Archive for October, 2006

The Channel 55 Game of the Week

October 31, 2006

Is Saturday’s Bloomington contest.  Tim Hoke, Randi Marcom and Pat Stelte will televise at 7 p.m. Wednesday. That’s Comcast Channel 55, not WFFT Channel 55. The
replay is at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.

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Hot off the press

October 31, 2006

Today’s story about the Komets’ with NHL experience and dreams starts here.

And a story about former Komet Doug Teskey who is now working in sales for Elmira starts here.

Hope you enjoy them.

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Tomorrow’s story

October 30, 2006

Is about what it’s like for players to come back through the minors after playing in the NHL. Daniel Goneau and Mario Larocque were particularly interesting about this. A lot of times it’s just circumstances.

Something else I’ve found interesting is the way Pat Bingham doesn’t just stick with forward lines or defensive pairings, but uses all five guys as units. That’s one reason why the triple threat group of Dupuis and Larocque, Goodwin, Richardson and Goneau have been able to score on the power play, at even strength and even short-handed. It’s an interesting strategy because players get used to playing together in all different situations all the time.

Luckily, the Komets seem to have the depth to be able to pull this off.

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Notes from the league office

October 30, 2006

Center
Bruce Richardson notched his 300th career point on Friday with his
third assist of the game. He finished the night with four assists…The Komets did
not surrender a power play goal this weekend stopping all 13 opponent
opportunities…Fort Wayne ranks first in the UHL on the power play (31.1%) after
going 7 of 21 (33.3%) on the power play during the weekend…Left wing Daniel
Goneau is riding a five-game point streak…Left wing J.C. Ruid (3g, 4a) and
defenseman Guy Dupuis (2g, 5a) each have seven points during their last three
games.

The Fort Wayne Komets have averaged 8,628 fans through their first three home
games.  That average currently ranks third in all of minor professional
hockey.

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Players of the week

October 30, 2006

LAKE ST.
LOUIS
,
MO—
 The United Hockey League
(UHL) announced Monday that Fort Wayne Komets right wing Jonathan Goodwin has
been named Sher-Wood UHL Player of the Week and Fort Wayne Komets goaltender
Kevin St. Pierre has been named Southern Sports Supply UHL Goaltender of the
Week for the period ending Sunday, October 29th,
2006.

 

Goodwin completed the week
with six points (3g, 3a) and plus-2 rating in two games played.  He had five
points (2g, 3a) in Friday’s 7-3 victory vs. Rockford.  Both goals came in the
first period as one was shorthanded and the second was on the power play.  He
was on the ice for six of Fort Wayne’s seven goals.  On Saturday, Goodwin netted
a goal in the 4-1 win vs. Bloomington.  The 24-year-old native of Weymouth,
Massachusetts currently leads the Komets with nine points (5g, 4a) which also
ranks tied for eighth in the UHL.  He is riding a four-game point streak and a
three-game goal streak.

 

Other players nominated for
the Sher-Wood UHL Player of the Week include: Elmira left wing Scott Wray, Flint
forward David Frawley, Kalamazoo defenseman Casey Handrahan, Muskegon center
Todd Robinson, Port Huron center Ryan Markham, Quad City right wing Chad
Woollard, and Rockford left wing Kaleb Betts.

St.
Pierre
finished the week with a
2-0-0 record, a 2.00 goals against average (GAA), and a .923 save percentage
(SPCT).  On Friday, he made 33 saves in the 7-3 win vs. Rockford.  He then made
15 saves in the 4-1 win vs. Bloomington on Saturday.  St. Pierre has played
every minute in net this season for the Komets and leads UHL goaltenders in that
category (298:55).  The 31-year-old Sherbrooke, Quebec native is currently
riding a three-game win streak and has 2.61 GAA and .915 SPCT this season.
               

 

Other goaltenders nominated
for the Southern Sports Supply UHL Goaltender of the Week include: Bloomington’s
Steffan Braunlich, Chicago’s Marty Magers, Elmira’s Kris Tebbs, Flint’s Bryan
Worosz, Kalamazoo’s Ryan Nie, Muskegon’s Clayton Pool, Port Huron’s Dustin
Traylen, Quad City’s Jason Tapp, and Rockford’s Frederic Cloutier.

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Get well soon

October 30, 2006

Chuckitt tells me that Skate had a kidney transplant over the weekend and will be coming home sometime this week. He’ll be unable to attend the games for a few weeks.

So get well, Skate, and we’ll do our best to keep you posted. We’ll keep you in our prayers. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

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I’m going blind…

October 29, 2006

Imagine looking at Rosanne Barr naked. Knew I shouldn’t have drank so much last night. This was a heckova picture to wake up to today. Thank goodness for the cutie on the left to take the edge off. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the ugliest people always have the most beautiful children.

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Tonight’s game

October 28, 2006

I have another assignment tonight so for a change you’ll have to tell me what happened.

How’d they look five-on-five?

Who came out of the lineup for Rudenko?

Did Gabrielsen play any defense?

Did anybody go after Jason Payne?

Did Larry leave his mike on for the national anthem again?

Did Bozoian play?

How’d the ref do (remember the rule!)?

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So what did you think?

October 27, 2006

This may shock you, but i didn’t think the Komets really played all that well, but Rockford was worse. The Komets gave up a lot of shots, especially early, but they weren’t great scoring chances. They gave up better chances later and got burned. The defense was really struggling, and the five-on-five play was only fair. Thank goodness for the special teams.

Any time  you can beat Rockford is impressive, but…

So what did you think? Maybe I’m just having a bad day.

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In the lineup

October 27, 2006

With the one-game suspension for Bogdan Rudenko, the Komets are putting Jonas Gabrielsen in the lineup tonight. His advantage is that he can play both forward and defenseman.

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