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Tailing the Komets

Komets sign two

From  a Komets press release:

The Komets announced the addition of two rookies to the 2014-15 preseason roster Thursday.  Defenseman Ian Barteaux and forward Eric Faille have agreed to terms and will be in the lineup when training camp opens Oct. 5 at the Memorial Coliseum.

Barteaux (BAR-toe), 26, completed five seasons of collegiate play last season with the University of Alberta (CWUAA).  The Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta native capped his five-year college career winning the CIS National Championship before making his pro debut skating four games with Bakersfield in the ECHL. 

In 2008-09 Barteaux finished his fifth season in juniors leading the Kootenay Ice (WHL) defensemen with 39 points and 153 penalty minutes and was named runner-up for the WHL's Humanitarian of the Year Award.  In 2009-10 he made his college debut with the Golden Bears  and was named to the CIS All-Tournament Team.  In 2010-11 Barteaux finished second among Alberta defensemen with five goals and 14 points.  The defenseman led all Canada West teams with +22 in conference play in 2012-13 prior to capturing the University Cup.

Faille (FIE-yay), 25, will be making his pro debut with Fort Wayne after serving four seasons at the University of Moncton (AUS). 
Faille completed his collegiate career last season leading Moncton for the second straight year in assists (24) and points (39) and was named to the CIS (AUS) Second All-Star Team for the second straight season.  In 2009-10 the Lachine, Quebec native finished his fourth year of juniors at Acadie-Bathurst leading the Titans with 46 assists and 77 points prior to his college debut in 2010-11.  

Fort Wayne preseason roster of 16 players includes 10 forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender.


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:30pm

Faille was a teammate of Dean Ouellet -- getting them both would be icing on the cake

Ron Heathman
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:46pm

I'm getting a good feeling on the upside potential with the players we have signed . I think we will end up with a number of good surprises and we will be able to soon forget some of our lost former stars. I am hoping this is the case. Lets not forget we should hit the jackpot with at least 2 or 3 of the Ave players also !  Very very optimistic about this season 1