Fort Wayne, IN-- The ECHL announced today that Fort Wayne goaltender Roman Will has been named to the 2014-15 ECHL All-Rookie Team. The All-Rookie Team was selected in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media, who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards. A rookie is defined as a player who has played in less than 25 pro games prior to the start of the current season.Will, 22, has appeared in 27 games with the Komets registering a 15-8-4 record and ranks seventh in the league, first among rookies with a 2.45 goals-against average. He ranks fourth among league netminders with a .919 save percentage. The Pilsen, Czech Republic native has strung together a nine-game home unbeaten (in regulation) streak (7-0-2) and is riding a four-game home winning streak going into tonight's home game against Cincinnati.Will becomes the first Komet to be named to an ECHL All-Rookie Team. Will is the first Fort Wayne player to be named to an All-Rookie Team since Frankie DeAngelis (D) was named to the 2009-10 International Hockey League All-Rookie Team. It's the first time a Fort Wayne goalie has been named to an All-Rookie Team since Doug Teskey snagged the award during the 1999-2000 United Hockey League campaign.Also named to the 2014-15 ECHL All-Rookie Team: Justin Baker (D), Allen Americans; Steven Shamanski (D), Elmira Jackals; Derek Army (F), Wheeling Nailers; Tyler Barnes (F), Toledo Walleye; Jason Bast (F), Idaho Steelheads.The week ahead-- The Komets will cap the regular season with three games this week. Cincinnati visits Wednesday at 7:30pm and again Saturday at 7:30 for Fort Wayne's regular season finale. Sandwiched in between will be a visit to Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo Friday for a 7:30pm faceoff against Kalamazoo. Komets to open Kelly Cup Playoffs at home-- Fort Wayne's first two games of the 2015 ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs opening round will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Friday, April 17 at 8pm and Saturday, April 18 at 7:30pm. Kalamazoo, Cincinnati, Wheeling and Indy all have a chance at facing the Komets in the first round entering the final week of the season. The K-Wings hold third place in the North Division with 73 points and own a two-point edge and a game in hand over fourth-place Cincinnati. Wheeling and Indy are tied for fifth place with 68 points. Komet tickets for games 1 and 2, regardless of the opponent, are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.11th annual Bus Stuff for Community Harvest Food Bank-- The annual CampusLink Bus Stuff to benefit the Community Harvest Food Bank will take place at Komet home games tonight and Saturday. The Komets are asking fans to donate canned or packaged food to benefit this year's Bus Stuff. Partnering with the Komets again this year on the Bus Stuff promotion are Citilink, Ivy Tech and IPFW. Community Harvest Food Bank Barrels will be located at the entrance of the arena for Komet fans to drop off their donation as they enter the building.OmniSource Season Ticket Recycling Night tonight-- Season ticket holders have another chance to exchange their unused season tickets from previous games of the season for tickets to see the Komets face Kalamazoo tonight compliments of OmniSource.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. 2015-16 Season Tickets are also on sale. For ticket information call 260-483-0011 or visit www.komets.com.
Goaltender Roman Will named to ECHL All-Rookie Team
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