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Kaleigh Schrock announces retirement

Monday, July 6th
Kaleigh Schrock announces retirement

Fort Wayne, IN-- Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock announced his retirement from professional hockey Monday. The Fort Wayne native logged his entire six-year pro career as a member of the Komets.“Kaleigh Schrock has been a huge asset to the Komet organization during his entire career," Komet president Michael Franke said. "We cannot thank him enough. I know his post hockey career in Fort Wayne will be a huge success and he will follow in the footsteps of Len Thornson, Lionel Repka, Colin Chin and all the rest that have made a difference in our community.”After graduating from Snider High School in Fort Wayne in 2003, the right winger joined the Toledo IceDiggers of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) where he skated one year of juniors in 2004-05 before committing to a four-year college career with Neumann University of the Division III ECAC. During his fourth year, Schrock captained the Knights to the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey title.Schrock returned to Fort Wayne and made his pro debut with the Komets in 2009-10 scoring a career high 20 goals and adding 11 assists for 31 points and accumulating 168 penalty minutes. Schrock appeared in all 76 regular season IHL games and earned the team's Rookie of the Year Award. Schrock subsequently posted two goals and four points in 12 playoff games as he helped the Komets to the 2010 IHL Turner Cup Championship.In 2010-11 Schrock followed Fort Wayne into the Central Hockey League (CHL) and was awarded the Komets' True Komet Award and was honored with the team's Mr. Hustle award for the second straight season.Schrock posted career highs of 22 assists and 34 points during 2011-12. He was an iron man for the third consecutive season appearing in all 66 Fort Wayne games before skating 18 post season games en route to the CHL Presidents' Cup and his second league championship with the Komets.

Schrock moved with the Komets into the ECHL in 2012-13 and scored 10 goals and 20 points while leading with 168 penalty minutes. Schrock was named Fort Wayne's captain during the 2013-14 campaign and added five goals and 13 points to his career totals. He led the Komets for the second straight season in penalty minutes with 158 while earning his second True Komet award for the year.Schrock continued as Fort Wayne's captain for 2014-15 and completed his six-year stint with the Komets amassing totals of 83 goals, 71 assists, 152 points and 909 penalty minutes in 439 regular season and playoff games."Kaleigh lived the dream of playing for his home-town team and ending his career as team captain," Komet general manager David Franke said. "His leadership, hustle and physical style of play endeared him to his teammates and all Komet fans. I'm sure one day he will be inducted into the Komet Hall of Fame and join all Komet greats. Thanks, Kaleigh, for a great six years. What a ride!"

The 64th season of Komet hockey starts with a home-and-home series against long time rival Kalamazoo. The Komets skate at Kalamazoo Friday, Oct. 16 for the season opener. Then the Komets will face the Wings for the Fort Wayne home opener Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30pm.

-Komets 2015-16 Schedule-Season tickets for 2015-16 are on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. Call the Komet office at 260-483-0011 or visit komets.com for information.-Komets Season Tickets-

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