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Although the Fort Wayne Komets were a hit with the fans, they suffered in the front office. Ken Ullyot was brought in as coach/gm in 1958 and brought Colin Lister along as business manager. Ullyot brought in players like Len Thornson, Lionel Repka, Len Ronson, and Reg Primeau.


 

Len Thornson in a 7up ad

Three Komets the one in the middle is Eddie Long

Action 1953

Ernie Ashley, the first voice of the Komet broadcaster

Billy Short 1955-56

Edgar Blondin, a fan favorite in the 1950's

Voice of the Komets Bob Chase, used to practice with the team and played in a exhibition game.

Here is a shot of the Coliseum when it was new in 1952

The outside of the Coliseum 1952

Eddie Olson 1957-58

John Ferguson 1959-60

Komets from left to right Bob McCusker, Andy Voykin, and John Ferguson

Joe Kastelic

An ad from a 1950's program for the Hobby House Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Eddie Long scores against the Troy Bruins

An ad from the late fifties for Kentucky Fried Chicken, on the right is Dave Thomas, who went on to found Wendy's

Eddie Long 1958-59

Larry McLaren, left, and trainer George Polinuk help injured Eddie Long off the ice

Eddie Long

Eddie Long after he came back with 18 stitches in his head in a game against Toledo

 
 
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