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Bartus called up to Manitoba, Szydlowski named All-Star Captain

01/17/2017 2:42 PM -

Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced today that goaltender Garrett Bartus has signed a professional tryout agreement with the AHL's Manitoba Moose.

Bartus, 27, has a record of 9-3-1, 2.47 goals-against average, .909 save percentage, and one shutout after 14 appearances with the Komets this season.  2016-17 is the netminder's fourth pro year since completing a four-year collegiate stint with the University of Connecticut from 2009-2013.

All-Star Captain Szydlowski-- The ECHL announced today that Komet forward Shawn Szydlowski has been named captain of the 2017 ECHL All-Star team.  Szydlowski will start the All-Star Classic to be held Wednesday at Glens Falls, N.Y., the home of the Adirondack Thunder, at 8pm.  Szydlowski will also participate in the Skills Competition.  The 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY will feature the host Adirondack Thunder facing the ECHL All-Stars featuring 5-on-5, 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 play, as well as a Skills Competition showcasing Puck Relay, Hardest Shot and Fastest Skater.  The game will air live exclusively on the NHL Network.

Szydlowski, 26, is skating his fourth year with Fort Wayne and fifth pro year in the ECHL and leads the Komets with 21 goals, 28 assists and 49 points.  Szydlowski is currently on an AHL call-up with the Cleveland Monsters, but will attend the All-Star Game Wednesday.

After the All-Star break-- The Komets will skate three games in three nights this weekend starting Friday when they host Cincinnati at 8pm.  The Komets travel to Kalamazoo for a 7pm faceoff at the Wings Event Center Saturday.  Sunday the Komets cap the week with a 2pm matinee at Brampton.

Superhero Night Friday-- Fans are welcomed to join the Komets and Hagerman in paying a well-deserved tribute to the real superheroes in our lives, the Fort Wayne Police, Fire and EMS this Friday when the Komets host Cincinnati at 8pm.  The Komets will wear special Superhero jerseys to be auctioned off at the game to benefit local Police, Fire and EMS selected charities.  Meet your favorite Superhero characters courtesy of TAG Art Company.  And get to the game early for one of the special Komets Superhero capes to be given away to the first 1,000 kids entering the building.

Family Four Pack, 4 for $55 Night Friday--  Fans can take advantage of a 4-for-$55 offer at Friday's home game against Cincinnati courtesy of Midwest America Federal Credit Union.  Get four tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, four chips for only $55 when purchasing the Family Four Pack at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office.

Friday night Marathon Nights-- Again this year Komet fans can save on their Friday night tickets with Marathon.  Fans can earn a buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer with the purchase of three fill-ups at participating Marathon locations.  Save with your Marathon Fill-Up Card for the game this Friday.

Single game and group tickets on sale-- Single game tickets for all Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office, online at, or at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way.  Also, Group Night packages are available for Family, Business or Civic Group outings.  For more information visit or call 260-483-0011. 

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