Fort Wayne, IN-- The ECHL announced on Wednesday that Fort Wayne forward Mike Cazzola has been named to the 2017 ECHL All-Rookie Team as determined by vote of the league coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards.
Cazzola leads Fort Wayne and is tied for first among rookies with 45 assists and 72 points and is tied for third with 27 goals among first year skaters.
In addition to Cazzola, rookies Landon Bow (G, Idaho), Kevin Shulze (D, Wheeling), Nolan Zajac (D, Toledo), Tyler Spink (F, Toledo) and Tyson Spink (F, Toledo) were also named ECHL All-Rookies for the year.
The week ahead-- The Komets will finish the regular season with three games in four nights this week starting with a visit from Toledo Wednesday at 7:30pm. The Komets will complete the week with back-to-back games against Quad City and a preview of the first-round series against the Mallards. The Komets will skate at Quad City Friday at 8:05pm ET before returning home to host the Mallards Saturday at 7:30pm in the 2016-17 regular season finale.
PLAYOFFS LOOM, Komets to tangle with Mallards in first round playoff action-- The first round of the playoffs is set to begin Friday, April 14 in Fort Wayne when the Komets and Mallards faceoff in Round 1 of the 2017 ECHL Central division semifinals. The Komets have secured home-ice advantage and will host game 2 Saturday, April 15 before the series switches to Quad City for games 3, 4 and 5. If games 6 and 7 are necessary, they will be held in Fort Wayne.
Get Tickets-- Tickets for this Wednesday and Saturday home games and for the first two Fort Wayne home playoff games April 14 and 15 are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and at TicketMaster.com. Also, Season Tickets with Early Bird Pricing are now available. Also, check out Group Night packages for Family, Business or Civic Group outings. For more information visit Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.
Season Ticket Recycling Night Wednesday-- This Wednesday is another Season Ticket Recycling Night when the Komets host Toledo. Komet Season Ticket Holders can exchange any unused Komet tickets from previously scheduled home games this year for tickets to the game Wednesday against the Walleye.
Deuces Wild Wednesday-- It's deuces wild again this Wednesday. Upper arena tickets will be sold at 2 for $22 and fans can get $2 beers and $2 sodas all night.
Hall of Fame Night Saturday-- The Komets Hall of Fame will increase by five new members in a ceremony planned this Saturday night when the Komets host Quad City. The Class of 2017 inductees include Komet legends Carey Lucyk and Dale Baldwin, long-time Off-Ice Official Ken Roehrs and team statisticians Don Detter and Ted Rolf. The Hall of Fame inductions ceremony will take place prior to opening faceoff Saturday.
Family Four Pack, 4 for $55 Night Saturday-- Fans can take advantage of a 4-for-$55 offer at Saturday's home game against Quad City 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.