Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets will host the Indy Fuel in a home double-header weekend series beginning tonight at the Memorial Coliseum at 8:00.
The Komets and Fuel are each undefeated after opening the season last weekend. Both teams are rivals in the Midwest Division of the ECHL's Western Conference. The Komets opened with back-to-back wins over the Kalamazoo wings. Last Friday the Komets topped Kalamazoo at Wings Event Center 5-3 and then scored a 3-1 home opener victory over the Wings Saturday night.
The Fuel opened the season with a 3-2 shootout win over Toledo in the home opener at Indianapolis Friday and followed with a 3-1 win at Evansville Saturday. The Komets and Fuel have been idle this week. It will be the first and second meetings of 11 slated for this season. Last year the Komets faced Indy 11 times in the Fuel's ECHL debut and claimed the season series 8-1-2. Friday's game will be Fort Wayne's 276th regular season meeting against an Indianapolis team. The Komets are 169-81-20-5 all-time in the rival against Indy.
Early leaders-- Defenseman Drew Daniels leads the Komets with four assists and four points.....Forwards Shawn Szydlowski and Trevor Cheek lead with two goals apiece.....Daniels and defenseman Jordon Southorn lead with +4.....Defenseman Will Weber leads with nine penalty minutes.
Tickets for Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at TicketMaster.com. Discounted Group tickets are also on sale for all Komet home games at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way. Season tickets for 2015-16 also continue on sale at the Komet office. Call the 260-483-0011 or visit komets.com for more information.Komets on the air-- Komet games are scheduled to be aired on WOWO AM 1190 and FM 92.3 as Bob Chase broadcasts Komet hockey play-by-play for his 63rd consecutive season. All Komet radio broadcasts can also be heard worldwide as presented by Omni Source Radio Recycle at www.komets.com.Friday night Marathon Nights-- Again this year Komet fans can save on their Friday night tickets with Marathon. 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 at the game tonight when the Komets host the Indy Fuel at 8:00.Soundoff With The Komets continues this year on 21Alive in Fort Wayne. The 30-minute live telecast is hosted by Tommy Schoegler from SportOne/Parkview IceHouse each Monday night at 7:30 throughout the season. This Monday night's will be Komet general manager David Franke.
See the Komets Wednesday at Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in Jefferson Pointe. Komet legendary mascot Icy will be on hand with Komet stars Mike Embach, Pat Nagle, Cody Sol and Drew Daniels for photos, autographs, great food, friends and fun! See the Komets at The Tilted Kilt from 6:30pm-8pm Wednesday, Oct. 281!