• Twitter
  • Facebook
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Tailing the Komets

Schrock will have to sit one game

For his instigation penalty inside the final five minutes Friday night.

46.21 Fines and Suspensions – Instigator or Aggressor in Final Five Minutes of Regulation Time (or Anytime in Overtime) – A player or goalkeeper who is deemed to be the instigator or aggressor of an altercation in the final five (5) minutes of regulation time or at anytime in overtime, shall automatically be suspended for one game.

The Vice President of Hockey Operations may review such incident and may rescind the suspension based on a number of criteria.
No team appeals will be permitted either verbally or in writing regarding the assessment of this automatic suspension.


Sat, 12/01/2012 - 5:23pm

How about the Gwinnett player who was third man in and jumped Henley from behind in a choke hold and threw him to the ice?  I would assume that would get at least a game, if not more, but I have not read the ECHL rule book.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 9:15pm

Or how about the Gwinnett player who pushed the referee down to the ice after he was pulled off of the top of Schrock?  Tossing the ref to the ice is ok?  No suspension? 

No, I'm not suggesting conspiracy here but I just wonder what the punishment would have been if Henley pushed an official to the ice?  My guess is at least a 5 game suspension.

Phil Ripped off Chifley
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 1:14am

League rips us off again

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 10:10am

I think Burgee is trying to wrap up the biggest homer fan award.....

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 10:19am

Couple things:

1.  Schrock's suspension is automatic due to the nature of his penalty and the rule that coincides with it...

2.  In what league have fans EVER 100% agreed with any suspension handed down by that league???

3.  Whole in one must be an ex girlfrfiend of Al Sims because almost everytime we see a post, its calling for Sims job.... 

4.  Full week between the K's last game and their next.....I wonder how many guys are worried for that long of a break and who the Komets may find to bring in.  The Komets brass have to be looking for defensive help.  IMO, you fix the holes in the defense and the rest will fall into place. 

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 11:13am


It's no secret that I am not a Sims fan.  However, I do not "call for his job" on every post.  I will call out what I see, good or bad, with players, coaches, and officiating.  Just like everyone else on this blog, I have my opinion and realize that not everyone will agree with it.  I try to give examples that back up my opinions just like I did with my rather long post about our coach.  

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 11:19am

I don't think anyone is questioning Schrock's suspension.  I am pretty sure that there is some type of rule regarding abuse of officials that carries a hefty suspension.   I was just wondering if the Gwinnett player received a suspension as well.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 6:08pm

Not being a fan of Sims is one thing...saying he should be fired is a whole different ballgame. How can you seriously give him zero credit for helping to guide the team to several championships? Of course chaulk helped and having a talented team helped....but to not give credit when credit is due is a shame. You wanted him fired last season too...and even though he and the team got things turned around when it seemed the whole league was against the K's...and won the championship...you were right back pointing out the same things and complaining about the pathetic coaching again after the first loss or two. If having Sims as head coach is a shameful thing...wow!! If he has had success here...which he obviously has, regardless of the reasons...why is firing him such a great idea?

Blake Sebring
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 6:21pm

Been biting my tongue a little on this one, but... wow, had enough. And, yes, I know it started on another thread.

So you don't think the system works?

Gwinnett has shown in four games that they are significantly faster than the Komets and have much more offensive talent. Where's the Komets' major weakness so far? So much inexperience on the blue line, especially on a team that is struggling to score. So you want to scrap the trap, which slows down opponents and this system which is about forechecking in the offensive zone and controlling the puck in the offensive zone to keep the pressure off the defense? By all means, let's see the Komets try to go all-out offensive against the Gladiators who will probably score at least 10 goals in that game.

Oh, by the way, maybe the ``system'' should get some credit for helping the Komets split those four games with Gwinnett, which, also by the way, happens to be the best team in the ECHL right now and the Komets seem to be the only team that can challenge the Gladiators consistently.

OMG! I sound more like JR every day! That's either a tremendous compliment to him or I've totally lost my mind.

Phil Homer Chifley
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 8:42pm

You lost your mind years ago.

We will win the championship because we are the only team that can beat Gwinnett.

Schebigs feet stink

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:52am

I wish the Komets would've taken care of business at the specific time that Reiter was run.  Not with 29 seconds left in the game.  It smells of an attitude "if we can't beat you, we will fight you".  Nothing came out of it except another one game suspension for the K's as they will start a three game in three night series on the road against Orlando.

Who received the suspension?  The same guy whose lack of production required the Komets to make him a healthy scratch the game before.  If it were up to me, I would leave him home for the entire weekend series.

In earlier posts, JR1 has raised the idea about upgrading the defense, with the hope that the offense would improve.  It certainly couldn't hurt.  To me, the Komets are like a used car.  If everything works right the car will run smoothly, but when parts start to fail, it becomes difficult to repair.  The Komets have lots of parts failing ( both on offense and defense), and the "parts store " is running out of stock.  Other than about eight players, if I were the "mechanic" I'd back up the garbage truck and start tossing.

That statement includes some "veteran" players.


I'd start with Schrock ( whom the other paper always likes to include the words  "alternate captain" along his name, like that means anything to me), and work through the roster. 

I still believe in Sims and his systems. 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:59pm

Haha I like your garbage truck analogy Alan...and I agree 100%.