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Tailing the Komets

Nemeth receives honor

Former Komet Tom Nemeth is being inducted into the Dayton Hockey Hall of Fame on March 14 after recently being inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame. Nemeth is also one of a handful of players to play for the Komets in both the IHL and UHL.

During his career in Dayton, Nemeth played parts of nine seasons and holds Dayton Bombers records for games played, career points, assists and assists by a defensemen

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Notes from practice

[gallery]* Nick Boucher said he felt pretty good today after having to miss last Satudray's game with back spasms. These are also pictures of Nick's new mask. The three-headed dog on the front is Cerberus, the guard dog of Hades. On the back of his helmet, he has the words, "Get in the way," along with a horseshoe and a Komets logo. There's also a skull on top of the mask and the Boucher family code of arms on the chin. The mask was painted by

* Brad MacMillan is definitely out this weekend after getting his left pinky sliced open last week. It's actually healing pretty well.

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It's Komet Kare Package week!

You can read the story about it here, and see a special video from Iraq here. That's from Fort Wayne's Mark Boner who is serving with the national gua We've got some more stuff about this project coming later.

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Drouin, Boucher honored

P.C. Drouin was named the IHL's Player of the Week and Nick Boucher the goaltender of the week this afternoon.

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Ceremonial puck drop

Before tonight's game, Komets' great Len Thornson and Applebees Chief Operations Officer Ron Long made the ceremonial puck drop along with Fort Wayne area director Kevin Bennett and Gretchen and Dean Spires of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In Thornson's honor, Applebees made a $60,000 donation to Make-A-Wish.

Thornson and Long have been talking for a few months regarding the situation with Thornson's memorabilia and have developed a friendship.

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MacMillan out 1-2 weeks

Komets General Manager David Franke said this evening that forward Brad MacMillan will be out 1-to-2 weeks after getting his hand slashed open by a skate Friday night in Muskegon. No tendons were severed in the incident.

Franke also said it looks like forward Sean O'Connor is going to try to play tonight after getting slashed behind the knee Friday night in Muskegon by Lumerbacks center Todd Robinson. Franke said the Komets have asked IHL VP of Hockey Operations Brad Jones to review the play.

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Komets cap off road trip with win

It's already been a great week for the Fort Wayne Komets, and there's still one game to go.
The Komets won 3-1 at Muskegon on Friday night to take over first place in the International Hockey League, going from fourth to first with wins in three straight road games.

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Komets win again

The Fort Wayne Komets have reached their goal for the week the hard way.

At the start of the week, the Komets wanted a chance to play Muskegon tonight for first place in the International Hockey League, but first, they had to win two road games to get there. The Komets beat Port Huron 3-2 on Tuesday night and came back to win 4-3 at Flint on Thursday night to set up the showdown. The win moves them into a first-place tie with Muskegon with 25 points. Port Huron is third with 24 and Kalamazoo is fourth with 22.

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Komets win promotion award

The Fort Wayne Komets have won a Prestigious GAMEOPS.COM “Best of 2008 Award” for Kroger/Scott's Chuck-A-Puck in the “Best Contest or On-Field Promotion” Category

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Minor league hockey's economy

You can read today's story here.

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This week's video

Or better known as Chad Ryan continues to get me in trouble! This time we interview Jake Pence, and you can see it here. Make sure you watch it all the way to the end.

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Silent auction for sled hockey

Bloggers, I'm including this because it's for a great cause and there are some things that will interest you. Blake

McMillen Ice Arena is holding a silent auction to benefit the Sled Hockey program. Sled Hockey gives youth and adults with disabilities an opportunity to participate in a fun and exciting sport.

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Nick the quick comes through

Whenever the Fort Wayne Komets need a big win, they should play goaltender Nick Boucher in Port Huron. Boucher made 28 saves on Tuesday night as the Komets won 3-2 in Port Huron.

Boucher is now 7-0 in Port Huron during two seasons as a Komet, with a 2.43 goals against average and .930 save percentage. The Komets are now 10-1 at Port Huron over the last two regular seasons.

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Agony of de-feet

Story on Kevin Bertram and what he went through last weekend can be read here.

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Haun earns GOW

The IHL named Tim Haun the Goaltender of the Week today. Todd Robinson of Muskegon got the Player of the Week and Tommy Lange of Kalamazoo was named Rookie of the Week.

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Give yourselves a hand

According to the Komets, more than 600 coats were turned in over the three games for

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Update on Augusta players

Komets General Manager David Franke said today that Norfolk GM Mike Butters told him that the players from Augusta on two-way contracts would

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Tuesday's game was originally scheduled for a

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Interesting obit to old-time Komets fans

Winnipeg-born Elliott (Specs) Chorley passed away in Brandon, MB on Dec. 5 at age 77. After his junior career, Chorley played pro from 1952-53 until 1962-63. In addition to playing four seasons with St. Paul Saints of the IHL, he saw action with five teams in the WHL and three AHL teams. A brief obituary with no mention of his hockey career is in today's Winnipeg Free Press.

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Today's Sunday on-line story

Can be read here. It also includes the answer to the trivia question.

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