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Tailing the Komets

Trivia question

Man, is this a good one. I didn't even know it.

What number did Steve Fletcher wear when he first played with the Komets in 1983?

Oh, and the answers to the previous trivia questions for a few weeks back are:

1. Jan. 6, 1962 was significant because the Komets lost three games in 24 hours. They lost the Saturday night game against the Indianapolis Chiefs and then the resumption of a Dec. 13, 1961 game that was suspended because of a brawl. They also lost the Sunday afternoon game to Toledo.

2. Besides playing for the Komets, Reggie Primeau, Len Thornson, Jim Hryciuk and Bob Wilkie all scored Turner Cup-clinching goals.

3. Jim Hryciuk scored the first goal in Washington Capitals history.

Posted in: Komets


Komets PA
Wed, 01/25/2006 - 6:26pm

Blake, I'm surprised at you. thought you knew this one. #4. He wore it in the team photo that year too. Here's a link

Great trivia questions everyone. I have a few to share here soon. Real brain busters.


Wed, 01/25/2006 - 6:28pm

No fair, Larry. I knew you knew it, I was hoping it would be fun for everyone else. For that you have to play Enter Sandman next game.

Oh, gosh, let's don't get started on that topic again.

Wed, 01/25/2006 - 6:28pm

Nice job Larry, I was about to check that site too but you beat me to it.

Wed, 01/25/2006 - 6:38pm

Larry, you know what ought to do for fun sometime is put together a list 0-77 of Komets numbers. We'd start with 00 Kevin Weekes

Wed, 01/25/2006 - 6:52pm

I guess that should be 93. I forgot about McKay.

Komets PA
Wed, 01/25/2006 - 7:08pm

Ok Blake, off the top of my head, I'll start it off 1-14 with as obscure of a name as I can think of. Some of the oldies might get a kick out of some of the names.

1. Guy De Noncourt
2. Bob Kirk
3. Terry Thomson
4. Tony Horvath
5. Martin Burgers (after it was Unretired)
6. Craig Steensen (yikes)
7. Brad Aitken
8. Dan Byers
9. Robin Bawa
10. Bob Fowler
11. The Old Redhead
12. Dave Salvian
13. Andy Bezeau (not many 13's)
14. Paul Adey

Just a few for fun. Nice to have a place to put all the stuff from my mind clouded by 38 years of Komet hockey.

Wed, 01/25/2006 - 7:20pm

Oh, please, 6 has to be Repka or Burton.
I'll work on my list tomorrow and get back to you.

Wed, 01/25/2006 - 8:08pm

Larry, you forgot that someone else wore #11 for a game or two during the late 1980's during the Welker era. Do you know who it was? Hint: It is someone that is well known.

Wed, 01/25/2006 - 8:12pm

I remember that one because Bud was so ticked off that they let someone where Lenny's number. He about lost his mind.

Komets PA
Thu, 01/26/2006 - 12:22pm

#11 was worn by Rob Murray. Had to really think about that one. David Jensen wore #16, and Carey Lucyk wore #30. Some of those jerseys Welker came up with were hideous. I do have one of the home gamers of Mike McNeill with the script writing on the red/white/blue jerseys similar the old Winnipeg style. Blake, we ought to come with a list of the toughest player to wear a certain jersey number. That'll really wrack the brain. I'm still trying to see if I can fill in a missing number here and there form the list you sent to me.

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 12:51pm

#9 Barry Scully
#10 D'Arcy Keating
#14 Al Dumba
#15 Dave NOrris
#17 Mike Penasse (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
#18 Robbie Laird

I know, I know, tell me I'm old. I'm still younger than you, Blake!

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 2:10pm

12 reggie Premeau
19 Terry Mcdougall

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 2:30pm

in regards to your Q & A with michael franke, great article but unfortunately what i expected micheal to answer on many questions, the bottom line is the frankes are making a fortune in the uhl and nobody can tell me different. last weekend they drew about 15,000 in two games x an ave. ticket price of around 10 bucks and that equals $150,000,,, they have a weekly payroll of i think 10,000 + they get free rent at the coliseum, i know there are other expenses but c"mon, that sounds like an awfully profitable weekend to me $140,000 and more power to them after the end of the ihl
debacle, but to me that is why we will never get back to AAA hockey in the fort, i guess they (frankes) are just plain smart, profits!!!

