The East Coast Hockey League Fort Wayne Komets have placed former Vernon Vipers forward Marcus Basara on waivers.
Basara attended the University of Alaska-Fairbanks before signing his first professional contract with the East Coast Hockey League Allen Americans August 24th 2017.
Basara started the season with the Americans, never played a game, was invited to the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda training camp in September. Basara was released during camp, before returning to the Americans. The Americans traded Basara to the East Coast Hockey League Jacksonville IceMen October 10th 2017 before the 2017-18 regular season started. Basara never played a game with the IceMen before being placed on waivers. Basara was claimed off waivers by the East Coast Hockey League Orlando Solar Bears November 20th 2017. Basara collected one assist in four games with the Solar Bears before being released November 30th 2017. Basara would return to Allen after signing with the Americans for a second time this season, December 10th 2017. In 18 games with the Americans Basara collected (3-goals-3-assists-6-points) was traded to Wheeling February 17th 2018. Basara was released March 12th 2018. In 6 games with the Nailers Basara picked up (1-goal-3-assists-4-points). Basara signed with the Komets March 15th 2018 Played in 5 games collected (2-goals-1-assist-3-points).
Basara played parts of the two seasons in Vernon (2010-2012) before being traded along with Connor Hartley & future considerations to the Alberta Junior Hockey League Okotoks Oilers on November, 28th 2011 for Ben Gamache. Basara would finish his junior career with the West Kelowna Warriors. In 80 games with the Vipers Basara collected (18-goals-27-assists-45-points).
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Komets first two home playoff dates set
The Komets announced today that the first two home playoff games have been slated for Saturday, April 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 15 at 6:00pm. The Komets have clinched home ice advantage for their first round of the ECHL Western Conference quarterfinals series and dates for games 3-7 will be announced when the opponent is determined.
The Komets also announced today that defenseman Cody Sol has been activated from injured reserve and is expected to be in the lineup tonight (Wed. March 28) when the Komets host the Kansas City Mavericks at 7:30pm. Sol has scored seven goals and 46 points in 27 games, leads the Komets with 105 penalty minutes and ranks fifth among ECHL defensemen with +27.
In an additional player move, the Komets have placed forward Marcus Basara on waivers. Basara scored two goals and three points in five games.