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Skype: {{Anonymous|Cardboard Box}}
Skype: {{Anonymous|Cardboard Box}}
|team= komets
|general= no
|motto= Not Just Hockey, KOMET Hockey!
|name= Fort Wayne Komets
|date= 1952
|manager= Ben Boudreau
|owner= The Franke Family
|irl= {{Anonymous|Cardboard Box}}
|color1= FF4D01
|color2= 000000
|captain= Len Thornson
|hex= FF4D01
|color= Komet Orange
|anthem= www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zixM9UxEZ8&feature=youtu.be
|a_title= Let's Go Komets!
|horn= www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pKkf3cXG3E&feature=youtu.be
|gh_title= Komet Horn (HEY!) (Repeat for each goal)
|altgh1_what= When Icy D. Eagle scores
|althorn1= www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ABFKsxVh94&feature=youtu.be
|altgh1_title= Guns n' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
{| border="0"
|bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top" width="48%"|
{| border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"
|- style="color:#FFFFFF; background:#FF4D01;"
!width=80%|/komets/ Starting Roster
{{sq start player |no=35 |pos=GK |name=1-0 Joe}}
{{sq start player |no=52 |pos=CB |name=Allen County War Memorial Coliseum}}
{{sq start player |no=30 |pos=CB |name=Robbie Irons}}
{{sq start player |no=90 |pos=CB |name={{greentext|Albany Choppers}}}}
{{sq start player |no=18 |pos=LMF |name=Rob Laird}}
{{sq start player |no=6 |pos=RMF |name=Lionel Repka}}
{{sq silver player |no=16 |pos=DMF |name=Eddie Long}}
{{sq bronze player |no=4 |pos=LWF |name=Smug Spaceman}}
{{sq bronze player |no=40 |pos=RWF |name=RIP Bob Chase}}
{{sq gold player |no=1 |pos=SS |name=Icy D. Eagle}}
{{sq gold player |no=11 |pos=CF |name=Len Thornson {{captain}}}}
{{sq end}}
{| border="0"
|bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top" width="48%"|
{| border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"
|- style="color:#FF4D01; background:#000000;"
!width=230px|/komets/ Backup Roster
{{sq player |no=55 |pos=GK |name=Alex Dubeau}}
{{sq player |no=32 |pos=CB |name=Craig Cescon}}
{{sq player |no=7 |pos=CB |name=Sean Flanagan}}
{{sq player |no=28 |pos=CB |name=Ryan Lowney}}
{{sq player |no=23 |pos=CB |name=Kevin Gibson}}
{{sq player |no=8 |pos=CB |name=Josh Elmes}}
{{sq player |no=36 |pos=LMF |name=Anthony Petruzelli}}
{{sq player |no=14 |pos=LMF |name=Kyle Hope}}
{{sq player |no=25 |pos=LMF |name=Jake Kamrass}}
{{sq player |no=9 |pos=RMF |name=Mason Baptista}}
{{sq player |no=22 |pos=RMF |name=Jamie Schaafsma}}
{{sq player |no=10 |pos=RMF |name=Brady Shaw}}
{{sq end}}
===In-Depth Roster===
{| class="wikitable" width=100%
|width="5%" style="background:#FF4D01;color:#000000" align=center| '''No. & Position'''
|width="31%" style="background:#FF4D01;color:#000000"  align=center| '''Name & Origin'''
|width="64%" style="background:#FF4D01;color:#000000"  align=center| '''Description'''
| align=center|'''35'''{{Position|GK}}
| align=center|'''Joe Franke'''<br>'''"1-0 Joe"'''
| align=center|https://youtu.be/bqRxW44MMO0<br>An equipment manager for the Komets, who suddenly was thrust into a game against the Elmira Jackals on December 14th, 2002, as an emergency goaltender when main goalie Pokey Reddick, already suffering from illness, couldn't continue playing. This video contains his entire professional hockey career, and one of the greatest moments in Komets history. He is also the proud owner of a Stanley Cup ring as the equipment manager for the 1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins. Currently, Joe is still with the Komets, tending to the sticks, skates, and gear that the Komets players wear.
| align=center|'''52'''{{Position|CB}}
| align=center|'''Allen County War Memorial Coliseum'''<br>'''"The Concrete Jungle"'''
| align=center|The Memorial Coliseum seats 10,480 for "the hottest sports ticket in town". Yes, the Komets have called this place home ever since it was built in 1952. It was also the home of the current-day Detroit Pistons, and brings up to 13,000 to watch the NBA G-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants. From Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong to KISS, AC/DC, Metallica, and especially Guns n' Roses, thousands of concerts have been held here in what Komets fans have called "The Jungle" for decades. Welcome to the jungle, baby. You're gonna die.
