Some can last just seconds before the team with the advantage draws a penalty of its own to even the sides. Such circumstances have befallen the Thunder on multiple occasions during the ongoing CHL playoffs. Read more at: kansas.com
Monthly Archives: April 2012
The Komets’ locker room was filled with difference perspectives after their 5-2 loss in Game 5 of the Turner Conference finals Saturday night to the Missouri Mavericks, who led all but 39 seconds of the game to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Read more at: journalgazette.net
He has been battling a neck injury since the opening game of the playoffs, when he was hit into the boards from behind by Rapid City’s Jeff Kyrzakos. Read more at: journalgazette.net
Wichita leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 with the series shifting back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for Game Six on Monday night. Read more →
In a critical Game 5, the Missouri Mavericks rebounded from back-to-back losses to the Fort Wayne Komets with maybe their most complete game of the post-season and certainly the conference finals in a 5-2 victory at the Independence Events Center. Read more →
Players were talking about going to Friday’s Kansas City Royals home game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Goalie Charlie Effinger – who played 82 minutes and 47 seconds in Thursday night’s heartbreaking 5-4 double-overtime loss to Fort Wayne).. Read more at: examiner.net
Missouri started off the series strong with two away wins before traveling back home. Read more →
The game saw the two teams record a combined 31 shots on goal (19 for Texas and 12 for Wichita). Read more →
Tonight’s game is huge for both teams; either Wichita can grab a hold of the series even more and go up 3-1, or Texas can wipe the past away and focus on the 2-2 future. It will be the second straight home game in Texas, which is quite important seeing how every home team has won during this series. Game 5 will be played tomorrow night back in Wichita. Read more →
Texas has one of the best home ice advantages in the CHL playing in the compact and intimate NYTEX Sports Centre. Read more →
On this Date in Playoff History – On this date in 2011 the Fort Wayne Komets beat the Rapid City Rush in overtime 5-4. P.C. Drouin was the hero of the night, netting a hat-trick as well as adding a helper.
Defenseman Frankie DeAngelis had a playmaker as well, earning three assists to help his team overcome the Rush. Read more →
“Absolutely,” DeAngelis said after scoring the game-winning goal at 2:47 of the second overtime Thursday night. “It was a slap pass right on my tape, and all I had to do was control it and put it in. I didn’t want to put it over the net because a couple of seconds before that I was set up for a one-timer and I put it over the net.” Read more at: news-sentinel.com
The Fort Wayne Komets and Missouri Mavericks needed two overtimes to decide things in a wild hockey game on Thursday night that eventually saw the Komets capitalize on a double overtime power play to win 5-4 at the Independence Events Center.
The Lowdown: The Komets got back into the series last night with a 3-1 road win behind a great 31-save performance from Nick Boucher.
Jean-Michel Rizk scored two goals, including the game winner, as Fort Wayne ended the Mavs six-game playoff win streak handing them their first loss of this post-season. Read more →
For Komets majority owner Stephen Franke, this is about as close as it gets to a home game.
His company, Midwest Quality Gloves, is based in Chillicothe, Mo., about a 1 1/2 -hour drive from Independence. He arranged for a bus to bring about 120 of his employees to Game 3 of the Turner Conference finals between the Komets and the Missouri Mavericks. Read more at: journalgazette.net
Two huge mental lapses by the Missouri Mavericks and a never-say-die grittiness displayed by Fort Wayne helped the Komets claim their first victory in the Turner Conference best-of-seven championship series.
The Komets’ Jean-Michel Rizk scored two goals and Leo Thomas put the puck in the back of an empty net in the closing seconds to lead Fort Wayne to a 3-1 victory Wednesday night at the Independence Events Center. The Mavs lead the series 2-1. Read more at: examiner.net
Rapid City Rush general manager Tim Hill already has his shopping list for what will be a milestone year for the Central Hockey League franchise.
“We’re just looking forward to our Year 5, and we’re going to celebrate it right,” Hill said. “We want to create some new interest and reinvent ourselves in terms of entertainment, get a team that we think we can win it all. How great would it be to win it in Year 5?” Read more at: rapidcityjournal.com
Ed McGrane netted the only goal for the Mavericks in the first period and Charlie Effinger stopped 39 of 41 shots by the Komets. Read more →