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Playoff roster announced

From a Komets' press release:

The Komets announced their playoff roster for the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs Tuesday.  The roster consists of 20 active players (11 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders) and three players on the Playoff Eligible list. 

Players on the roster include forwards C.J. Severyn, Brett Perlini, Mike Embach, Matt Lowry, Paul Crowder, Christian Ouellet, Shawn Szydlowski, Aaron Clarke, Eric Faille, Kaleigh Schrock and Matthew Pistilli.  Defensemen Drew Daniels, Ian Barteaux, Cody Sol, Mikael Tam, William Lacasse, James Martin, and Connor Kucera. Goaltenders Roman Will and Pat Nagle.  Players on the Playoff Eligible list include forwards Mitchell Heard, Garret Meurs and Reid Petryk.

D-Man added-- The Komets added defenseman Connor Kucera to the playoff roster.  Kucera recently completed a four-year collegiate career with Bowling Green in the NCAA scoring career highs of seven assists and eight points during 2014-15.  Prior to college, the Twin Lakes, Indiana native skated one season with Des Moines in the USHL, leading the team in plus/minus with +19 in 2010-11.

That means J.M. Rizk has been released.

Comments

RG2
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:07pm

I would agree with list and as expected . I think Petryk and JM  would be a toss-up.  

chuckitt
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:14pm

no surprises there!

RonFWA
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:32pm

Blake - do you know what Pistilli's and Schrock's statuses are, health-wise?

Also, poll question for everyone - since Kzoo and others will concentrate on slowing down the Money Line, who are going to be the breakout stars, like Syd was last year?

Blake Sebring
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:40pm

Both practiced today and are expecting to play Friday.

Hoss
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:29pm

I feel sorry for Rizk but someone had to go. What will be telling is the scratches. I wonder who sits? Like last week, there will be some healthy bodies sitting in the stands watching with us!

RG2
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:32pm

Answer to your question-  I think both the money line and Crowder's line with Pistilli and ( insert here -Heard or Perlini) will both be checked hard.  As I said in previous post a few days ago, I think the 3rd line will be the line that makes or breaks the series.  If the 3rd line can stay at a plus 1 or even zero( shutting other teams top line down) it will make a difference when 5 on 5.  Special teams will be the other factor. 

 You go back in time when they have won championships and its the 3rd line that does the heavy lifting in some games. 

Blake Sebring
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:00pm

Meurs has been officially assigned to the Komets.

Who/SuZ
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:48pm

Sorry to see you go J. M....hired and fired....liked you...do not agree with your going...but I am just a fan.

If the first two lines are shut down, I am not sure that the third line of Lowry, Oullett, and Schrock/Clarke will be able to do much....those first two lines will have to find a way to break thru or?

orangemoon
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:27pm

I think Mitch Heard is the wild card.

I hope he gets here in time to help.

RG2
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 6:00am

whosuz- 3rd line does not have to score, they just have to keep the other teams top line from scoring ....thats their job.

Hoss
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:02am

I agree Heard should be huge for us but I could see Oullett having a breakout playoffs. He has been playing well as of late and I love his heart and how he never gives up on a play.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:15pm

Or gives up the puck. LOL.

just my thoughts
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:00am

Or back checks...

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