Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced Friday that they have made a player-for-player trade with the Wichita Thunder. Forward Ralph Cuddemi has been traded to the Thunder in consideration for the rights to forward Louick Marcotte.
Marcotte, 22, is a third-year pro and scored a goal and five points with Wichita this season in nine games. Last year the Longueuil, Quebec native appeared in 68 Thunder games amassing 18 goals and 38 points. Marcotte made his pro debut in 2015-16 scoring 16 goals and 29 points in 57 games with Adirondack.
The right winger had a stellar juniors career in the QMJHL with Prince Edward, Val d'Or and Gatineau prior to turning pro. Marcotte posted totals of 119 goals and 136 assists for 255 points in 277 career QMJHL games. He registered a career juniors year in 2013-14 with Val d'Or scoring 42 goals and 100 points in 67 games before leading Gatineau during 2014-15 with 36 goals and 76 points in 63 games.
Cuddemi, 24, was acquired by the Komets in a trade with Utah for forward Kyle Thomas in August. Cuddemi has appeared in 10 games with Fort Wayne this season scoring two goals and six points.
The Komets will host a pair of games this weekend starting with an 8pm faceoff tonight against the Kansas City Mavericks. Sunday the Komets welcome the Tulsa Oilers for a 5pm start.
Family Four Pack, 4 for $55 Night Friday-- Fans can take advantage of a 4-for-$55 offer at tonight's home game 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.
Season Ticket Recycling Night Sunday-- Sunday is the first Season Ticket Recycling Night of the year when the Komets host Tulsa. Komet Season Ticket Holders will be able to exchange any unused Komet tickets from previously scheduled home games this year for tickets to the game Sunday.
Meijer Family Night Sunday-- The Komets present Meijer Family Night at every Sunday home game this season. Coupons for a Sundays 4-for-$36 ticket offer are available at all Meijer locations around the Fort Wayne area. Also, fans can bring their skates for a free open skate after each Sunday Family Night home game.
Kids Seat Free Night Sunday-- Once again this season the Komets will feature Kids Seat Free Nights. Another Kids Seat Free Night is scheduled for this Sunday when the Tulsa Oilers visit courtesy Aunt Millie's, Lutheran Health Network and the Komets. Any child under the age of 12 can see the game for free with a full-priced adult ticket purchase.
Komet Hockey on WOWO-- Komet games are scheduled to air on WOWO AM 1190 and FM 107.5. All radio broadcasts also stream live at Komets.com presented by OmniSource Radio Recycle. Fans are invited to follow the action as Shane Albahrani handles the play-by-play.
Get your tickets early-- Tickets are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at ticketmaster.com. Season Tickets also remain on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For more information visit Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.