Fort Wayne, IN-- The ECHL announced Thursday that Komets' right winger Shawn Szydlowski has been named to the All-ECHL First Team for 2017-18.
Szydlowski is skating his fifth season with Fort Wayne and seventh as a pro. The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native was also selected to the All-ECHL First Team in 2014-15 and was named to the All-ECHL Second Team in 2015-16.
Szydlowski has set new career season highs this year with his current ECHL leading marks of 77 points and +40. The skater also leads the Komets with 30 goals and 47 assists. Szydlowski appeared in his 300th ECHL game last Saturday night at Indy and has ECHL career totals of 130 goals, 191 assists and 321 points.
The All-ECHL First Team was determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media.
2017-18 All-ECHL First Team
F – Shawn Szydlowski, Fort Wayne Komets (62gp, 30g, 47a, 77pts., +40)
F – Michael Joly, Colorado Eagles (50gp, 39g, 23a, 62pts., +25)
F – Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman, Manchester Monarchs (67gp, 34g, 37a, 71pts., +21)
D – David Makowski, Allen Americans (56gp, 10g, 43a, 53pts., +23)
D – Matt Register, Colorado Eagles (70gp, 16g, 48a, 64pts., +17)
G – Parker Milner, South Carolina Stingrays (36gp, 26-7-3, 1.88 GAA, .929 save pct.)
This week the Komets will conclude the regular season schedule with three games in three nights starting with a 7:15pm faceoff at Toledo Friday. Saturday the Komets return home to host the Wheeling Nailers at 7:30pm before finishing the regular season slate Sunday when Cincinnati visits for a 5pm faceoff.
Playoffs open Saturday, April 14-- The Komets will have home ice advantage in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs with the opponent yet to be determined. The first two games of the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals series will be played in Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 14 at 7:35pm and Sunday, April 15 at 6:05pm. Game dates and times for games 3-7 will be announced when the Komets' opponent is officially determined.
Marvel Night Saturday-- Saturday is Marvel Avengers Night when the Komets host Wheeling. The Komets will wear special jerseys and all kids are invited to dress up in their favorite super heroes costume.
Family Four Pack, 4 for $55 Day Saturday-- Fans can take advantage of a 4-for-$55 offer at Saturday'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.
Komets Season Ending Awards to be presented Sunday-- The annual presentation of Komet team awards will be held immediately following Sunday's game against Cincinnati. The Komets will honor the Defenseman of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, the True Komet award, Mr. Hustle award, Unsung Hero, Best Defensive Forward and Most Valuable Player of 2017-18 as voted by team personnel and local media with trophy presentations after the game.
Season Ticket Recycling Night Sunday-- Sunday is another Season Ticket Recycling game when the Komets host the Cyclones for the regular season finale. 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.
Get your tickets early-- Tickets for this weekend's final two home regular season games and tickets for the first two Komet home playoff games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office. Season tickets for 2018-19 are also on sale a the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For more information visit the Komet office, Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.