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WILLIAM SHORT. No. 4—Defense Man Bill Short came to the Komets at Christmas time during the 1954-55 season and has established himself as the out­standing defense man in the IHL.

His early season work at the Defense position has been so outstanding that it has brought the eyes and attention of major league scouts to the Coliseum to see him in action. As a defense man, Short's scoring ability is almost out of this world.

Read more: Meet Your Komets 1955-56


Joe KastelicBig Joe Kastelic is now in his second season with the Komets. Joe is the property of the Buffalo Bisons and is in Fort Wayne on option.

Read more: Komet Koments 1954-55


eddie olsonIf the pre-season training period and the advance preparations necessary to produce a winner are any criterion, Fort Wayne fans can confidently place all of their yearnings and hopes on Eddie Olson, the new Komet Playing Coach.

Read more: Eddie Olson Playing Coach


Pat came into the Komet organization at the end of January last season and immediately added a spark to the team.

Taking over one of the defense positions and making a few changes with his injury riddled squad,

Read more: Pat Wilson 1954-55


chaseWhen you're craving for  that last minute news or  information on Hockey,  the 1190 spot on your  radio dial will grant your wishes.Bob Chase, Sports Director of Westinghouse W.O.W.O. is no newcomer to the sport fans of this area.

Read more: Hockey Jockey Bob Chase 1957-58


1954-55

  Ernie Ashley With a station power of 50,000 Watts, Westinghouse WOWO has carried the story of the Komet games to vast reaches in the United States and Canada and hockey fans throughout the International Hockey League have tuned in when their favorite teams were playing the Komets at Memorial Coliseum to follow their team on their road games.

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  In addition to the word picture of the Komet Hockey games, Ernie Ashley is heard four times daily on various WOWO Sports Programs which are loaded with the latest and most up-to-date sports news activities taking place throughout the world.   The Komet organization is mighty proud to have such a radio personality as Ernie Ashley bringing you the story of hockey. For the latest in sports news and hockey news in particular, may we suggest that you turn your dial to 1190 and enjoy listening to sports with Ernie Ashley.


Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Oct. 26, 1952

By Bob Reed

Toledo's champion Mercurys with a 3-goal attack in the second period, and backed by the stellar goaltending of Bill Tibbs defeated the Fort Wayne Komets in their first hockey venture of the International Hockey League at the Coliseum last night, 4-0 before a crowd of approximately 5,000.

Read more: Toledo Shuts Out Komets, 4-0

by KEN ULLYOT
As we progress through our 13th con-secutive year of hockey in Fort Wayne, it is interesting to take a look at the composition of the International Hockey League when the Komets entered in the fall of 1952. The teams in their order of finish were: the Cincinnati Mohawks, Troy Bruins, Toledo Mercurys,

Read more: The Komet Story 1964-65