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Tailing the Komets

Hillman named Indy coach

From an Indianapolis Fuel press release:

Sean Hallett, President of the Indy Fuel, today announced the signing of Scott Hillman to a multi-year agreement to become the first head coach of the ECHL’s newest team. Hillman, 40, recently completed a successful five season stint as head coach of the Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League, leading the team to the CHL’s regular season championship in 2013-14. During his tenure in Missouri, the Mavericks qualified for the playoffs every season and compiled an impressive .607 winning percentage as an expansion franchise.

“Coach Hillman is a rising star in professional hockey,” said Hallett. “His experience coaching a new franchise to immediate success and his commitment to building a winning culture make him the perfect fit as the Fuel’s head coach.”

Prior to joining the Mavericks in 2010, Hillman was head coach for the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) where he led the team to two consecutive championships in the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons and was named the SPHL Coach of the Year in 2008-2009.



Glass Half Full
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:10am

Sounds like a good move for them. Hillman has a very good track record. Now let all the "to bad the K's got Graham" people start going off. Let's not forget that Mr Hillman and his GM have not had one game in the ECHL yet. I only bring this up becasue people have no idea how he / they will work out in the ECHL. My hunch is that should be well. I am a huge Komets supporter but I also want all of minor league hockey to do well.  

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:57am

Well, now it's time for the rest of the dominoes to fall in place.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:40am

Great signing for the coaching spot, but lets remember how our first year was. We struggled to get the experience at this level because we had no rights to any players in the league our majority came from the CHL. They will probably need an affiliation for the extra help but as far as the coaching spot goes that is a great way to start out.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:18pm

They are affliated with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 7:54pm

This is not related to this this article but I wanted to ask for prayers for Komet legend Reggie Primeau.  He has been battling alzheimers for the past couple years and is in now in the final stage.  For those who know him, he is an amazing person and has fought every moment of his illness.  He loves the Komets, and could really use the fans to rally behind him right now.  Keep fighting Reggie, we love you #12 

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:26pm

My prayers go out to Reggie and his family.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 7:10am

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Primeau family at this time.  I know exactly what you are going through.  My mother had Alzheimer's and it's such a terrible disease.  It's very hard on the afflicted person, as well as the rest of the family who has to sit by and watch what it does to their loved one and know that you can't do anything about it.

I had the privilege of getting to know Reggie a little years ago when I worked at Food Marketing with another former Komet, Gerry Randall.  Reggie was a cheerful, funny guy, who always had a smile on his face.

Remember the good times you had with him, and know that others are thinking of you all at this time.