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by KEN ULLYOT

We hope that the injury jinx which seemed to plague us last season has run its course: Cal Purinton, Len Thornson, Reg Primeau, Ted Wright, Ivan Robertson to mention a few were players who missed a great deal of action last year while many others played with injuries which would normally have put them out of the line-up.

Read more: The Komet Story 1969-70


In the 1958-59 season (Ullyot's first year at the helm) the Komets finished second to Louisville in regular League play and then lost out to the same Rebels in six games of the final series for the Turner Cup.

Read more: Ken Ullyot Enters HisThird Season


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

maisonneuve 1963-64By Bud Gallmeir

 Muskegon, Mich. The land of Make Believe has lost its fascination. Fantasy-has faded into oblivion. Fact has become more unbelievable than fiction. All because of 13 courageous guys who just won't be beatenWe saw it happen, but are not yet. fully convinced it did. A five goal deficit in a hockeygame represents an insurmountable obstacle something akin to trailing in a football game by five touchdowns. Or like climbing Pike's Peak with skates.

How can you score six straight goals against a hockey club with the weapons Muskegon has without retaliation? You can't. But the Komets did.

Read more: We Saw it Happen, But Did It Really?


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

April 20, 1963 Sports Onceover

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By Bud Gallmeier

MINNEAPOLIS- Sometimes it's the littlethings in sports which are resposible for the most significant developments.

A batter may alterhis hitting stance a fraction of an inch and add 100 points to his average. A slight change in pitching motion - or on the grip of the ball - may make a 20-game winner out of a tired bullpen pitcher.

Read more: Two Little Changes Help Chuck, Komets


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Saturday April 13,1963

 

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By Bud Gallmeier

The series that came pretty close to not being played at all, opens tonight at the Memorial Coliseum.

That's right. For four hectic hours Wednesday there was more than a little doubt that Minneapolis would play for the Turner Cup, symbolic of the playoff championship in the International Hockey League.

Read more: Minneapolis Balked Over Playing Series


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Saturday October 24, 1964

Bud GallmeirBy Bud Gallmeier

For the first time since Don Westbrook slipped the puck in behind a sprawling Chuck Adamson back on April 21, hockey returns to the Memorial Coliseum tonight.

Westbrook was the "villain" who snapped the Komets' reign as Turner Cup champions of the International Hockey League at the minimum range - one year.

Read more: IHL Champions Have "New Look"


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Oct. 1968

jim shaw Jim Shaw, who he? That appeared to be the question on everybody's mind as the lights went down low and Bob Chase announced the Fort Wayne Komets' starting lineup for their opening 1968-69 International Hockey League game last night

at Memorial Coliseum and listed Jim Shaw as the starting goaltender.

Read more: Goalie Jim Shaw Stars as Komets Beat Flags, 2-1


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Oct. 1963

 

Cal Puriton John Davidson "I'm impressed with all of them" That was Kometcoach-general manager Ken Ullyot's response today when asked about the rookies in the Komet training camp.

Read more: Ullyot Impressed With rookie Crop

Pound for pound, one of the finest players to ever skate for the Fort Wayne Komets .... left winger Johnny Goodwin. He was called "Jumbo" by all his friends, and he had plenty of them, even while playing. John was a player who only knew one hundred per cent.

Read more: "Jumbo"

 Fort Wayne, Indiana — April 23,1963

Fort Wayne Komet captain Eddie Long skates first ever Turner Cup around the Memorial Coliseum ice fol­lowing the K's 4 to 2 victory over the Minneapolis Millers in the champ­ionship series. Although the Komets had won the Huber Trophy in the 1959-60 season, this was the first Turner Trophy (since renamed "CUP," and redesigned) in K's history

Read more: K's FIRST Turner Cup