K's Grab Turner Conference Title; Playoffs Open Friday At Rapid City

By Dean Pantazi

March 25, 2012 Updated Mar 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM EST

FORT WAYNE (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Bobby Chaumont notched a pair of goals and Colin Chaulk had a goal and four assists to lead the Komets to their 6-2 win over Dayton Sunday night, a win that clinched first place in the Central Hockey League Turner Conference on the final day of the regular season.

Kaleigh Schrock, Chris Auger, and Tom Mele also scored for the K's who now open play in a best of seven series with Rapid City in South Dakota next Friday night despite being the top seed, because the Memorial Coliseum is unavailable.

For highlights, postgame comments, and season player award presentations, click on the video icon on the screen above.

The schedule for the Komets-Rapid City plaoff series:
Friday, March 30 -- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 9:05pm
Saturday, March 31 -- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 9:05pm
Wednesday, April 4 -- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 5 -- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm
(if necessary)
Sunday, April 8 -- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 6pm
Tuesday, April 10 -- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 8:35pm
Thursday, April 12 -- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm

Komet Player Awards:
Bud Gallmeier Memorial Trophy/Community Service Award
Selected for community service and dedication to the game of hockey in memory of long-time Komet beat writer Bud Gallmeier.
Winner: BRENT HENLEY

Wiegmann Family "True Komet" Award
This award exemplifies team spirit and positive attitude on and off the ice.
Winner: COLIN CHAULK

NOB Brick Award
This award goes to the Stonewall Defensive Forward of the season.
Winner: BRETT SMITH

Mr. Hustle Award
This award honors the memory of Cliff and Jean Fell, Jim and William Fell, and Pat Curtis, long-time Komet fans. The Komets "Mr. Hustle" award takes into account a player’s personal statistics (goals, assists, on-ice hits at home) and a player's overall up-tempo style of game.
Winner: KALEIGH SCHROCK (Third straight season)

Unsung Hero Award
This is the "5/30" award in tribute to Robbie Irons and Terry Pembroke, two longtime Komet players and members of the Komet Hall of Fame. This award is given to the player whose hard work, dedication to his teammates and love of the game is in the true spirit of Komet legends Robbie Irons and Terry Pembroke.
Winner: BRENT HENLEY / BRETT SMITH

6th award: Komet Kuarters Most Improved Player Award
Winner: STEPHON THORNE

7th award: Komet Defenseman Of The Year
Winner: BRENT HENLEY / FRANKIE DEANGELIS

8th award: Komet Rookie Of The Year
Winner: CHRIS AUGER

9th award: Most Valuable Player
This award is known as the Foss Folk Memorial Trophy. The award continues to be sponsored by the Foss Folk family and is voted on by the Komet players themselves.
Winner: NICK BOUCHER




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