Demonz and Komets renew affiliation
Dayton, OH - The Dayton Demonz, proud member of the Federal Hockey League (FHL), are pleased to announce a working affiliation agreement for the 2013-2014 season with the ECHL member, Fort Wayne Komets. The Komets are also in the process of finalizing a NHL affiliate at press time.
Today, DEMONZ Director of Operations Paul Contreras resigned the agreement on behalf of DEMONZ Owner Barry Soskin, and this continues a great working agreement that started in 2012 with the Komets.
This partnership will benefit both the Demonz and Komets with the development of players ready to play at the next level.
The Komets are entering their 61st season in existence, In the past 60 seasons of Komet Hockey in Fort Wayne, there have been 12 regular season championships (9 IHL, 3 UHL), 12 Division Titles (8 IHL and 4 UHL) and 9 championship titles (7 IHL Turner Cups, 1 UHL Colonial Cup, 1 CHL President's Cup), The Komets are currently a member of the East Coast Hockey League.
The Dayton DEMONZ enter there second season in the Federal Hockey League @ Hara Arena, and were FHL Western Divisional Champions during the 2012-2013 season.
“I am very pleased to have our club working with such a first class organization such as the Fort Wayne Komets. They are one of, if not, the top organization in all of minor pro hockey,” Demonz Owner Barry Soskin stated, “Head Coach Gary Graham and owners, David and Michael Franke, run a great program there and it is no wonder they compete for a championship every season.”
Komets General Manager and Co-Owner David Franke added, “The hockey tradition continues this season with the Dayton Demonz. This agreement will be beneficial to both teams. Fort Wayne will send players to Dayton out of the Komets training camp. If the Komets get short-handed, we will ask the Demonz for help. The Komets will never take more than one player at a time. We don’t want to hurt Dayton’s roster. They need to be competitive and Fort Wayne understands that.