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Tailing the Komets

This time Komets win 2-1

This time the Fort Wayne Komets stayed out of the penalty box and put themselves into the win column.
A night after giving up 12 power-play chances in a 2-1 overtime loss at Arizona, the Komets came back to allow only seven extra-man advantages and beat the Sundogs 2-1 on Saturday night.
``It was a great effort, and we got three of four points on the road,'' Komets coach Al Sims said. ``I don't think we'll see many teams come in here and do that.''
The Komets got a pair of power-play goals in nine chances, the first from Frankie DeAngelis and the second Derek Petrosso. Kaleigh Schrock and P.C. Drouin assisted on each goal.
Nick Boucher was outstanding in the Fort Wayne nets, out-dueling Arizona's Doug Groenestege as each faced 31 shots.
``Our guys played hard and weren't going to be denied,'' Sims said. ``It was  good game. Our power play came through for us, and Bouch played tremendous. Both goalies played well.''
Before the game, Sims mixed up his top two lines, putting Leo Thomas between Brandon Narauto and Petrosso, and moving Mathieu Curadeau between P.C. Drouin and Sean O'Connor. The Komets have scored three goals in their first three games.
This was also a strange game because two penalty shots were called for by referee Jon McIsaac. Both shooters missed, one for each team.
Posted in: Komets


Sat, 10/23/2010 - 11:41pm

3 out of 4 points on the weekend, that will keep the naysayers quiet, NOT

Mr Snufflupugus
Sun, 10/24/2010 - 12:54am

Burgee you know by know happy fans are angry fans...

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 5:29am

What are you two talking about? Seems like your the ones starting the conversations....being first to post def. doesn't make you the smartest children.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 6:47am

Still would like to see the offense pick it up a notch. Listened to part of the game and sounded like they were playing well. Just need the to put the puck in the net more.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 6:51am

How are the komets able to fly to arizona but wont be able to play certain teams in texas? Perhaps because southwest airlines bags fly free? (shows badge). Im happy FW moved from last playoff spot to 13th seed. lol.
Just for thoughts, glad to see Rapid City drop to 2-2 and Bloomy and Dayton mopping up early against CHL favs.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 6:52am

What? There are angry fa ns here ???? Balderdash I say !!

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 7:31am

So, what was up with the two "fighting - instigator" penalties with no actual associated fighting majors?

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 8:21am

orange, since you are already looking at the playoff seeds, could you please tel us what the magic number is for us to get home ice in the first round???

Do you think worrying about teams places in the playoffs two weeks into the season might be a little too soon?

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 8:42am

Heh? Its amazing how your early foundation effects your final effort. Take this into consideration. Your nutrition the first 5 years of your life effects the rest of your life. The first couple of weeks is taken into consideration as the regular season is preseason to the playoffs. If it was in the back of your head, my comments where made under optimistic conderations adding to IHL teams success early on. Im proud to be 1-1-1. CHL has different rules, different ways to play the body, adjusting is slow and I hope we keep building. Look at our inclined results. Each game we win one more point and score one more goal. Too bad were capped at 2 pts.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 9:53am

I guess in the 92-93 season they must have gone from near neglect in their early nutrition to steroids later in their season "life" in order to do what they did? :-)

I can't ever recall seeing a penalty shot called like the one Arizona was given last night. The player wasn't pulled down and it didn't look like he was impeded and in fact he got the shot off and IIRC he hit the post. I also think there were players to the side, not a clean break away. I will grant there was a stick momentarily around his waist but obviously it didn't affect the play so what's with the penalty shot? 2 min hooking maybe but the PS call sure surprised me, people in the chat box, and even the Arizona commentators.

I'm not particularly saying it was a wrong call, especially since Coach didn't start throwing things onto the ice, just saying I don't recall ever seeing one called like that before. And I'll take a missed penalty shot any day over a 2 min (or less) penalty kill.

All goals in this series were scored on the power play, by both teams. I would say both team's defense played better then their offense. The Komets did well controlling things in their zone but when it came to controlling the puck in the offensive zone they struggled, same for Arizona.

Only three games in so I'm sure they'll will work on that. Sims is going to tighten up his defense before he starts hammering his offense, that's the way he is. I see lots of promise for an exciting season as the team bonds and gets their systems down.

Ron, I'm not sure, maybe that's an error on the score sheet (unlikely)? Instigator also carries an automatic 10 misconduct as far as I know and that wasn't called either, plus if there was a fight how could both players get the instigator? Maybe it was called that way because they both tried to start a fight.

In this league they call penalties a lot differently then what we're use to seeing. Komets also got a 2 min. delay of game between first and second period and the announcers weren't sure if it was for leaving the ice before they were told they could or if they were late coming back out. As far as penalties go the CHL means Church Hockey League and there seems to be no such thing as letting them play.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 10/24/2010 - 9:54am

Isn't Marijuana illegal in Indiana???


Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 10/24/2010 - 10:08am

That wasn't @ Steve by the way.

I agree with Steve on the Arizona penalty shot..it was a bad call, IMO.

Guys that look good for the K's:

OC, Naurato, Schrock, Curdy, Fletcher....

I think Cescon looked great...physical and removes the puck from the on-coming skaters.

Frankie looked good, Phillips is banged up, but was good, Danko looked good defensively....

Guy looked better last night, at least to me he did.

I think we will be fine. Gotta be patient until everything falls into place: conditioning, lines, style of play, adjusting to the refs....etc.

Looks like Dayton, Evansville, and Bloomington are all playing well......

