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Tailing the Komets


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Thu, 01/13/2011 - 3:05pm

I was one of those 1907 fans at that game.

For a bit of trivia, Tod Hartje, a kid from Minnesota, played for Kiev Sokol the next season and wrote a book about his experiences playing and living in Russia. The book, "From Behind the Red Line", is a great read.

After playing for Sokol he came back to the US and played for the Komets for a few games over a couple of seasons.

Blake Sebring
Thu, 01/13/2011 - 3:25pm

That's a fantastic book.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 4:00pm

"From Behind the Red Line" is definitely one of the best hockey books that I've ever read. Another good hockey read is "They Don't Play Hockey in Heaven". There is a lot of references to some former Komets in that book including David Alexander Beauregard and Kevin St. Piere. If you ever get a chance, definitely read it.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 4:17pm

I was there also. If I remember, one of the reasons for the low attendance was people complaining about the ticket price of $10 was too much, and it was not included in the season ticket packages.

To this day, I tell people that was an excellent game.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 4:43pm

Harbz, I love that book...stumbled across it in a bookstore in LA; it's a great story. I just lent it to a friend who gave me his copy of Don Cherry's "Grapes", which is hilarious. I'm going to have to look for the Hartje book.