You can read it here.
Great story Blake! I know Guy does so much off the ice for the city and youth hockey there is another complete story you could do.
Had a thought the other day regarding Opening Night.
As we all know, the Komets put on a pretty good pre-game celebration of the past and present. Introductions, spot lights, Old-time Komets, and in general, a celebration of over fifty years of hockey in Fort Wayne...
....and a trip around the ice by Captain Guy Dupius holding the Turner Cup aloft for all to see.
This year will be different. Joining a league that has its own Championship Trophy and playing that Championship team that evening.
I'm wondering if Rapid City will be bringing the Miron Cup or Trophy ( or whatever it is called ) with them. I'm not sure the best way to do this, but I think it would be interesting to see the Cup on Coliseum Ice that night also. Not necessarily as a chance to let Rapid City be boastful, but as a chance for Komet fans to see it. You all must admit that this is a unique experience to have two leagues merge into one and have the playoff champions from each then meet on Opening Night.
I may be naive about this, but what will happen to the Turner Cup. Will it be retired? I am assuming that the playoff champion next sesaon will be awarded CHL hardware.
Last year's pregame lasted too long. Maybe by doing away with some of the Icy skits, Komet rockband clips, and the like, a classy introduction (individually for both teams) with spotlights and the Cups at Center ice could help transition this new era of Komet and CHL hockey.
I know this idea needs more work, but it's only July so there is time.
Anyway, I think you guys get the idea I'm trying to convey.
I have an idea, Alan. I'll tell you it in 7-10 days :)
I think what might be a nice touch for Opening Night would be having the teams exchange greetings at center ice either before or after the game. I like your idea, however, it's up to the team what they want to do.
People don't come for hockey, they come to see a giant bird do dumb stuff. At least thats what we've been told time and time again.
I like your idea, Alan.
Though it'll be tough to top Brandon Warner on drums.
Thanks, Bob. Thanks, JungleMonkey. Like I said, it's just an idea.
If it was done right, well thought out and treated respectfully by both teams, front offices, and leagues it would be a moment to remember in the history of minor league hockey.
I think it's a great idea Alan. Now is the time for you to email it to both Commissioners. It's good enough they may be interested in it. Heck, you may even want to call them with it. Maybe they'll let you hand the trophies to the captains... :-)
Have you guys gotten soft or what?
I have an idea, lets go out on our ice and welcome them to the jungle with an arse whooping. 10-0 and the opening faceoff we bruise them by dropping the mitts, and the majority of the terd period we drop the gloves and pummel them. Take the body for 60 minutes of hockey.
We don't need to greet one another, lets let them know who we are by kicking their behinds.
Then to top it off, lets take both Kups and tell the CHL Moniker to come and get the Kups if they are man enough to do it.
There is a greeting and an exchanging of pleasantries for you.
Also, I think they should go with the foil around the knuckles thing too.....
WOW-WEE= hit is wilder than mightbite :)
"I'm personally placing a hundred dollar bounty on the head of Tim McCracken. He's the head coach and chief punk on that Syracuse team."
My prediction. Rapid City 7, komets 2
Wait for it................
You are crazy Not-A.
The Komets will not only run them off the ice on the scoreboard, they will run them off the ice physically. I predict Brandon Warner drops the Mitts and beats the crap out of Mount Rushmore, or whatever their star players name is.
Let's go out and shake hands and welcome them to Fort Wayne.....
Hit took his crazy pills tonight.......
No way I can follow that up. Glad I wasn't drinking something when I read it.
What I think Hit wants is a Pier 6 brawl,! We haven't one of those in years. What a way to introduce ourselves to the CHL. I have a feeling between the fines & suspensions the Komets wouldn't have enough players to go to Arizona.
I am not a fan of those but than Hit is. I just have to write them all up. Trust me not a fun game to work.
No, I basically just want to kick the CHL's behinds all year long.
Us against the world, fellas, us against the world.
Let's go kick some butt!!!
C'mon Hit, tell us what color your crazy pills are...fess up!
I thought I was taking crazy pills once; but they just turned out to be Jelly Belly jelly beans.......
Hit is a proud member of the Crazies, playing in the Nut House under The Shining's monikor.....
Not an ihl fan: Not sure how you can say that the Frankes joined the CHL because they knew the talent level was lower, then say Rapid City will beat the Komets 7-2 on opening night. Can't have it both ways. Maybe you mean that's what you hope it will be.
Warner dropping the mitts, Hit must have taken the blue and yellow, purple pills. Maybe he's dyed his hair red? Maybe Hit is hanging with Berty down at the firehouse.
Yeah, Hit, you have definitely come over to the redhead side of things. Sit down and stay a while, my good man! Things are all good here in crazy town....
I do say a new intro is in order, though....we hafta keep Icy, but we do need to change it up. For some reason, I really want to work that gag into it you guys all talked about of using the little kids....send out little kids on opening night to skate around. That really is some funny stuff. I've got a few I can loan for it. :)
PC Buddy is going to fight too.......
Ok, I admit that I have lost my marbles after that one.
Invite from the readheaded club......???? Hmmmmm. I will send JR in my place to scope it out first. He is down with RHP. I know he loves the pictures. LOL Or was that JM?
Wendy, your memory impresses me. Either way I do not want the frankes to succeed in this league. I want a new owner to come in with an AHL or ECHL franchise and end the frankes masquerade. Fans deserve to be entertained by quality hockey not just Icy riding around on his four wheeler.
PC's a lover, not a fighter.
That's "The Red-Headed League" to you. Don't you read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
Thanks. I like to think I have a pretty good memory. But that was, like, 6 threads ago, so I'm not sure how impressed you should be.
It was me, Hit.
I wonder how Hit really feels regarding my Opening Night suggestion? Let it out, Hit. It isn't good for you to hold those feelings in.
Maybe we should get the Glenbrook Dodge giant American Flag held by Indiana National Guardsman. Maybe they could bring a cannon also and after the National Anthem they could fire off a volley at the visitors bench.
Wait a minute, Alan... I sit right behind the visitor's bench. Not so sure I like that cannon idea! Better hope the plexiglass holds... :p