Fort Wayne, IN-- The ECHL announced Tuesday that Michael Houser has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the first week of 2017-18. It's Houser's second ECHL career weekly honor.
Houser stopped 25 of 27 shots in a Fort Wayne 4-2 season-opening win Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. It was his first start with the Komets and 99th ECHL career appearance. The Youngstown native improved to an overall record of 55-34-8, 2.56 goals-against average and .918 save percentage since his ECHL debut in 2012-13 with Cincinnati.
The 27-year-old netminder is under an American Hockey League (AHL) contract with Tucson. Houser has shared his AHL career with San Antonio, Ontario and Cleveland and has registered a 32-26-5 record, 2.88 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 72 career AHL games.
Komets host KC for two this weekend-- The Kansas City Mavericks will visit for a weekend double-header on Sweetwater Ice at the Memorial Coliseum. The Komets will face the Mavs in the first two of four games against the central division rival this season in Fort Wayne starting with an 8pm faceoff Friday and then a 7:30pm puck drop on Saturday. The Mavs won their season starter 5-3 at Tulsa last Friday.
Family Four Pack, 4 for $55 Nights this weekend-- Fans can take advantage of a 4-for-$55 offer at both games this weekend 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 at the first Marathon Night of the season this Friday when Kansas City visits for an 8pm faceoff on Sweetwater Ice at the Memorial Coliseum.
Komet Hockey on WOWO-- Komet games are scheduled to air on WOWO AM 1190 and FM 107.5. All broadcasts will also be webcast at Komets.com presented by OmniSource Radio Recycle. Fans are invited to follow the action as Shane Albahrani handles the play-by-play.