The Journal Gazette

The Kelly Cup plot has thickened

In case you missed our earlier post, the ECHL’s commissioner emeritus, Patrick J. Kelly, for whom the league’s championship trophy was named, told the “Morning Bl ...

May 31, 2019 6:30 pm

Former commish: Eagles never returned Kelly Cup

This is nothing short of amazing. Great interview by the Toledo-based “Morning Blitz” show with ECHL commissioner emeritus Patrick J. Kelly -- the ECHL’s championship trophy is named after him -- and he revealed that the Colorado Eagles never returned the Cup after last season.

May 31, 2019 12:40 pm

VIDEO: Boudreau talks being K's head coach

Make sure you check out the interview above with Ben Boudreau, who was hired today as head coach of the Komets. I tried to cover a range of topics I believe you'll enjoy. One not ...

May 30, 2019 4:10 pm

Boudreau named new Komets coach

The Komets have their next head coach -- Ben Boudreau.

May 30, 2019 12:10 pm

Pressure on Boudreau to win with K's -- immense

Fans of the Komets can be difficult to please. That comes with the territory for a team that has won so much -- nine championships during their 67 seasons, four in the last 12 and playoff berths in 16 of their last 17 seasons -- and it's been reemphasized this year.

May 30, 2019 12:31 pm

Hodgman to play in Germany

It was known that Justin Hodgman was playing in Europe next season. It’s now been announced that it will be in Germany for Krefeld Pinguine.

May 29, 2019 1:29 pm

Growlers take 2-0 finals lead on Walleye

Scott Pooley, the son of former Komets player Paul Pooley, netted an overtime goal off a rebound to give the Newfoundland Growlers a 2-1 overtime victory over the Toledo Walleye to ...

May 26, 2019 10:20 pm

Belzile perhaps to NHL

Alex Belzile, who played for the Komets in 2015-16, has signed a two-way contract with the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. The deal will pay Belzile $700,000 at the NHL level and ...

May 24, 2019 9:10 pm

Cup pick, K's affiliation update

It's still very early in the Komets' offseason. But if you're wondering about the status of an NHL affiliate for next season, Komets general manager David Franke said: “That& ...

May 24, 2019 12:10 am

Hodgman heads from K's to Europe

Justin Hodgman, who represented the Komets in the ECHL All-Star Game this season, has signed to play next season in Europe. Both Hodgman and the Komets confirmed the signing. Det ...

May 23, 2019 8:50 pm

On K's, Kings and Kelly Cup finals

I posited the idea last week that an affiliation between the Komets and NHL's Los Angeles Kings could be a potentially good union, now that the Kings' ECHL affiliate, the Mancheste ...

May 23, 2019 12:00 am

New local hockey team unveiled

Plans were formally unveiled for the new junior hockey team in Fort Wayne today. It will be named the Fort Wayne Spacemen and have orange-and-black colors, a nod to the local professional team, the Komets.

May 20, 2019 10:39 am

Spacemen hope to fill local hockey 'gap'

The Fort Wayne Spacemen will play in the United States Premier Hockey League beginning this season.

May 20, 2019 5:10 pm

Nagle looking good for ECHL's Walleye

I dare say I've covered more Pat Nagle games that anyone. And, of course, I've watched closely what he's done this postseason. I've never seen his game at this level. Tonight, he ...

May 18, 2019 11:00 pm

More on Boudreau, K's coaching search

I know you’re all eagerly anticipating some news on the Komets’ coaching opening. I wish I had more to tell you but the Komets are still doing their due diligence. I ...

May 17, 2019 9:40 pm