Justin Hodgman Returns For Third Komet IHL Championship Ring

April 12, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Fort Wayne Komets News Release

Fort Wayne, IN - The Komets announced Monday that center Justin Hodgman will return to the Komet lineup in search of his third Fort Wayne IHL Championship ring.

Hodgman, 21, made his pro debut during 2007-08 skating the last 11 games of the season with the Komets. The Brampton, Ontario native led the Komets to the Turner Cup crown with five goals and eight points appearing in all seven post-season games. Hodgman scored the championship game winning goal in triple overtime against Port Huron May 12 and was named the 2008 Playoffs MVP. After returning to the Erie Otters for 2008-09 to complete his fourth season in the OHL, Hodgman returned to Fort Wayne for the last six games of the season and skated all 11 playoff games to collect his second Turner Cup Championship.

Hodgman has split time during 2009-10 with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL and Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. In 38 games with Toronto, Hodgman scored seven goals and 12 points. In 33 games with Toledo he registered nine goals and 21 points.

Hodgman is expected to be in the Komets' lineup this weekend when the Komets complete the 2009-10 regular season slate beginning Friday at Quad City at 8:05pm. The Komets will then host Quad City Saturday at 7:30pm and skate their regular season finale Sunday at 5pm against the Flint Generals.

Hottest Ticket In Town.....still seats available for this weekend's Komet home games. Tickets for the first two Komet home playoff games are also now on sale. Tickets are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Komets offer discounts on group tickets sold at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way. For more information visit the Komet office, call 260-483-0011 or visit the Komets' website at www.komets.com.

Komets.com.....the official website of the Fort Wayne Komets is www.komets.com . In addition to featuring free webcasting of live Komet game radio, Komets.com also provides fans and media with up-to-date team stats, news, interactive fan features and information. Fans can also follow all Komet games with real-time scoring via the IHL and Pointstreak by clicking the Scoreboard at Komets.com.

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