Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets stopped the Cincinnati Cyclones 5-3 Saturday night and clinched third place in the Central division. The win sets the stage for the Central division semifinals of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs against the Toledo Walleye starting Friday, April 12, at the Huntington Center in Toledo at 7:35pm. The best-of-seven series will follow a 2-2-1-1-1 format.
It will be the third straight season the Komets and Walleye have met in the post-season and fourth since joining the ECHL. The Komets are 1-2 in the previous three match-ups after eliminating Toledo last year 4-2 in the second round. It's the sixth time Fort Wayne has qualified for the Kelly Cup playoffs. It's the 58th playoff appearance in the 67-year history of the Komets.
Here is the complete first-round schedule of the Fort Wayne-Toledo series:2019 ECHL KELLY CUP CENTRAL DIVISION SEMIFINALSFORT WAYNE KOMETS VS TOLEDO WALLEYEBest-of-seven seriesGame 1- Friday, April 12............. Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35pm ETGame 2- Saturday, April 13.........Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35pm ETGame 3- Wednesday, April 17....Toledo at Fort Wayne, 7:35pm ETGame 4- Friday, April 19.............Toledo at Fort Wayne, 8:05pm ETGame 5- Saturday, April 20.........Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35pm ET*Game 6- Tuesday, April 23.........Toledo at Fort Wayne, 7:35pm ET*Game 7- Wednesday, April 24....Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35pm ET**If necessary. All games on WOWO AM 1190, FM 107.5 and streaming live at www.komets.com.
The Komets will cap the regular season schedule with a 5pm faceofff against the Wheeling Nailers Sunday on Sweetwater Ice at the Memorial Coliseum.
Tickets for Sunday's season finale and the first two Komet home playoff games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office. Season tickets for 2019-20 are also on sale a the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For more information visit the Komet office, Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.
Family Four Pack, 4 for $55 Day Sunday-- Fans can take advantage of a 4-for-$55 offer at Sunday's home game courtesy of Midwest America Federal Credit Union. Get four tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, four chips for only $55 when purchasing the Family Four Pack at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office.Season Ticket Recycling Night Sunday-- Sunday is another Season Ticket Recycling game when the Komets host the Nailers for the regular season finale. 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.
Komets Season Ending Awards Sunday-- The annual presentation of Komet team awards will be held immediately following Sunday's game against Wheeling. The Komets will honor the Defenseman of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, the True Komet award, Mr. Hustle award, Unsung Hero, Best Defensive Forward and Most Valuable Player of 2018-19 as voted by team personnel and local media with trophy presentations after the game.