Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets claimed the first of a back-to-back home set against the Rapid City Rush Saturday night 1-0 on a 21-save performance of goaltender Pat Nagle. Nagle was the "Hero of the Night" as a Fort Wayne crowd of 8,636 turned out for Super Hero's Night.
It was Nagle's third shutout of the season and the fifth overall for the Komets on the season. The netminder improved to 15-6-2 in his 12th straight start and extended his home unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1).After two scoreless periods, Fort Wayne's Brett Perlini finally solved Rush goaltender Danny Battochio with a power play marker at 16:27 and the Komets held on for the win. Perlini pushed his point-scoring streak to 10 games (5g, 8a, 13 points). Battochio suffered the loss making 34 saves on 35 shots.The Komets will skate their third home game in three nights Sunday when Rapid City returns for a 5pm. faceoff. The game will honor Komet broadcaster Bob Chase's 90th birthday with a special ceremony prior to opening faceoff. Chase is enjoying his 63rd consecutive season behind the Fort Wayne microphone radio-rinkside.
The game will air on WOWO AM 1190 and FM 107.5 and at Komets.com web presented by Omni Source Radio Recycle.
Kids Seat Free Sunday-- The Komets will feature another Kids Seat Free Night when the Rapid City Rush visit Sunday 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.
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.