- Here are some photos from practice courtesy of Dianne Webster:
Note: The rest of this blog post has black text on a white background. Obvious operator error by me that I can't figure out how to correct. Sorry if it causes a problem in seeing or reading the info. Will hopefully have it resolved by tomorrow.
- The ECHL announced the following fines yesterday as a result of the incident in warmups on Sunday. Allen’s Dyson Stevenson and Spencer Asuchak and Fort Wayne’s Gabriel Beaupre have each been fined an undisclosed amount as a result of their actions during pre-game warm-ups. In addition, both the Allen and Fort Wayne coaches and organizations have been put on notice that any further incidents during warm-ups will result in additional discipline. Here is what Allen coach Steve Martinson had to say about the incident. "Our players got tired of the their guys warming up on our side of the ice. It happened in both games. In 20 years of coaching I have not seen anything like that. Our position is very clear, if something happens to a Fort Wayne player on our side of the red line it is on Fort Wayne. There will probably be more collisions if they keep warming up on our side. Now that the league has made it clear to both teams there will be a fine if players cross the red line, that should be the end of the problem."
- The Komets will arrive in Allen today and they will be taking the bus. No, not the 1000 miles the Americans travel on Big Red. The account I saw said Fort Wayne will travel by bus to Chicago (150 miles) and then fly to Dallas.
- Here is the latest story from Justin Cohn of the the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. A view from the other side titled, "Down 0-2, Komets not opposed to extra time off".....http://www.journalgazette.net/sports/professional/komets/Down-0-2--Komets-not-opposed-to-extra-time-off-13104388
- After the Rougned Odor incident with Jose Bautista of Toronto, Brian McCormack, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Idaho Steelheads talked to Steelheads coach Neil Graham about the baseball fracas and how it relates to fighting in hockey. It is a great read. http://www.idahosteelheads.com/blog/steelheads-news/speaking-steelheads-scraps/
- Below is a story written by Blake Sebring (news-sentinel.com) that talks about the "Black Aces" in hockey which refers to those players in the playoffs that are healthy scratches and not in the lineup. They are a key component to every team and must always be prepared to step in when needed. Here is Blake's story, "Komets' Black Aces adding more than depth".....http://www.news-sentinel.com/sports/komets/Komets---Black-Aces--adding-more-than-depth
- The Eastern Conference finals resume tonight as South Carolina is at Wheeling. The series is tied 1-1. It will be interesting to see how the the Stingrays rebound after blowing a three goal lead in the last six minutes of game two and then losing in double overtime. Check out this story written by Andrew Miller from The Post and Courier in Charleston, "Stingrays put Game 2 collapse behind them as series shifts to Wheeling.".....http://www.postandcourier.com/20160517/160519451/stingrays-put-game-2-collapse-behind-them-as-series-shifts-to-wheeling