Not gonna be easy folks.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 10:47am

So has anyone watched a game on the CHL tv? is it any better than the B2? Is it still different from barn to barn? (yes, I know we have only played two games and both were in the same building)

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 11:13am

It is going to be different from barn to barn...most teams are probably showing whats up on the jumbo trons. except for the teams that don't have a jumbo tron. The quality was pretty good for the games in AZ but the camera work is what made it bad because they would use 3 different camera angles that made it hard to tell what was going on at all times.....Wouldn't stop me from buying more games.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 11:36am

Maybe if these calls being made in the CHL are going to stay as they are called now....,.lets go to a no checking rules. Geez!

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 10/24/2010 - 11:48am

chltv is good. Has a Chat feature while watching the game you can talk to others watching the game.....also Bob Chase is broadcast on CHL TV whereas B2 he wasn't.

The quality was very good both games from Arizona. Clear picture, I had no disconnects.

I would give it a B so far overall, for the simple fact it is not in widescreen and you can either watch it in what seems to be less than a 4:3 ratio....or mess around with your computers resolutions and try and get it stretched out to fit your screen. Wish they could perfect it for guys like me who are watching the game on a 65 inch screen with a dedicated computer attached to it. Oh well.

B2 was a C at best, as they had numerous technical problems and picture quality was so bad some nights, you thought you were watching the game thru a window with a extra thick screen attached to it and little or no lighting.

CHLTV is an improvement....and the Away Game package for season ticket holders is nice. Although I haven't been able to get the Free Highlights or Free VOD or the Free Archives it promises to give you.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 1:11pm

Thanks! I am sure we will be getting a few games this year.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 2:44pm

Dang Hit, I was hoping that was an offer.....

I agree with Hit's and Y2K's assessments of CHLTV. Much better then B2. Their on ice in the corner cameras would be good for a fight maybe but they couldn't keep up with the play at those angles. OK if used sparingly.

I also watch the Swift Current Broncos and the WHL's provider is the same as the CHL (one account covers them both also) but the quality isn't as good as it was out of Arizona so local equipment and set up is probably going to be the determining factor on quality. Swift Current plays in an older, smaller barn in Saskatchewan so their quality isn't as good as Arizona's but still better then B2 was but not by a whole lot.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 4:05pm

Not an even strengh goal in 3 game? Anybody worried about our offense besides me? Was there for the Friday game. Reiter was great. Our offense is ,well,.................

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 7:51pm

I noticed in reading the newspaper from Prescot, Az. that the Sundogs were upset with the Komets celebration at the end of the game. Not seeing the game I am curious if anyone saw this "bad behavior".

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 8:31pm

Guy Dupuis in on pace for 214 PIM's this season... all in hooking and cross checking minors..

I know its been 3 games, but its one of the many issues that need to be addressed.

Sun, 10/24/2010 - 11:00pm

Had to look that up:
After the game came to a close, Fort Wayne made an attempt to humiliate the Sundogs on their home ice, celebrating around their goal.

"They really made a point to try to {anger} us when they tried to embarrass us at the end of the game," Groenestege said. "They get their first win, they've won three championships and they're acting like it's their first win in franchise history."

Nice impartial reporting there. You'd think they were all body slamming the glass like Ovechkin.

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 6:52am

Jack, i watched the game. we really didnt celebrated at the end of the game bc two of their players was chirping away on us down near the wall

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 6:55am

Groenstege was yapping the whole game even skating past the Komets bench. He sounds like a big baby. The Komets would not embarrass the organization like that in someone else's barn. I don't think Al would stand for it. Sounds like the goalie needs some whine with his cheese and previous posters may want to get the real story before making up things here :)

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 6:56am

JM, I forgot who scored the only goal on Friday night. Doesn't seem to be on the tip of my lips. I'm sure with your vast hockey knowledge you can advise Al on this problem. Give him a call.

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 7:00am

Hey blake, a great note from our amateur program over the weekend. The ft wayne phantoms , a u16 team defeated a team from toronto in the championship game of the midget A division in the cleveland rock n roll tournament. The phantoms also defeated teams from plymouth mi and cleveland oh. Our programs continue to flourish with the new ice and quality instruction from our pro players

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 8:29am

Derek Patrosso scored the goal.
I guess I'm missing your point/attempt to insult me. Feel free to fill me in on what I'm missing.

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 9:13am

Friday night game JM, they changed the scoresheet. It was a Guy shot that Patrosso tipped. No, what I'm saying to you is that Al is an NHL coach. I don't know if you have some hidden talents or you just like to bag on great hockey players but as my son who plays juniors says, "put on some skates and get out there and let's see if you can do better".

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 9:21am

Based on JM's reasoning Legs is headed for problems too but nothing like Arizona's Adam Smyth PIMs.

I checked Guy's stats 3 games into last season, as much as I hate to agree with GM on this he probably has a point. Last year Guy had 2 min three games in, a hooking penalty. Don't misunderstand, I don't mind agreeing with him on issues, I just wish it were different on this one.

We also must keep in mind that all PIMs are up because of the way they call them in this league, something the team has to learn to play with. Maybe Guy will adapt but it hurts to see him sitting on the bench panting for air.

On the report in the Prescott newspaper, the reporter had PC as a defenseman and really messed up Schrock's name. Hey, it's a small town, based on attendance hockey isn't all that big there and probably followed mostly my people who have moved there from the north. This reporter probably is much better at high school football then he is at hockey.

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 10:45am

" Guy Dupuis in on pace for 214 PIM