He passed away at 4:45 p.m. this afternoon. He scored 222 goals, 373 assists and 595 points in 511 games over eight seasons with the Komets, and his No. 12 was retired in 2001. I'll have a story up later.
From an Indianapolis Fuel press release:
for the funeral of Barbara Franke.
The Komets raised $17,925 on the night. Here are the individual totals:
Huge traffic snafu on 75 S added an hour to the trip but we got here anyway.
Nic Leduc is the referee tonight. It's about 20 degrees warmer in Cincinnati than it is in Fort Wayne so I expect the ice to get soft in this old building. Air conditioning is cranked here, but it's not all that cool.
The Road Warriors beat Wheeling 4-0 on Monday night to clinch that series in six games. Greenville will have the home-ice advancate if it faces the Komets, but Cincinnati will be the home team if the Cyclones win.
What's this all really mean to the Komets? Not much, other than the road team now has a 16-15 mark in the Eastern Conference playoffs.