| align=center|'''30'''{{Position|CB}}
| align=center|'''Robbie Irons'''<br>'''"Three Minute Man"'''
| align=center|For most hockey players, making it into the NHL is a dream come true. For Robbie Irons, he was able to get on the ice and play goaltender for the fairly new St. Louis Blues in 1968. Although he only played in one game for just three minutes (a former NHL record for shortest career by a goaltender) as the real substitute goalie was suiting up, his time on the ice was enough to solidify his status as one of the few Komets alumni to play in the NHL.
| align=center|'''90'''{{Position|CB}}
| align=center|'''{{greentext|Albany Choppers}}'''<br>'''"The Death of the Old Komets"'''
| align=center|In the world of pro hockey, teams will move about should they feel the need to, for many reasons regardless of the level of play. When the owner of the Komets, gravel magnate David Welker, saw a shiny new stadium in Albany, New York, he wanted to go there, and he took away a team rich in Fort Wayne's sports history during the 1990 offseason, renaming it the Albany Choppers, a name granted by the sponsorship of a New York supermarket chain (Price Chopper), only for that same team to roll over and die in the middle of the 1990-91 IHL season. However, Stephen J. Franke, a very influential businessman in the area, quickly made plans to buy the neighboring Flint Spirits and relocate them to Fort Wayne, and he and his family did it within 48 hours of the old team leaving.
| align=center|'''18'''{{Position|LMF}}
| align=center|'''Glenn "Rob" Laird'''<br>'''"The Scout"'''
| align=center|Born in Regina, SK, he was a tenacious winger known for his aggressive style on the ice and no-nonsense attitude off of it. He was to become an NHL mainstay, but a broken leg during Pittsburgh Penguins training camp soured his draftability. He would still be drafted 116th overall in 1974 by the Penguins, and drafted 29th overall in the WHA Amateur Draft by the Fighting Saints of Minnesota, but after he was sent down to Fort Wayne, and after the Penguins cut ties with the Komets, Laird stayed with the team and played for five seasons. He would play just one game in the NHL in the 1979-80 season with the Minnesota North Stars, retire in 1982, and come back out of retirement in 1983 to play three more seasons with the Komets. Today, he works as a scout for the NHL's L.A. Kings, even getting the chance to hoist Lord Stanley above his head after the Kings won it in 2012.
| align=center|'''6'''{{Position|RMF}}
| align=center|'''Lionel Repka'''<br>'''"Choo Choo"'''
| align=center|Born in Edmonton, AB, Repka was known as a gritty defenseman with a heart of gold. When he was signed by the Fort Wayne Komets, he played nowhere else in professional hockey. His pro career, spanning 740 games across 11 seasons, with two Komets championships in 1963 and 1965, was a storied legacy that few Komets players, let alone Komets defensemen, would be able to follow. He was named the IHL's top defenseman for his outstanding contributions to the 1963 IHL champions. Not only was he a great player on Fort Wayne's ice, but he would also become a mentor to local hockey talent, and was easily one of the fan favorite Komets players of the 60's.
| align=center|'''16'''{{Position|DMF}}
| align=center|'''Edwin "Eddie" John Long'''<br>'''"Mr.Komet"'''
| align=center| Born in Ottawa, ON, Eddie Long became a professional hockey player in 1952, after he signed with a brand new team from Fort Wayne, Indiana, called the "Komets". Though he never made it into one of the six NHL clubs, he amassed an impressive 858 game career, playing with the Fort Wayne Komets for 857 of them, for 14 long seasons. Wrote Ben Tenny of the News-Sentinel: "It didn't take me long to see that the young short skater who was wearing No. 16 on his white jersey had that desire to win and get ahead that makes some athletes outstanding. If the play of this youngster is typical of the play fans will see in the International Hockey League, hockey will make it in Fort Wayne." Looking back 67 years later, Tenny's assumption was most certainly proven correct. His jersey, the number 16, has never been worn by any other Komet player in the club's existence.
| align=center|'''4'''{{Position|LWF}}
| align=center|'''Captain Komet'''<br>'''"The Smug Spaceman"'''
| align=center|[[File:Smug_Spaceman.jpg|300px|Smug_Spaceman.jpg]]<br>'''You mad, /hoc/?'''<br>Captain Komet has been a figurehead of the team even before the beginning of the 1952 season, part of the brainchild of team founders Ernie Berg and Harold Van Orman. The Komets were named so for the desire to come up with a team name that embodied "speed, excitement, and flashiness". Berg spelled the "Komets" with a K in honor of his wife Kay. The name stood the test of time. However, the spaceman didn't, but he would sporadically show up on retro night jerseys and other promotions over the decades. He did, however, come back into regular usage after the Apollo 11 landed on the moon, when astronauts quickly became hip and trendy. In 2017, a brand new Captain Komet adorned alternate Komets jerseys, only this time, the smug smile of the spaceman was replaced with a stunning new look and pose fit for a hockey team looking to intimidate the opposition.

Latest revision as of 03:30, 22 June 2019


Hello, I am Cardboard Box, an avid /po/ fan, and resident /4ccg/ lurker and spectator (and now commentator) since the Spring of 2014. Usually you will see me making wiki updates big and small.
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