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Reggie Primeau has passed

He passed away at 4:45 p.m. this afternoon. He scored 222 goals, 373 assists and 595 points in 511 games over eight seasons with the Komets, and his No. 12 was retired in 2001. I'll have a story up later.



Thu, 05/29/2014 - 5:54am

What a wonderful family the Primeau family is. Reggie  was a good friend and he will be missed. God has another  angel with him now and a very special one.     RIP Reggie.     My prayers to the fanily.

Glass Half Full
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:13am

RIP Reg you did many wonderful things for Fort Wayne not just on the ice.  

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:24am

Blake, I stumbled onto this on the Internet today. You wrote it in 2011 and it seems especially poignant now:

    Over the next 10 years we're going to go through a lot of heartache. It has already started with the losses in recent years of Roger Maissoneauve, Len Wharton, Dick Zimmerman, Vi Ullyot, Colin Lister and Tim Hoke. We've been so blessed that so many of our icons are amazingly still here to help us celebrate this 60th anniversary. It's almost a miracle.

But they likely won't all be here for the 70th anniversary or almost assuredly not for the 75th. That's a big reason why the Frankes decided to make a big deal out of the 60th anniversary instead of waiting for the 75th. They know that so many won't be here then except in memories, and it's always better to celebrate with them in person.

Blake Sebring
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:53am

Since then we've lost Ken Ullyot, Gerry Randall, Flossie Zimmerman and now Reggie.

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:14am

...and maybe this would be a terrific time to remember all the past Komet stars who are still with us.  Maybe stop to shake their hand, give them a personal memory or two, but more importantly to let them know that they are a valued memory in our own lives not to be forgotten nor taken for granted.

I saw Primeau play. Reggie Primeau was a heck of a hockey player.  I didn't know him but I'm willing to bet he was an even better human being.  His courage through his life is something to marvel at and try to duplicate.

We always wait until someone has died to remember.  One of the reasons I enjoy "opening night" is the introductions of past Komets.