I am very impressed with the defensive corp. Size, skill and skating and should just keep getting better. I could see the Komets keeping eight D with one on reserve and rotating them all season because of call-ups and injuries. There's not a weak link in the bunch.
Gary Graham is not satisfied with his forwards' balance and consistency yet, but they've scored four goals in each of the first two games. He's right, but they'd have killed to do that last year for two games in a row. Still need to work more defensively.
Thanks to this save by Pat Nagle on Indy's Mathieu Brisebois.
Fuel did a fantastic job with the opening-night ceremonies. They were fast, tight and you weren't waiting around for the game to start. The music was wonderful as well. Very hip and contemporary with some oldies mixed in. Very nice presentation throughout the night.
The renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum.
Former Komets in ECHL
Alaska: Chris Francis.
Allen: Sy Nutkevitch.
Brampton: Stephon Thorne, Jason Dale.
Cincinnati: Lindsay Sparks.
Elmira: Nick Tuzzolino, Steven Shamanski.
Gwinnett: Tristin Llewellyn, Bobby Hughes, J.P. Labardo.
Indy: Cody Reichard, Garrett Klotz.
Kalamazoo: Josh Brittain.
Missouri: Colten Hayes.
Ontario: Tristin King.
Orlando: Mickey Lang.
Quad City: Garrett Vermeersch.
Reading: Bryant Molle.
Tulsa: Tommy Mele.
Wheeling: Mike Ratchuk.
Wichita: Kenton Miller.
Komets announced Wednesday that they have trimmed the preseason roster by three players. Placed on waivers were forwards Alex Hudson and Brett Beebe and defenseman Mathew Maione.
Defenseman Matt Krug and forward Christian Ouellet have been placed on 21-day injured reserve.