginning of this season... If you compare apples to apples.. first 9 games of this season to first 9 games of last season.. (use pointstreak.com) you will see the Kwings net gain in attendance at this point through the season is 64 people per game or 1.7%.. not the 16% when you use skewed figures.

Batman W/O mask
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 4:23pm

Gomez=4 goals & varone=1goal=Gomez is 4 times better + he fights./I've made pretty good investments in life= I would not invest in this league.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 3:21am

Did the Kalamazoo Wings offer $3 tickets for all seats last season? Wednesday, Dec. 9 vs. Reading Royals, 7 PM, all tickets $3 according to wingsstadium.com.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 7:51am

Plus if you look at the later part of the last season there were several Komets games at the lovely barn. Gomez=slow skaing goon. Varone = fast forward. Gomez = could not play for Komets since he's too SLOW

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 8:56am

Shutterbug-- Thanks for the updates on Kalamawhooo. I think it is safe to safe "almost" no one cares.

Batman W/O mask
Sat, 12/05/2009 - 5:05am

Good one G-Hockey/

Tim Hoke
Sat, 12/05/2009 - 3:48pm

Kalamazoo has a pro hockey team???????