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Tailing the Komets

Record update

Thanks to long-time Komets fan Neal Colvin, we now know that Lloyd Maxfield's best of scoring two goals in nine seconds is not the all-time Fort Wayne record. Jim Boyd scored two in five seconds Jan. 5, 1972 in Flint. Somehow both goals were unassisted as he scored at 7:58 and 8:03 of the second period. There's no explanation of the goals in the story the next day. That mean

If that sounds impossible, consider this: Komets Director of Communications Chuck Bailey found an instance of one player scoring goals in two seconds! According to the 1980-81 IHL record book, Port Huron's Alex Kogler scored goals at 13:46 and 13:48 of the third period on Jan. 7, 1976. Against Saginaw.

Would not have guessed that was physically possible. Would love to hear how that happened, too.

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Blake Sebring
Wed, 12/01/2010 - 5:03pm

OK, here's the memory from Doc Emrick who called the Port Huron game on radio:

No, I was there and remember it distinctly for a few reasons. Kogler scored on a close in play. The teams went to center ice for the face-off. Perhaps Alex was told to come off when he got a chance after the face-off, but--in the short 185 foot surface at McMorran--the center ice area was small. He picked up the puck from the face off and just blasted one from outside the line. He benefitted for:

1) the short center ice, 2) a hard shot, and 3) even alleged that night--a slow reaction from the timekeeper who may have been negligent in starting the clock. there would be
no contrived reason for him being slow...who expects a shot from center off a face off. But, it may have been just a general laxity that contributed to the two-second difference.

Regardless, I do remember it and even recall him shooting from right to left (on the radio dial of course).

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 8:20am

Blake: Off-topic, I know, but I was wondering if you had ever heard of the Kawartha Komets? Looks like it is special needs Hockey:


Pretty interesting, just kind of wonder if someone affiliated with the organization has any ties to our FW Komets.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 9:28pm

I don't know about that but a few years ago I found a team in Wisconsin also named the Komets. I can't remember now if it was a youth team or high school. I inquired but didn't get a response.

Gotta love Doc and his memory...