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Tailing the Komets

Ryan Potts signs

The Komets announced Wednesday that four more players have inked agreements boosting the preseason roster to 30 skaters.

Rookies Matt Wagner (goaltender) and Tim Recio (defensman) will attend camp as part of the Komets' affiliation with Evansville of the AAHL. 

Wagner, 22, appeared in 17 games with Evansville last season posting a 6-10-0 record and 5.87 goals-against average.

Recio, 25, also skated with Evansville last season posting a goal and 11 points in 31 games.

Also added to the camp roster was rookie defenseman Rich Zalewski and forward Ryan Potts.  Zalewski completed four seasons with SUNY-Oswego of the NCAA last year and appeared in six SPHL games with the Twin City Cyclones.

Potts, 27, is a Fort Wayne native and appeared in five games last season with the Komets scoring two assists.  The rookie forward is a grandson of Komet legend Reg Primeau.  Potts skated four seasons of NCAA play with Northland College from 2002 to 2006.

Saidachev, Varone, Whitehead invited to AHL camps

The Komets also announced today that three players on the current preseason roster will be attending AHL camps.  Right wing Evgeny Saidachev will attend the Worcester Sharks' camp, center Rick Varone has been invited to the Lake Erie Monsters' camp and center Travis Whitehead will make camp with the Norfolk Admirals.  Worcester, Lake Erie and Norfolk will conclude training camp the week of Sep. 28 and begin their 2009-10 AHL campaign on Oct. 3.  The Komets will begin training camp Monday, Oct. 5.

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Wed, 08/26/2009 - 10:15am

All of this is great news!! Good luck to Potts. Is it me or what? Very little news out of Flint and even less from Quad City. It wouldn't hurt to here more news from Dayton also. Maybe I am just want to get the season underway. Anybody else thinking that way?

Wed, 08/26/2009 - 10:21am

I want to drive the zamboni, yes I do.

Wed, 08/26/2009 - 10:54am

I *really* like the idea of having Evansville and BC play here. Very cool that it's included as part of the STH package too.

Hockey Observer
Wed, 08/26/2009 - 1:53pm

Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed defenseman Brent Henley to an American Hockey League contract.

Henley, 28, stands 6-7 and weighs 250 pounds, and is entering his ninth year in the pro ranks. The Coquitlam, B.C. native spent most of the 2008-09 season in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals. In 47 games with the Admirals, Henley registered six assists and 198 penalty minutes, which was tops among Norfolk defensemen and second overall on the team. He also saw ECHL action last year with Augusta and Mississippi, totaling six games, with one assist and 13 PIM.

The 2007-08 season saw Henley skate in three AHL games with Springfield and spend the balance of the season in the IHL with Fort Wayne (26 GP, 0-4-4, 108 PIM), with whom he captured a Turner Cup championship.

Henley has dressed for a total of 93 AHL contests in his career, with the Lowell Lock Monsters, Rochester Americans, Toronto/Edmonton Roadrunners, Springfield and Norfolk, amassing one goal and ten assists for 11 points, along with 343 minutes in penalties. In 180 career ECHL games, he has chalked up six goals and 26 assists for 32, with 977 PIM.

Wed, 08/26/2009 - 2:13pm

Blake do you have any news on Curadeau???

Wed, 08/26/2009 - 3:32pm

I have 2 Henley jerseys & 4 hockey cards

Wed, 08/26/2009 - 6:12pm

Sorry, I haven't heard anything, but I haven't had time to ask, either.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/26/2009 - 10:45pm

Dayton has 10 new players on their roster....


click on team and select roster.

Bogdan Rudenko....LOL....is a Dayton PuckHOG...I mean Gem.

Pretty good players brought in, they are looking solid. Ryan Mior is their goaltender.

Hey Blake, I think this might be the best group of Goalies we have seen in "AA" hockey since being at this level, at least on paper. Everybody has a solid guy or 2.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 3:26am

Thanks Hit-You are absolutely right on about the goalies. Give credit to John Marks, Daytons coach. He is a real swell guy and knows his way around the hockey world.