There are also bios and mug shots of the players, but you have to buy the paper for those.
Just got off the phone from a very productive teleconference among IHL office staff and media members. Some of the highlights:
* The league is going to improve on informing media members, and thus fans, on news of suspensions and last-second player signings.
It's been a pretty good summer for Komets forward Olivier Legault. First, he went to the Los Angeles Kings rookie camp, and now he's going to camp with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. The Monsters are the farm team of the Colorado Avalanche and have a spot for some toughness.
That means the Komets still have Mathieu Curadeau, Nick Boucher and Jason Beckett in camp with Norfolk of the AHL and Dominic Osman with Worcester of the AHL.
The Down Syndrome of Northeast Indiana's 10th annual Buddy Walk will be held Saturday at Foster Park. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. for the two-mile walk.
Here's another reason why you should care: fans can get autographs from Komet players, including captain Guy Dupuis and get their pictures taken with the Turner Cup.
Other events include live music and entertainment, a fire truck kids can climb on, the chance to walk with the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, IPFW athletic teams, a giant slide, games, face painting, tattoos and balloon release -- so it's a lot like a Komets game.
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Training camp for the Fort Wayne Komets doesn't officially open until Oct. 6, but some of the players started trying to skate the rust off Wednesday morning at McMillen Park Ice Arena. Colin Chaulk, Guy Dupuis, Konstantin Shafranov, David Hukalo, P.C. Drouin and Brandon Warner were joined by some friends with the unofficial start of their preparations.
You can read about it here. I'm a little skeptical about this because I've seen so many times over the years when folks have announced they are going to build a rink and then have never broken ground. They look at what the actual numbers need to be and realize Fort Wayne won't pay for that. I once counted 11 or 12 times over a 25-year period when someone announced they were going to do it and it never happened.
To bid on the two Kan Men. The bidding ends at 7 p.m., Monday when Komet Kuarters closes. The current leading bids are for $65 and $100. All proceeds go to the Rob Guinn Memorial fund so it's for a good cause as well. If we get more than two bids over $100, we'll make some more of them, and the creater, Jerry Long is bringing some to Fort Wayne so you won't even have pay for the postage.
The Fort Wayne Komets can use some depth at center, and they are wondering if Adam Sinewitz has a big enough heart to fill the hole.
The Komets are talking with the 5-foot-7, 165-pound rookie center from Framingham, Mass. He scored 22 goal and 58 points in 28 games two years ago in the Dutch League, and last year scored 23 goals and 41 points in 29 games in the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League.
The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the International Hockey League, announce the signings of forward Jeremy Stevenson and defenseman John Glavota; per team policy, the terms of the contracts will be undisclosed.
When Stevenson comes to training camp, he will bring grit and 207 games of experiences with him. A 14-year pro, Stevenson last played in the NHL during the 2005-06 season when played for the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators.
The Komets announced Thursday that veteran defenseman Jason Beckett has been added to the preseason roster.
Beckett, 28, played last season in Austria where he posted 16 goals and 39 points in 40 games with EC Salzburg while leading the team with 130 penalty minutes.
Prior to his 2007-08 European stint Beckett skated six seasons in the American Hockey League. The Fort Macleod, Alberta native has appeared in stints with Trenton, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Houston, Syracuse and Grand Rapids accumulating 11 goals, 42 points and 480 penalty minutes in 238 AHL games.