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Fort Wayne Komets
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City: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
League: ECHL
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: North Division[1]
Founded: 1952
Home Arena: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Colors: Orange, black and white

              

Owner(s): Franke family
Head Coach: Flag of Canada Al Sims
Media: WOWO (1190 AM)
WKJG (1380 AM)
Affiliates: TBD
Franchise history
1952–1999 (IHL): Fort Wayne Komets
1999-2010 (UHL/IHL): Fort Wayne Komets
2010-2012 (CHL): Fort Wayne Komets
2012-present (ECHL): Fort Wayne Komets
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 12 (1959–60, 1962–63, 1972–73, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008-09)
Conference Championships: 1 (2011-2012,CHL)
Turner Cups: 7 (1963, 1965, 1973, 1993, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Ray Miron President's Cup: 1 (2012)
Colonial Cups: 1 (2003)

The Fort Wayne Komets are a professional minor league ice hockey team that plays in the ECHL.[2] The team was previously a member of the Central Hockey League and the International Hockey League. The Komets also were a member of the previous incarnation of the International Hockey League from 1952 until 1999, when they joined the UHL (which took the IHL name in 2007). They have won seven post-season championship titles in the IHL in 1963, 1965, 1973, 1993, 2008, 2009 and 2010, one in the UHL in 2003, and one in the CHL in 2012. They play their home games at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The current Komets franchise (formerly the Flint Spirits) replaced the original Fort Wayne Komets that relocated and became the Albany Choppers in 1990 before folding in that same season. In all of North American professional hockey, only the Original Six teams of the NHL and the Hershey Bears of the AHL have played continuously in the same city with the same name longer than the Komets.

Retired numbersEdit

Franchise recordsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed CHL regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; * = still active with the team

Updated at completion of 2010-2011 season

Player Pos GP G A Pts
Len Thornson C 763 412 807 1219
Eddie Long RW 801 425 427 852
Colin Chaulk* C 581 187 497 684
Terry McDougall C 507 249 395 644
Colin Chin C 660 246 390 636
Guy Dupuis D 1040 140 454 594
John Goodwin LW 480 200 387 587
Reg Primeau C 452 200 342 542
Merv Dubchak RW 437 321 218 539
Robbie Laird LW 520 223 276 499

Regular seasonEdit

  • Most goals in a season: Merv Dubchak, 72 (1965–66)
  • Most assists in a season: Len Thornson, 93 (1966–67)
  • Most points in a season: Len Thornson, 139 (1966–67) & Terry McDougall, 139 (1978–79)
  • Most penalty minutes in a season: Andy Bezeau, 590 (1995–96)
  • Most wins in a season: Kevin St. Pierre, 43 (2003–04)
  • Most shutouts in a season: Kevin Reiter, 7 (2007–08) & Kevin St. Pierre, 7 (2003–04)

