Fort Wayne, IN-- The ECHL announced Thursday that Fort Wayne Komets defenseman Curtis Leonard has been named the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for November. Leonard completed the month leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +14.The Napanee, Ontario native logged two +3 games including a 6-4 win at Missouri Nov. 11 and a 5-1 victory against Quad City on Nov. 18. Leonard was at least even or better in nine of 10 games during the month. Overall, he has finished even or better in 14 of 15 games to date.Leonard is in his second year with the Komets, and his second full season as a pro in the ECHL after sharing last season with Fort Wayne, Reading and Evansville.In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Leonard with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Komets home game.Komets add Mantha to roster-- The Komets announced Thursday that they have added forward Devin Mantha to the roster. Mantha, 27, made his ECHL debut last season appearing in 26 games with Norfolk scoring five goals and 10 points. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native skated two complete SPHL seasons with Mississippi in 2013-14 and 2014-15 and added 26 games with the RiverKings last year. Mantha started this season logging 13 games in the SPHL with Mississippi before getting the call from Fort Wayne.
In additional player transactions, forward Taylor Crunk and defenseman Gabriel Beaupre have been placed on 21-day injured reserve.
Komets home this weekend-- This weekend the Komets are home for a pair of games. Friday the Missouri Mavericks visit for an 8pm faceoff and Sunday the Komets host the Utah Grizzlies at 5pm.
Teddy Bear Toss Friday-- Fans are invited to bring new or gently used stuffed animals to Friday's home game against the Missouri Mavericks. The Komets' first goal of the game will be the signal for all stuffed animals to be tossed onto the ice where they will be collected and donated to the Disorderly Bear Den, a non-profit charity that collects stuffed animals for those in need.
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 participating Marathon locations. Save with your Marathon Fill-Up Card this Friday when the Komets face the Mavericks.Meijer Family Night Sunday-- The Komets present Meijer Family Night at every Sunday home game this season. Coupons for a Sundays 4-for-$36 ticket offer are available at all Meijer locations around the Fort Wayne area. Also, fans can bring their skates for a free open skate after each Sunday Family Night home game.
Komets on the air-- Komet games are scheduled to air this season on WOWO AM 1190 and FM 107.5. All Komet radio broadcasts can also be heard worldwide as presented by Omni Source Radio Recycle at www.komets.com.
Single game tickets and Season Tickets on sale-- Single game tickets for all Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at TicketMaster.com. Season tickets continue to be on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For more information visit Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.