Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced Friday that goaltender Adam Morrison and defenseman Nicholas Kuqali have been added to the roster and are expected to be in the lineup when the Komets skate at Quad City Sunday.
Morrison, 24, was a third round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Last season Morrison registered a career year with South Carolina earning a 1.88 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and four shutouts while going 15-5-5 in 23 appearances. Morrison finished a four-year juniors career in the WHL in 2011-12 before making his pro debut in the AHL appearing in one game with Providence. The netminder made is ECHL debut in 2012-13 sharing the year between Utah and South Carolina. 2015-16 is Morrison's fourth year as a pro. The White Rock, British Columbia native started this season appearing in four ECHL games with Greenville and posting a 2-1-0 record and 2.80 goals-against average before being claimed off waivers by the Komets.Kuqali, 30, participated in the Fort Wayne training camp and appeared in all three preseason games before his release (1a, +1, 5pim). The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native joined Louisiana of the SPHL and skated five games to start the season (2a, 0pim). In 2009-10 Kuqali completed a four-year collegiate career with the University of Wisconsin/Eau Clair and captured the NCAA III Most Dedicated Player Award for the second consecutive year. The defenseman made his ECHL debut in 2012-13 appearing in three games with Orlando before adding seven games with South Carolina. Last year he logged his fourth SPHL season sharing stints with Louisiana and Huntsville and skated 22 ECHL games with Wheeling.Komets (6-4-0, 12 points) at Quad City Mallards (5-4-3, 13 points) Sunday, 5:05pm (ET)-- Sunday the Komets make their first of three appearances at the iWireless Center at Quad City (9,000). It will be the first of seven meetings this season. Last year the Komets met the Mallards only once, a 7-5 loss on Dec. 9. Quad City is tied with Cincinnati for first place in the Midwest Division and leads the Komets by a point heading into this weekend's games. The Mallards are coming off a 7-4 home win against Alaska Wednesday. Quad City skates at Cincinnati Friday before returning home to face the Komets Sunday at 5:05pm Fort Wayne time.Komets home Friday, Nov. 20-- The Komets will return home to host the Kalamazoo Wings Friday, Nov. 20 at 8pm. It will be Kids Seat Free Night courtesy Aunt Millie's, Parkview Health and the Komets. Any child under the age of 12 can see the game for free with a full-priced adult ticket purchase. It will also be another Marathon Night at Komet Hockey. 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.
Get your tickets early-- 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. 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. Sunday's game at Quad City will be handled by Shane Albahrani substituting for Bob Chase.