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Tailing the Komets

Two more coming in

The Lake Erie Monsters have sent forward Garrett Meurs and defenseman Gabriel Beaupre to the Komets. Meurs, 5-11, 172 pounds, was scoreless in three games with Lake Erie, and Beaupre, 6-2, 196, was scoreless in four games.

The Komets were missing forwards C.J. Severyn, Nathan Condon and Kaliegh Schrock at practice this morning because of injuries. It's doubtful any of them will play Wednesday in Kalamazoo, and neither will the two new guys because they are getting their physicals tomorrow and will not have practiced with the Komets.

Meurs and Beaupre will likely be in the lineup Friday in Toledo.


Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:30pm

How can we get any deeper?  There has to be more injuries than we know of or both of them are going on IR.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:43pm

This only brings Lake Erie down to 23 players.

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:01pm

I think the question is how will the Komets respond with more players.  Who gets cut, put on IR, or sent up to Lake Erie?

Maybe I don't understand the situation but what does it mean that lake Erie has 23 players?  It's always seemed to me that the AHL always has players sitting in the stands.



Blake Sebring
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:42pm

It might mean it's unlikely Lake Erie is going to call anybody up for a while, ala Mitch Heard.

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:57pm

Things sure are going our way this season, I know we will go through a struggle sooner or later but hopefully this strong start will get us through those without too much difficulty.

I'm thinking this could be our year to shine. Our first yr in the Echl was an adjustment year for Sims and the team. Add to that the chaos of the strike and no affiliation..
Last season we lost Sims and Chaulk, gained Graham and went through one of the most rocky, unstable 3 or 4 months possible. New, rookie coach that made some mistakes, players with no passion, no affiliation.

This season...looking good in all areas basically. Hopefully it's not temporary.

Speaking of Al Sims, Blake..do you know if he is coaching somewhere this season or is he retired full time now? Was surprised they let another season start without honoring him. Surely they haven't decided against it?? I understand waiting on Chaulk because of his position and situation. Thanks for any info you might have Blake.

Blake Sebring
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:51am

I'm not sure what Al is doing. He is no longer listed as working with the junior team where he was consulting.

Need to do Terry McDougal first and then Al and then Colin. Then  the Komets might be done retiring banners.  I'm pretty sure all three will definitely get done.

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:49am

Thanks, Blake.  The crazy thing was that right after I hit "send", it came to me that it could mean no players getting sent up because they already had 23.  Sometimes it takes me awhile.

Totally agree with the comments about Sims, Chaulk, and  McDougall.   I wonder how many on the blog actually got to see him play. He was really something!  With the ECHL set up the way it is, probably not many more players would be here long enough to have their numbers retired.

This season is only nine games in so far,  but I love the fact that the CHL teams have been amalgamated into the league.  I went from one who kind of disrepected the CHL, to one who truly loved the league, rules, style of play, and the rivalries that arose. Along with the Missouri, Rapid City, Quad City, and Wichita histories the K's also get the old time foes with Kalamazoo, Toledo, Cincinnati, Evansville, plus Indy. 

Hockey is better for the merger.  "AA" hockey is really fun now.  (It may get even more fun next season when the western teams future is better known).



Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:23pm

Thanks for the reply Blake. I did see where Sims is head coach for that same league but different team.

Blake Sebring
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:45pm

I'm not sure he was actually never the head coach with the Bradford team.

The End of an Era; Lundskog to Coach Pro
(Bradford, ON; July 18, 2014)

After eleven years with the Bradford Rattlers, Head Coach and General Manager Johan Lundskog will be leaving the club. Lundskog has been hired to be an Assistant Coach with Oskarshamn IK; a top professional club competing in the Swedish Allsvenkan Hockey League.

I understand he was listed as head coach in the press releases, but did they have two head coaches?I know Lundskog was head coach before Al got there. Beats me.

Anyway, he's coaching this team now: http://www.allistoncoyotes.ca/news/sims.html


Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am

I'd like to see Ron Leef added to "12" with Reggie.