Fort Wayne, IN-- The Eastern Conference leading Komets (36-12-4, 76 points) will welcome the Indy Fuel for a pair of games this weekend. Friday the Fuel visit for an 8pm faceoff with a rematch on Coliseum ice Saturday night at 7:30. The Komets are undefeated (7-0-0) after seven meetings with the new Fuel this season. Four meetings remain as Indy concludes its scheduled trips to Fort Wayne this weekend.While the Komets were defeating the visiting Evansville IceMen Wednesday night 4-3, the Fuel turned back the visiting Kalamazoo Wings 5-2. The Komets are riding a three-game winning streak and are unbeaten in regulation six straight games (5-0-1) and have a seven-game home point streak (6-0-1). The North Division rival Fuel (21-23-8, 50 points) are unbeaten in their last three games (2-0-1) and have mounted a 15-2-1 surge in their last 18 outings. Indy goes into the weekend trailing fourth-place Kalamazoo by a point in the race for playoff position.Szydlowski, Martin return to Komet lineup-- Shawn Szydlowski and James Martin have been released from their PTO's with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters and will return to the Fort Wayne lineup. Szydlowski was loaned to Lake Erie for the second time this season Feb. 15 and appeared in four games (0pts, 5pim). The right wing's first trip to Lake Erie was Feb. 7 when he skated one game (0pts). The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native leads the Komets with 22 goals and has added 26 assists for 48 points in 40 games. Szydlowski's last game with Fort Wayne was Feb. 14 at Orlando and returns with a four-game assist and point streak (1g, 4a).Martin was loaned to Lake Erie Jan. 28 and appeared in seven games (0pts, 2pim). The Winnipeg, Manitoba native is tied with Drew Daniels for a Fort Wayne defenseman best 30 points (6 goals, 24 assists) after 40 games. Martin, who was a starter in the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game Jan. 21, missed a dozen Fort Wayne games during his stint with Lake Erie. His last game with the Komets was Jan. 24 when he dished an assist in a 4-1 win at Wheeling.
Friday night Marathon Nights-- Fans can earn a buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer with the purchase of three fill-ups at any participating Marathon location. Save with your Marathon Fill-Up Card this Friday when the Komets host Indy.
Komets Ticket information-- Komets tickets may be purchased at the Coliseum Ticket Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Discounted Group Tickets are also on sale for all Komet home games at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way. 2015-15 Season Tickets go on sale at the Komet office next week. For ticket information call 260-483-0011 or visit www.komets.com.
Komet Hockey on WOWO Radio and OmniSource Radio Recycle on the web-- Follow the Komets on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 92.3 with Bob Chase radio-rinkside. All Komet radio broadcasts can also be heard worldwide on the web at Komets.com presented by OmniSource Radio Recycle.