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Komets in Alaska for triple-header visit

Thursday, March 10th
Komets in Alaska for triple-header visit

Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets are in Alaska for the first time ever in the 64-year history of the team and will skate three games in four nights before heading back to Indiana.

Wednesday night the Komets began the triple-header with a 3-2 overtime loss at the Sullivan Arena. After spotting the Aces with a pair of goals in the second period the Komets rallied to tie with power play markers by Jamie Schaafsma and Leo Thomas in the third to force overtime.

With 1:38 remaining in the extra frame, Alaska’s Stephen Perfetto beat goaltender Pat Nagle for the game winner. Nagle finished making 31 saves on 34 shots while Ace’s netminder Jacob DeSerres earned his fourth win of the season on 26 saves.

The Komets will remain in Alaska for games Friday and Saturday nights with 11:15pm ET starts for each game.

Komets add three to lineup-- The Komets announced Wednesday that they have added forward Louis Belisle and defenseman Austin Sevalrud to the roster and both appeared in their first Komet games last night at Alaska.

Belisle (bell-EYE-ill), 25, started the season appearing in 30 SPHL games with Columbus before skating six games with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays. Belisle also added eight ECHL games with Wheeling before agreeing to terms with Fort Wayne. The forward completed a four-year collegiate career with Middlebury College (NESCA) in 2013-14 and skated 56 games with Columbus last season.Sevalrud (SEV-ahl-rudd), 24, made his pro debut last night in Anchorage. Sevalrud recently completed a four-year collegiate career with the University of Alaska-Anchorage. In 129 total WCHA games with the Seawolves the defensemen has scored four goals and 11 assists for 15 points.

The Komets also announced Wednesday the acquisition of forward Daniel Barczuk (BAR-chuck) in a trade with Rapid City for future considerations. The Livonia, Michigan native made his pro debut in 2012-13 in the CHL appearing in 48 games with Bloomington. Barczuk, 27, added 45 CHL games in 2013-14 with Denver before joining the Rush last season and scoring a career high 22 goals and accumulating a team high 125 penalty minutes. Barczuk has scored 12 goals and 18 points with Rapid City in 54 games this season.

No Fort Wayne broadcast from Alaska-- The Komet games this week at Alaska will not be aired on Fort Wayne radio or webcast at Komets.com. However, fans staying up late for the games will be able to tune in to Alaska's Kurt Haider with the broadcast on the internet at KFQD.com. Look for the play button on the top left of the main page of the website.

Komets return home for Quad City double-header-- The Komets will return home Friday, March 18 at 8pm for the first of a pair of home games against the Mallards with the rematch Saturday, March 19 at 7:30pm. It will be the first of five straight home games in nine days.

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.

TIP-A-KOMET Tuesday, March 15 at Applebee's-- The Komets invite all fans to the Tip-A-Komet benefit at Applebee’s North Clinton location by the Coliseum Tuesday, March 15 from 6:30pm-8pm. Fans have a chance to be served dinner by a Komet player as the entire team will be on-hand for the special night at Applebee’s. All tips benefit Applebee’s Make-A-Wish Foundation Fundraising efforts. For more information fans can call the Komet office at 260-483-0011.

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