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The Komet Hall of Fame was first introduced in 1988. Komet general manager Bob Chase decided it was time to get a Hall of Fame established for the all-time Fort Wayne Komet hockey greats in honor of their dedication and contributions to Komet hockey in Fort Wayne.
 
The Hall of Fame is divided into three sections. The Executive Builders section (10), the Team Personnel section (22) and the Media section (6) combine for a total of 38 members.The most recent inductees are Colin Chin, Steve Fletcher, Terry McDougall and Win Rood, inducted into the Class of 2007 in a ceremony at the Komets’ home game Nov. 17, 2007. The most recent number retirements are Chuck Adamson (1)and Nick Boucher (33) whose numbers were retired in a ceremony Oct. 26, 1013. Boucher automatically entered the Komet Hall of Fame with his number retirement. 
 
The complete list of members of the Komet Hall of Fame are as follows:
 
 
EXECUTIVE BUILDERS RETIRED NUMBERS
Ken Ullyot, GM/Coach, Owner 1958-1982 58
Colin Lister, Business Manager, Owner 1959-1985   59
Don Myers, General Manager Memorial Coliseum  
Ramon Perry, Owner 1952  
Ernie Berg, Owner 1952  
Harold Van Orman, Owner 1952  
Earl Stritmatter, Off-Ice Official 1952-2003  
Dick Zimmerman, Off-Ice Official/Statistician 1958-1990  
Flossie Zimmerman, Komet office assistant 1966-1990  
Win Rood, Supervisor of Minor Officials 1969-present                           

 

TEAM PERSONNEL RETIRED NUMBERS
Eddie Long, 1952-1966 16
Len Thornson, 1957-1970 11
Terry Pembroke, 1964-1978 5
Robbie Irons, 1967-1981 30
Chuck Adamson, 1962-1967 1
Merv Dubchak, 1963-1970  
Reggie Primeau, 1960-1969 12
Lionel Repka, 1958-1969 6
George Drysdale, 1952-1955 • inducted March 6, 2002  
Roger Maisonneuve, 1957-1966 • inducted March 6, 2002  
George Polinuk, 1955-1961 • inducted March 6, 2002  
Cal Purinton, 1963-1973 • inducted March 6, 2002  
Norm Waslawski, 1958-1969 • inducted March 6, 2002  
John Goodwin, 1961-1969 • inducted March 6, 2002  
Ted Wright, 1962-1970 • inducted March 6, 2002  
Rob Laird, 1974-1989 • inducted March 6, 2002 18
Marc Boileau, Player/Coach, 1970-1974 • inducted March 28, 2004  
Bobby Rivard, 1962-1966, 1974-75 • inducted March 28, 2004  
Colin Chin, 1986-1996 • inducted November 17, 2007 26
Steve Fletcher, 1982-83, 1990-2002 • inducted November 17, 2007 77
Terry McDougall, 1975-1982 • inducted November 17, 2007  
Guy Dupuis, 1991-2011 • inducted October 29, 2011 2
Nick Boucher, 2007-2012 • inducted October 26, 2013 33

 

MEDIA RETIRED NUMBERS
Bob Reed, Journal Gazette  
Carl Wiegman, Journal Gazette  
Bud Gallmeier, News Sentinel  
Hilliard Gates, WKJG TV 33 • inducted March 6, 2002  
Bob Chase, WOWO Radio 1190 • inducted March 8, 2003 40
Dick DeFay, WKJG TV 33/Radio • inducted March 28, 2004  

 

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