1. Home
  2. News
  3. Komets to honor Colin Chaulk and Al Sims

Komets to honor Colin Chaulk and Al Sims

Thursday, January 26th
Komets to honor Colin Chaulk and Al Sims

Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced today that former center Colin Chaulk and former head coach Al Sims will be honored in separate banner raising ceremonies this season.

Colin Chaulk -- 91Chaulk will be honored when the Brampton Beast visit Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30pm. Chaulk, whose number 91 will be retired during the ceremony, is serving his second season as head coach of the Beast. The Toronto, Ontario native was a member of the Komets for 10 seasons. He made his Fort Wayne debut in 2002-03 leading the Komets to a UHL regular season title and Colonial Cup championship. Chaulk was a Komet leader in total assists and points in each of his first four seasons before spending a year in Europe. In 2007-08 Chaulk returned to Fort Wayne for three IHL Turner Cup championships. While the Komets moved to the CHL in 2010-11, the center decided to start the season in Europe. He later decided to re-join the Komets for the second half of the year.

In 2011-12, Chaulk earned another league championship with Fort Wayne when the Komets claimed the CHL Presidents' Cup Trophy. Chaulk retired from playing professional hockey after 28 games in 2012-13 and finished the year behind the Fort Wayne bench as an assistant coach."Since Colin's last Komet game played, no one else has ever worn his number 91 jersey," Komet general manager David Franke said. "Colin was the face of the franchise during his time in Fort Wayne. He was a great player, great leader and great champion."

Chaulk won five league championships with Fort Wayne, earned the IHL's Outstanding Defensive Forward of the Year award in 2009-10, was a three-time UHL Best Defensive Forward winner and a four-time UHL All-Star, representing the Komets for three consecutive seasons from 2004 thru 2006. In addition, Chaulk was named Komets' team MVP on five occasions.

Chaulk ranks third on the Komets all-time with 684 regular season points, second with 102 playoff points and first with 99 playoff games.

Chaulk completed his 10-year Fort Wayne career with combined totals of 217 goals, 569 assists, 786 points and 1,125 penalty minutes in 687 games.Colin Chaulk Fort Wayne career in numbers

GP

G

A

Pts

PM

Regular Season

588

184

500

684

951

Playoffs

99

33

69

102

174

Totals

687

217

569

786

1125

Al Sims -- 504Sims will be honored in recognition of his service as a Fort Wayne Komets head coach on Saturday, March 25 when the Cincinnati Cyclones visit for a 7:30pm faceoff. "It all started in June, 1990 when Al agreed to coach the Komets in our first year of ownership, "Franke said. "Al is the most accomplished coach in Komet history. His number of wins and five championships say it all. He is like one of our family and like a brother to myself, Michael and Steve. This will be a great night for Al, his family and all Komet fans."The Toronto, Ontario native made his debut as a player-assistant coach in 1988-89. He became head coach in 1989-90 and served through the 1992-93 season. He finished 1992-93 with his second IHL division title and his first Turner Cup championship.

Sims spent the next 13 seasons serving various stints as head coach and assistant coach in the NHL, IHL, CHL and ECHL.

Sims returned to Fort Wayne in 2007-08 and for five more seasons guided the Komets to two IHL regular season championships and three more IHL Turner Cup Trophies. Finally, in 2011-12, Sims padded his career of accomplishments with another division title and the 2012 CHL Presidents' Cup championship.

During his 10-year Fort Wayne career, Sims set Komet coaching records of 504 total wins and 866 games. In addition, Sims claimed three division titles, two regular season titles and five league championships.

Al Sims Fort Wayne coaching career in numbers

GP

W

L

OTL/SOL

Pts

Regular Season

761

437

250

74

948

Playoffs

105

67

38

---

---

Totals

866

504

288

74

948

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Report Card Night | Wheeling Nailers@ Fort Wayne Komets
Saturday, March 2nd
Report Card Night | Wheeling Nailers@ Fort Wayne Komets
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
Memorial Coliseum
Wheeling Nailers
WHL Wheeling Nailers
at
Fort Wayne Komets
FW Fort Wayne Komets
Memorial Coliseum
Indy Fuel @ Fort Wayne Komets
Sunday, March 3rd
Indy Fuel @ Fort Wayne Komets
Puck Drops:
5:00 PM EST
Memorial Coliseum
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
at
Fort Wayne Komets
FW Fort Wayne Komets
Memorial Coliseum
Wheeling Nailers @ Fort Wayne Komets
Friday, March 8th
Wheeling Nailers @ Fort Wayne Komets
Puck Drops:
8:00 PM EST
Memorial Coliseum
Wheeling Nailers
WHL Wheeling Nailers
at
Fort Wayne Komets
FW Fort Wayne Komets
Memorial Coliseum

Latest News

More News
Trine University Report Card Night is Saturday, March 2nd; Komets travel to Wheeling and Toledo this week.
Trine University Report Card Night is Saturday, March 2nd; Komets travel to Wheeling and Toledo this week.
All-American Military Weekend this Saturday and Sunday versus Cincinnati
All-American Military Weekend this Saturday and Sunday versus Cincinnati
Komets hit the road for the next four games
Komets hit the road for the next four games

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!