Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced Wednesday that tickets for the first round of the 2017 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs will go on sale at 10am Thursday, March 16, at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The Komets have clinched a playoff berth for the 56th time in the 65-year history of the club. It will be the fourth ECHL post-season for Fort Wayne. The first round will be a best-of-seven game series and if the Komets secure home-ice advantage, they will host games 1 and 2.
The Komets and Central division leader Toledo are the only two teams to have secured playoff berths so far in the league as the top four teams in each of the four divisions qualify for post-season play. The Komets trail Toledo by 10 points with 13 games remaining. Quad City trails the Komets by 10 points and fourth-place Kalamazoo is 13 points behind Fort Wayne in the race for playoff position.
The 2017 ECHL playoffs are slated to begin the week of April 9th. The first two rounds of the Kelly Cup Playoffs will be played entirely within the division, with the division winner playing the fourth-place finisher and the second-place team meeting the third-place team in the Division Semifinals. The winners of each series will meet in the Division Finals, leading to the Conference Finals and Kelly Cup Finals.
This weekend-- The Komets will face the Tulsa Oilers for the third and final time this season when the Oilers visit for an 8pm faceoff Friday. The Komets will cap the week with a trip to Brampton to face the Beast at 2pm Sunday
Goin' Green for St. Patrick's Day-- The Komets will go green this Friday for St. Patrick's Day when the Tulsa Oilers visit for an 8pm faceoff. The O'Komets will be wearing special Irish jersey's Friday and the game-worn jerseys will be sold in a raffle and silent auction during the game benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Don't forget to visit the concession stand for a green beer.
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 on your tickets for this Friday's home game with your Marathon Fill-Up Card.
Single game and group tickets on sale-- Single game tickets for all Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office, online at TicketMaster.com, or at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way. Also, Group Night packages are available for Family, Business or Civic Group outings. For more information visit Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.
Komets on the air-- Komet games are scheduled to air this season on WOWO AM 1190 and FM 107.5 with Shane Albahrani calling the play-by-play. All Komet radio broadcasts can also be heard worldwide as presented by Omni Source Radio Recycle at www.komets.com.