Komets Roster Reaches 21; Defenseman Dustin Molle Re-SignsAugust 10, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) Fort Wayne Komets
Dustin Molle, 25, joined the Komets in January last season and scored a goal and five assists while accumulating 42 penalty minutes in 39 games. In addition to being named the Komets' Rookie of the Year, the Ancorage, Alaska native was awarded the Bud Gallmeier Memorial Trophy for Community Service.
Bryant Molle will join his brother Dustin at the Komet blue line when training camp begins Oct. 10. Bryant Molle, 24, completed four years of play in the CCHA at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks last season and also appeared in two games with Alaska in the ECHL.
Llewellyn, 22, made his pro debut skating 33 games and scoring five assists, six points and 29 penalty minutes with Elmira in the ECHL last year after a four-year stint with the University of Michigan Wolverines in the CCHA. The defenseman also appeared in four playoff games with Elmira.
Starenky, 25, made his pro debut in the CHL in 2006-07 registering 57 penalty minutes in 16 games. Last year the Calgary, Alberta defenseman ranked fifth in the LNAH with 210 penalty minutes with St. Georges.
Thorne, 21, will be making his rookie debut after completing three years at Brampton in the OHL. The left winger posted 11 goals and 22 points in 61 regular season games as captain of the Brampton Battalion during 2010-11.
The Komets' preseason roster of 21 includes 12 forwards, eight defensemen and one goaltender.
Exhibition game dates announced -- The eight-time champion Komets will skate two exhibition games prior to the opening of the 2011-12 regular season. Both tune-ups will be against the Dayton Gems with the first preseason tilt scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 at Hara Arena in Dayton at 7:30pm. The Komets will reciprocate by hosting Dayton Sunday, Oct. 16 at 5pm at the Memorial Coliseum. The Komets' 60th anniversary season home opener will be Saturday, Oct. 22 with the opponent yet to be determined.
Komet 2011-12 Season Tickets on sale - Season tickets for the 60th anniversary season of Komet Hockey in Fort Wayne are on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way. For more information visit the Komet office, call 260-483-0011 or click here. Many 60th anniversary events and promotions are planned for an unforgettable season. There will be recognition of past Komets throughout the season with special ceremonies, autograph sessions and presentations planned. New members will be inducted into The Komet Hall of Fame along with exciting new endeavors both live and on the coliseum video board throughout the season. Caution: Fans should watch out in particular for the return of Captain Komet.
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