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Bob Chase to call 500th Komet playoff game tonight

Saturday, April 18th
Bob Chase to call 500th Komet playoff game tonight

Fort Wayne, IN-- Bob Chase has been the voice of the Fort Wayne Komets since 1953. Chase recently completed his 62nd regular season of calling play-by-play for the Komets. The Fort Wayne legend will call his 500th Komet playoff game tonight when Fort Wayne hosts Kalamazoo in game 2 of a best-of-seven ECHL Kelly Playoff first round series.Chase, 89, has only missed six Fort Wayne playoff games. Tonight's game will be Fort Wayne's 506th playoff game in the 63-year history of the club.

Chase was there when the Komets first made the playoffs in the old IHL in 1954. He continues today behind the Komet microphone as he began his 54th playoff season broadcasing the Komets 4-2 home win last night over Kalamazoo. It was the first game of his 99th post-season series radio rinkside.

Komets up 1-0-- The Komets took game 1 of the best-of-seven first round series against Kalamazoo last night in Fort Wayne 4-2 in front of an ECHL high crowd for the night of 5,037. Drew Daniels, Shawn Szydlowski, Cody Sol and Paul Crowder scored for Fort Wayne. Gergo Nagy and Pat Kennedy hit the net for Kalamazoo. Komet goaltender Roman Will earned the win in his first pro playoff start stopping 28 of 30 Wings shots including a penalty shot taken by Ludwig Blomstrand in the third period. Veteran netminder Joel Martin suffered the loss allowing four goals on 37 shots.Game 2 faces off tonight at 7:30 in Fort Wayne before the series switches to Kalamazoo for games 3, 4 and 5 if necessary.-Gamesheeet-

ECHL North Division SemifinalsFort Wayne Komets vs Kalamazoo WingsFort Wayne leads best-of-seven series 1-0Game 1- Friday, April 17..................Kalamazoo 2 at Fort Wayne 4Game 2- Saturday, April 18.............Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm (WOWO Radio AM 1190, FM 92.3)Game 3- Wednesday, April 22........Fort Wayne at Kalamazoo, 7pm (WOWO Radio AM 1190, FM 92.3; MyTV)Game 4- Friday, April 24..................Fort Wayne at Kalamazoo, 7:30pm (WOWO Radio AM 1190, FM 92.3; MyTV)Game 5- Saturday, April 25.............Fort Wayne at Kalamazoo, 7:30pm* (WOWO Radio AM 1190, FM 92.3; MyTV)Game 6- Monday, April 27...............Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm* (WOWO Radio AM 1190, FM 92.3)Game 7- Wednesday, April 29........Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm* (WOWO Radio AM 1190, FM 92.3)*If necessary

All games will be broadcast on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 92.3 and webcast at komets.com presented by OmniSource Radio Recycle. Also, all first-round playoff games at Kalamazoo are scheduled to be televised on MyTV. Fans are invited to watch all road playoff games live at the Komets' official watch zone, The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, in Jefferson Pointe on Illinois Road. Tickets for tonight's playoff game at the Coliseum are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. 2015-16 Season Tickets are on sale at the Komet office. For ticket information call 260-483-0011 or visit www.komets.com.

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