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 2:38pm

its always about someone makeing to much money!
i say if you got the b---s to put a team in the ahl i say go for it. but i will give my money to the frankes. they stepped up when no one else would.

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 2:39pm

Larry, Blake, the person that I remember wearing #11 one night at a home game during the Welker era was Colin Chin because I remember it had the "C" on the front of the jersey.

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 3:11pm

hey smitty, i wasnt bitching, it was just an observation, like i said more power to the frankes after the ihl debacle. by the way arent you the one that wanted a refund on your season tickets a few weeks ago?

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 3:16pm

sorry, no not this smitty

Komets PA
Thu, 01/26/2006 - 3:19pm

Here's a trivia question that stumped Blake. Only one player in IHL history wore a 3 digit number. Can you name the player and the team he played for?

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 4:38pm

Mel Hewitt wore #111 for, I belive, without looking it up SLC Golden Eagles.

Komets PA
Thu, 01/26/2006 - 4:42pm

Good one skate. You are correct sir.

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 6:13pm

AHL, and guote me on this, you are full of crap and don't know what you're talking about.

When they were in the IHL, I sat down and figured the numbers out a couple of times and came within $100,000 of what they said they were losing at the time. How many of those tickets last week were discounted? About 4,500. Sure, the upper decks had lots of people, too. They never came close to $150,000 last weekend.

By no means am I saying they are poor, but they aren't getting rich, either.

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 6:18pm

Larry, the reason I missed it is that I'm old, but i'm not as old as you. LOL

Komets PA
Thu, 01/26/2006 - 6:40pm

Plus Blake, I've been going to games since I was an amoeba back in the late 1960's. Sure you're not older than me? lol.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 01/26/2006 - 7:36pm

Hey Blake, perfect example of what a lot of us bloggers have been saying to you about fake e-mail addresses. Check out "Mr. AHL", he or she wrote Hockey@webtv.net and then preem@webtv.net?

Another thing about last weekend's games, you had a ton of season ticket exchanges on Sunday that made no money at the gate. Mr. AHL is a real wizard. Nice fake e-mail addresses too.

Don't let these BOZOS get you down Blake. We love your site, and the info you provide here. Keep up the good work. Is there anyone at the NS we can tell about the great job you do covering the Komets? Hope they realize your efforts.

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 8:04pm

Thanks hitsomebody. No need to contact the bosses, as I am well appreciated and compensated. And yes, I am older than Larry. He just looks older than me. Much older.

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 9:45pm

Blake, I always get a laugh out of these people who claim to be such "true fans" and "experts" on the game. I will admit that I do not know everything, but after awhile it gets kind of old. About just go to the game, maybe have an adult beverage (just wait until play stops!) and enjoy the game! I get tired of everyone wanting their Whine and cheese, but only willing to spend for a 6 pack. Sorry, I had to get it out b4 I exploded!

Komets PA
Fri, 01/27/2006 - 10:00am

Wow, I must be the punching bag this week. Yes Blake is older than me. In fact, if you remember a few weeks back he was telling of some of his favorite hot actresses. The ones he somehow omitted were Clara Bow, Mata Hari, and he wondered why Faye Wray wasn't in the latest King Kong.

Interesting fact about numbers on the Komets. No player outside of a goalie wore a number higher than 22 until the Britt era of the Komets. Not sure who were the first. I'll have to dig thru some old programs.

Fri, 01/27/2006 - 10:29am

It's Friday night and Larry is going to dig through old programs -- I think my point is proven!

By the way, it's Fay Wray, and oh, baby, could she bring out the beast in you!

Wed, 02/01/2006 - 7:18am

Responding to Komets PA regarding numbers...
In the 1984-85 season (which was before Britt owned the team), the Komets had a captain, Brad? (not sure of first name) Tippett who wore #25. I believe he was the first, other than a goalie, who wore a number higher than #22. Coincidentally, during the 1984-85 season, both Komet goalies had unusual numbers (at least for this team), with Pokey Reddick wearing #27 for awhile and Alain Chevrier wearing #31.

Jim B
Sat, 07/25/2009 - 11:24pm

I have an 80s jersey #16 with Wally Schreiber...the old Hooters Sportswear Jersey