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Komets Host Mallards Friday

December 14, 2009 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Fort Wayne Komets News Release

Fort Wayne, IN - This week the Komets will skate three games in three nights before breaking for the Christmas holiday. The Komets (12-8-0-1) host the Quad City Mallards (6-10-2-1) Friday at 8pm and then travel to Moline, Illinois for a rematch Saturday at the iwireless Center at 8:05pm (Fort Wayne time). The Mallards finished last week with a 2-1 home win over the Flint Generals Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Friday's game will be the fifth of 15 meetings this season and the third of eight in Fort Wayne for Quad City. The Komets lead the series 3-0-0-1 after suffering a 3-2 shootout loss in the last meeting Dec. 4 on Coliseum ice. The Mallards will skate at Bloomington Wednesday before their Fort Wayne appearance Friday. Saturday's rematch at Quad City will be the Komets' third of seven games at the iwireless Center.

Sunday the Komets complete the three-game weekend at Bloomington at 5:05pm (Fort Wayne time). The PrairieThunder (11-7-1-2) are tied with Fort Wayne for third place in the IHL going into this week's play after earning two straight wins Friday and Sunday. This Sunday's match at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois, is the fourth of 12 meetings this year. The Komets lead the series 2-1-0-0. The Thunder will host Quad City Wednesday and the Muskegon Lumberjacks Saturday before welcoming the Komets Sunday.

About last week

The Komets started the week with a 4-2 loss to the visiting Port Huron Icehawks Wednesday and were turned back in Port Huron 2-0 Saturday. It's only the second time this season the Komets lost two straight in regulation and have not lost more than two in a row in 85 games dating back to Nov. 21, 2008.

Haun's streak.....goaltender Tim Haun has started 15 straight games since Nov. 6. Haun is one start shy of Keven Reiter's 16 straight games in 2007-08.

Duffus to the rescue.....Parris Duffus, 39 and a Fort Wayne career firefighter, was called on to finish the last 31 seconds of the Komet game at Port Huron Saturday marking his first pro appearance since he completed his 11-year career while a member of the 2002-03 Komets. Incidentally, his last pro game was at Port Huron Jan. 18, 2003, a 5-1 loss.

900 games and counting.....defenseman Guy Dupuis skated his 900th game (regular season and playoffs) as a Komet Wednesday and sets a new record of Fort Wayne career games played by a single player with each appearance.

Tyler Sims signs with Elmira.....goalie Tyler Sims, who has been on emergency goaltender status with the Komets the past 14 games since Nov. 13, signed with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL Saturday and appeared in his first game of the season Sunday night. Sims suffered a 2-1 shootout loss stopping 36 of 37 shots before allowing two goals on four Toledo attempts in the shootout.

Syroczynski re-called by Norfolk.....Matt Syroczynski (LW) was re-called by the AHL's Norfolk Admirals Thursday after scoring a goal and adding an assist in the Komets' 4-2 home loss to Port Huron Wednesday. Syroczynski appeared in both Admirals games over the weekend scoring a goal in Norfolk's 5-4 home win Saturday.

Friday night Marathon Nights.....Friday nights are Marathon Nights at Komet home games. Fans can take advantage of 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.

Fa la la la la, la la la la.....special holiday caroling will be featured by the Summit City Chorus at the Komet game this Friday night against the Port Huron Icehawks at 8pm. Get to the game early for the sounds of the season in the Coliseum lobby.

Pitching pennies with WOWO.....WOWO's Penny Pitch will be on hand Friday accepting it's annual donations. Komet fan contributions are always appreciated during WOWO Radio's traditional campaign for the less fortunate in the Fort Wayne area.

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 www.ticketmaster.com. 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 www.komets.com.

Komet Flex Tickets for Christmas.....Flex tickets make great stocking stuffers for the Komet fans on your shopping list. Call the Komet office at 260-483-0011 for pricing and more information.

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 www.komets.com at Comcast KometCast.

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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