Team recordsEdit

  • On March 28, 2008, the Komets set a new professional hockey record of 23 straight home wins. They defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 4–3. The record ended at 25.
  • On April 12, 2008, the Komets set a new Fort Wayne hockey record of 56 wins in a season. The previous record of 53 was set in 2003-2004.
  • On May 15, 2010, the Komets defeated the Flint Generals in Game Five of the IHL Turner Cup Finals to win the series, 4 games to 1, earning the Komets a "three-peat" after winning the Turner Cup in 2008 and 2009 as well.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Season League GP W L T OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Playoffs
1952–53 IHL 60 20 38 2 0 42 182 244 Did Not Qualify
1953–54 IHL 64 29 30 5 63 203 220 Lost in Quarterfinals
1954–55 IHL 60 22 37 1 45 181 235 Did not qualify
1955–56 IHL 60 29 29 2 60 272 219 Lost in Semifinals
1956–57 IHL 60 25 29 8 64 170 177 Did not qualify
1957–58 IHL 64 28 28 8 64 213 224 726 Lost in Semifinals
1958–59 IHL 60 32 27 1 65 236 213 571 Lost in Finals
1959–60 IHL 68 50 16 2 102 312 187 1102 Lost in Finals
1960–61 IHL 69 31 35 3 65 304 265 899 Lost in Round Robin
1961–62 IHL 68 33 31 4 70 265 245 1054 Did not qualify
1962–63 IHL 70 35 30 5 75 283 255 591 Won Championship
1963–64 IHL 70 41 28 1 83 322 264 935 Lost in Finals
1964–65 IHL 70 40 25 5 85 344 240 969 Won Championship
1965–66 IHL 70 38 26 6 82 312 259 Lost in Semifinals
1966–67 IHL 72 40 31 1 81 274 234 Lost in Finals
1967–68 IHL 72 30 29 13 73 282 272 Lost in Semifinals
1968–69 IHL 72 24 33 15 63 235 262 Lost in Semifinals
1969–70 IHL 72 26 38 8 60 241 266 Lost in Quarterfinals
1970–71 IHL 72 28 32 12 68 221 233 Lost in Quarterfinals
1971–72 IHL 72 37 33 2 76 291 244 Lost in Semifinals
1972–73 IHL 74 48 23 3 99 308 219 Won Championship
1973–74 IHL 76 31 45 0 62 245 305 Did not qualify
1974–75 IHL 76 26 44 6 58 247 313 Did not qualify
1975–76 IHL 78 28 36 14 70 289 309 Lost in Semifinals
1976–77 IHL 78 32 36 10 74 301 311 Lost in Semifinals
1977–78 IHL 80 40 23 17 97 305 287 Lost in Semifinals
1978–79 IHL 80 45 29 6 96 386 327 Lost in Semifinals
1979–80 IHL 80 40 27 13 93 343 311 Lost in Finals
1980–81 IHL 82 37 30 15 89 337 303 Lost in Semifinals
1981–82 IHL 82 35 41 6 81 368 375 Lost in Semifinals
1982–83 IHL 82 45 26 11 103 377 344 Lost in Semifinals
1983–84 IHL 82 52 23 7 112 371 273 Lost in Semifinals
1984–85 IHL 82 37 34 11 90 339 327 Lost in Semifinals
1985–86 IHL 82 52 22 8 112 345 263 Lost in Finals
1986–87 IHL 82 48 26 8 104 343 285 Lost in Semifinals
1987–88 IHL 82 48 30 4 100 343 310 Lost in Quarterfinals
1988–89 IHL 82 46 30 6 98 293 274 Lost in Semifinals
1989–90 IHL 82 37 34 11 85 316 345 Lost in Quarterfinals
1990–91 IHL 83 43 35 5 91 369 335 Lost in Finals
1991–92 IHL 82 52 22 3 5 112 340 287 Lost in Quarterfinals
1992–93 IHL 82 49 27 2 4 104 339 294 2165 Won Championship
1993–94 IHL 81 41 29 11 0 93 347 297 1792 Lost in Finals
1994–95 IHL 81 34 39 8 0 76 296 324 1541 Lost in Quarterfinals
1995–96 IHL 82 39 35 8 0 86 276 296 2267 Lost in Quarterfinals
1996–97 IHL 82 28 47 7 0 63 223 318 2412 Did not qualify
1997–98 IHL 82 47 29 6 0 100 270 243 1675 Lost in Quarterfinals
1998–99 IHL 82 33 33 16 0 82 250 280 2615 Lost in Quarterfinals
1999–00 UHL 74 40 27 7 0 87 281 251 1504 Lost in Semifinals
2000–01 UHL 74 42 26 6 0 90 261 253 1566 Lost in Semifinals
2001–02 UHL 74 37 24 13 0 87 227 215 1432 Did not qualify
2002–03 UHL 76 44 21 11 0 99 249 191 1717 Won Championship
2003–04 UHL 76 53 17 6 0 112 281 180 1687 Lost in Semifinals
2004–05 UHL 80 51 24 5 0 107 274 211 1708 Lost in Finals
2005–06 UHL 76 44 26 0 6 94 258 206 1760 Lost in Quarterfinals
2006–07 UHL 76 51 21 0 4 106 263 187 1932 Lost in Semifinals
2007–08 IHL 76 56 12 6 2 120 280 186 1978 Won Championship
2008–09 IHL 76 46 18 3 9 104 288 213 1678 Won Championship
2009–10 IHL 76 50 21 1 4 105 263 183 1589 Won Championship
2010–11 CHL 66 31 27 5 3 70 187 204 1352 Lost in Quarterfinals
2011–12 CHL 66 40 19 1 6 83 228 187 1272 Won Championship
2012–13 ECHL 72 33 35 1 3 70 205 246 1385 Did not qualify
2013–14 ECHL 72 36 24 7 5 84 215 215 954 Lost in Conference Semifinals
2014–15 ECHL 72 48 18 2 4 102 251 200 1033 Lost in Conference Semifinals
2015–16 ECHL 72 40 23 7 2 89 240 200 1196 Lost in Conference Finals

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