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Komets Home For Two This Weekend

November 30, 2009 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Fort Wayne Komets News Release

Fort Wayne, IN - The Komets will host a home double-header weekend this weekend when the Quad City Mallards visit Friday night at 8:00 and the Flint Generals return for Fort Wayne's first of five Sunday matinees this year.

Friday night the Mallards make their second of eight visits to Memorial Coliseum. The Komets clipped the Mallards 2-1 in their first visit of the season Nov. 13. The Komets defeated the Mallards in a 4-3 shootout at Quad City in the last meeting Nov. 22 to take a 3-0-0-0 series lead on the season. The Mallards (4-7-2-1, 11 points) are battling to get out of the IHL cellar trailing the sixth-place Flint Generals by a point entering week eight of 2009-10. Quad City completed last week with a pair of wins and are 3-1-1-1 in their last six games. The Mallards are idle this week until they visit Fort Wayne Friday.

Saturday the Komets skate at Hara Arena in Dayton for the second of nine times this season. The Komets are unbeaten by Dayton (2-0-0-0) in two meetings this season after posting a 2-1 overtime win in Fort Wayne Nov. 14 in the last meeting. The Gems (9-8-3-0, 21 points), trailing the Komets by a point, also are starting the week after winning their last two games and are 7-5-1-0 in their last 13 and 3-2-0-0 in their last five. The Gems are idle until they welcome the Komets Saturday.

Sunday the Komets host the Generals at 5pm. The Generals also are entering the week's play after finishing last weekend with two straight wins. It's the third meeting of the campaign with the Komets leading the series 2-0-0-0 after a 5-4 Thanksgiving win last week against Flint. The Generals host Bloomington Friday before traveling to Fort Wayne Sunday.

About last week

The Komets won two out of three for the week gaining four points and moving up to an IHL second-best.688 winning percentage (11-5-0-0, 22 points). The Komets started the week with a 5-4 home win in front of a record Fort Wayne Thanksgiving night crowd of 8,243, the largest in the 48-year history of Fort Wayne's traditional Thanksgiving night game.

Friday the Komets dropped a 3-1 decision at Muskegon. Saturday the Komets recovered with a 4-2 home win against the Port Huron Icehawks to improve to 6-1-0-0 in seven home games this season.

Komet goalie gets two assists in one game : Tim Haun passed two assists in the Komets' 5-4 Thanksgiving home win over Flint becoming the first Komet goalie to register two assists in a single game since Aaron MacDonald did it on Nov. 6, 1999 against the visiting Ohio Gears.

Komet streaks : Justin Chwedoruk (RW) is riding an IHL-high five-game goal scoring streak after scoring in each of the three Komet games last week. Goaltender Tim Haun has started the last 10 straight games, the most since Kevin Reiter started a string of 16 consecutive games during 2007-08.

Milestones : David Hukalo appeared in his 300th Fort Wayne career game Saturday.

About November .....The Komets were 7-3-0-0 for the month, bettering last year's November record of 4-6-1-0. P.C. Drouin led the Komets appearing in all 10 games of the month with 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists). Justin Chwedoruk led with five goals and Colin Chaulk dished the most assists with nine. Defenseman Kevin Bertram returned to action from the I.R. list and posted a team best +4 in six games. Netminder Tim Haun started all 10 games as Komet goalie Nick Boucher continues on injured reserve.

About December .....The Komets will skate six games at home and seven on the road. The Komets will be idle Christmas week until the day after Christmas when they visit Muskegon Saturday, Dec. 26, starting a string of six games in eight nights, including home holiday games on Tuesday, Dec. 29 against Dayton and the traditional New Year's Eve game against Bloomington Thursday, Dec. 31.

Friday night Marathon Nights .....Friday nights are Marathon Nights at Komet home games. Fans can take advantage of getting a buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer with two fill-ups when the Komets host Quad City this Friday at 8pm. Fill Up Cards are available at participating Marathon stations.

Project Komet Kare Package 4 continues this Friday and Sunday

The Komets and would like to ask for help again this holiday season.

Fans can support our troops by donating various items before each home game this weekend. Collections will be taken for such items as white socks, soap, deodorant, body lotion and wash, snacks, plastic utensils, phone cards and more.

More information can also be found at

Wendy's Family Night Sunday .....Free family skates are featured after each Sunday Komet home game this season courtesy of Wendy's. Fans can skate with the Komets after this Sunday's home game against the Flint Generals. Don't forget your skates!

Great Komet tickets .......Still plenty of great seats available for all upcoming Komet home games. Tickets are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at Single game ticket prices for 2009-10 remain the same as last season, ranging from $8.00 to $20.00 for seniors and adults and starting at $6.00 for children. 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 .

Radio rink-side ......follow the Komets radio-rinkside with Bob Chase, in his 57th consecutive season calling Komet action on WOWO Radio AM 1190. The Komet broadcast can also be heard worldwide at at Comcast KometCast . .....the official website of the Fort Wayne Komets is In addition to featuring free webcasting of live Komet game radio, 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

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