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Tailing the Komets

Ruid signs


UHL All-Star veteran agrees to terms


Fort Wayne, IN --- The Komets announced today that veteran J.C. Ruid has
agreed to terms and has been added to the 2006-07 roster.

Ruid, 31, will be entering his 9th pro season and
5th in the UHL. He started his career in 1997 playing stints with Baton Rouge
and Roanoke of the ECHL. Ruid made his UHL debut in 2000-01 skating for Komet
coach Pat Bingham in Asheville guiding the Smoke to the UHL Eastern Conference
championship finishing fourth on the team with 34 goals and 75 points in 74
regular season games. Ruid then led the Smoke to the Colonial Cup finals scoring
11 goals and 16 points in 11 post-season games.

Ruid posted a career high 40
goals, 56 assists and 96 points during 2002-03 with Adirondack. The skater also
appeared in 63 UHL games during 2004-05 leading Rockford with 36 goals in
regular season play while topping the IceHogs with 9 goals in 12 playoff games.

Ruid has appeared in 238 UHL
games to date posting 135 goals and 294 points while accumulating 323 penalty
minutes. He was named to the All-UHL Second team after the 2002-03 season and
was selected to the 2005 UHL All-Star Classic.

Ruid has had many AHL call-ups
during his career including stints with Grand Rapids, Binghamton, Albany and
Wilkes Barre-Scranton. Last season Ruid made his European debut skating 4 games
in Austria and 22 games with Aalborg I.K. in the Danish league.

The addition of Ruid brings the
Komet preseason roster to 29 players.


Komets open camp Oct.
.....head coach Pat Bingham opens a 2-week training camp Monday, Oct. 2
at the Coliseum. Three exhibition games, 2 at home at the Coliseum and 1 on the
road, are planned. The Komets will host Port Huron in a preseason tilt on
Coliseum ice Wednesday, Oct. 4. Then the Komets will face Kalamazoo in a
home-and-home exhibition series starting at Fort Wayne Friday, Oct. 6. Saturday,
Oct. 7 the Komets face the Wings at Wings stadium in Kalamazoo for the final
preseason tune-up. The Komets start the season on the road Friday, Oct. 13 at
Rockford and will skate their 55th home opener Saturday, Oct. 21 against Quad
City at 7:30pm.  -2006-07 Komet schedule-


Tickets on sale
.....single game tickets for all 2006-07 Komet home games will go on sale
Friday, Sep. 29 at 10am at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com . Tickets for two Komet home exhibition
games also will go on sale Friday morning. 2006-07 season tickets continue to be
on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. Fans may call
the Komet office for ticket information at (260) 483-0011 or make inquiries via
email at komets@komets.com. Ticket information is also available at

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 09/28/2006 - 12:09pm

We read that on the website, What the scoop????

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 12:50pm

Can this guy make up his mind? Yes, he's coming, no he's not, now he is. Just hope for the team's sake he's committed to staying here all season and not going to pack up and leave for Europe if a better offer comes along later. Other than that, I can't wait until Wednesday. I'm counting down the days! Go K's!!!

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 12:56pm

6days,,,2hours and 39 minutes until exibition game 1

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 12:56pm

I had heard there was a chance they were talking again, but the Komets were not bending on their desire to have him commit here for the whole year. Haven't been able to talk to anyone yet, but I can't believe they backed off of that. Plus, Coach Bingham said Ruid's word is good so I'm guessing he changed his mind. More, much more, later.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:00pm


Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:01pm

Check all the bridges and high rises. Tell Hit is okay to come down now.....

In all seriousness....excellent.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:07pm

Like Teresa, I hope JC stays the whole year. Maybe he realized the K's were serious in their demands when they broke off contract talks.

Where does this bring the K's in terms of veterans, tweeners and rookies signed? Is there room yet for another vet and if so, what possibilities are still out there?

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:17pm

The K's have 8 vets: St. Pierre, Dupuis, Larocque, Richardson, Goneau, Miller, Rudenko and Ruid.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:22pm

Thanks Shutterbug.

Just an aside, I jumped on what there is of the Chicago Hounds' site and came across what has to be the longest last name I've ever seen for a hockey player ... (George) Papachristopolous, whose a goalie on Chicago's roster.

My question is do some of the UHL rule changes include jersey regulations (like NHL limits on goalie cut jerseys)? With a name that long (17 letters), he's going to need 2 jerseys to fit it.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:44pm

Nice...last week I said something, about going to play for GQ..after i posted that..i was like man, thats not what i wanted to say..but here I am to say I love the signing...


Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:55pm

Jeff, to answer your question....according to the UHL website....UHL goalies will abide by the same standard as a NHL goalie for the 2005-2006 season. All goalies must have the equipment meet this standard by December 15, 2005. I have not seen the new rules for this season and the UHL website is still showing last seasons rules. If I get an update, I'll let you know.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:56pm

Its not that hard to find a Font that would work with that long of name. Just make the name plate smaller.

And Welcome to Ruid. And according to blakes lastest blop post Ruid is here to stay and needed some extra time.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/28/2006 - 4:44pm

You are so smart Scoops. I ask a simple question as to what direction Blake thought the K's would go and for some reason I am jumping off high rises and bridges....I am thinking of a couple of choice words for you.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 7:13pm

Knowing you I am sure it won't be something you haven't said 100 times already.... Go back to playing with your Enema Man.

Tony E
Thu, 09/28/2006 - 7:50pm

Couple of choice words...."Go Komets" ?

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/28/2006 - 8:01pm

Scoops....blah blah blah blah blah.....Always the voice of reason on this blog. Must be hockey season again. Scoops is back sharing his wisdom with us all once again this year. The wisdom where he piggy-backs onto what people say and makes some smart-arse comment about them because he really has no opinion. Great to have you back. Let the personal attacks begin. All Hail Scoops!!!!

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 8:03pm

Enough. If anybody makes personal attacks on here, it's... well, it's me... Yeah, that's it.

Geez, you guys are in midseason form already. Please don't let that be a bad thing.

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 4:26am

Sorry..... I just have all this built up hostility from no Komet hockey stuff all summer. But don't go and label me as the voice of reason. Tony will get all mad at me.
Come have a beer with me sometime Hit....you'll see I don't mean anything by it. If you ask nicely...I'm sure Sebring will buy for both of us.

Tony E
Fri, 09/29/2006 - 6:12am

Lol, please take the title off my hands!!

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 6:51am

Like heck!

Jungle Monkey
Fri, 09/29/2006 - 6:52am

Beers on Sebring? I'm there?

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 6:53am

Knew that would happen. LOL.

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 7:02am

As long as Blkae's the DD I'm there too.
BTW-Do you know how to get to Lima???

Tony E
Fri, 09/29/2006 - 7:10am

Blake, what is all that strong language about? (or for those who appreciate my Canadian verbage.. "aboot" LOL)

Jungle Monkey
Fri, 09/29/2006 - 9:29am

A DD to Lima, Greg doesn't ask 4 much.

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 10:28am

Alright, If I can't get a ride to Limaa then somebody gotta let me crash at their place.