Fort Wayne, IN -- The Komets have added size and a physical presence to the defense with the addition of veteran defenseman Craig Cescon. Cescon, 32, signed an ECHL standard player contract Wednesday and was added to the Fort Wayne roster.The Mississauga, Ontario native skated his first two pro seasons with Idaho before joining current Komet assistant coach Ben Boudreau and captain Jamie Schaafsma with the Flint Generals in the IHL in 2009-10. Cescon capped his third pro year facing the Komets in the Turner Cup finals, losing to Fort Wayne four games to one. Cescon joined the Komets the following season for Fort Wayne's inaugural season in the Central Hockey League (CHL) appearing in 60 games and leading with 174 penalty minutes. Cescon was named Fort Wayne's Unsung Hero prior to finishing the season appearing in all eight playoff games.
In 2011-12 the 6-foot-2, 202-pound defenseman remained in the CHL leading Bloomington with 180 penalty minutes in 64 games before making his European debut with Braehead in the Elite Ice Hockey League and winning the EIHL Gardiner Conference Championship in 2012-13. Cescon added another CHL campaign to his career in 2013-14 skating 66 games with Tulsa before returning to Europe for 52 EIHL games with Coventry in 2014-15. The blueliner helped Morzine-Avoriaz win the EIHL playoff championship in 2016 and logged two additional seasons (2016-17 and 2017-18) in the EIHL with Dundee and Braehead before returning stateside for 2018-19 and his 12th pro season.
In additional player movement, the Komets announced today that forward Jordan Sims has been placed on the injured reserve list and joins Aidan Muir (F), Chris Rygus (D) and Cody Sol (D).
Komets to play three in three-- The Komets will skate Friday night at Wheeling before returning for a home weekend double-header. Saturday the Komets face intrastate rival Indy Fuel at 7:30pm and Sunday the Tulsa Oilers visit for a 5pm faceoff on Sweetwater Ice at the Memorial Coliseum.
Star Wars Saturday-- The Komets and Preferred Auto present Star Wars Night when the Indy Fuel visit Saturday night. Glow in the dark Star Wars bracelets will be given away to the first 1,000 kids through the doors while fans have a chance to meet their favorite Star Wars characters. Also, the Komets will be wearing special Star Wars jerseys to be auctioned off to benefit Camp Whatcha Wanna Do.
Season Ticket Recycling Night Sunday-- Sunday is another Season Ticket Recycling Night when the Komets host the Tulsa Oliers. Komet Season Ticket Holders will be able to exchange any unused Komet tickets from previously scheduled home games this year for tickets to the game Sunday.
Meijer Family Night Sunday-- The Komets present Meijer Family Night at every Sunday home game this season. Coupons for a Sunday 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.Kids!
Komet Hockey Tickets-- Single game tickets for all Komet regular season home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office. Enjoy several discount plans designed especially for your next group, or check out Komets Flex Tickets for great gift giving and more. For more information visit Komets.com, call 260-483-0011 or see details here.
Komet Hockey on WOWO-- Fans can follow Komet hockey action again this year with Shane Albahrani calling the play-by-play on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 107.5, and streaming on the web at Komets.com, courtesy OmniSource. This Sunday's home game against Tulsa will be carried on ESPN Radio AM 1380 and FM 100.6 due to a programming conflict.