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Komets agree to terms with three

Wednesday, July 5th
Komets agree to terms with three

Fort Wayne, Ind. - The For Wayne Komets announced the team has inked deals with defenseman Joe Gatenby and rookie forwards Tristan Ashbrook and Darian Pilon for the 2023-24 season.

Gatenby, 26, played last season with Greenville registering 26 points (7g-19a) for the Swamp Rabbits. He is a product of the University of New Brunswick, where he won three USports championships with the Reds. The Kelowna, British Columbia native played junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with Kelowna and Kamloops, where he scored 135 points (25g-110a) and added 199 penalty minutes in 274 games. 

Pilon, 24, skated 66 games at the University of Prince Edward Island, amassing 223 penalty minutes. Before his university career, Pilon played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, collecting 88 points (40g-48a) with 317 penalty minutes in 194 games.

Ashbrook, 24, turned pro last season, skating five games with the Savannah Ghost Pirates notching one assist. The Manistique, Michigan native played one season at RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) before transferring to Michigan Tech. He totaled 58 points (37g-21a) in 128 collegiate games.

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