CONGRATULATIONS to one of our Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program players, Heather Fowler (extreme right. For their challenge, Annie Lawler, Faith Trites-Waldron, Tessa Scates, and Heather Fowler walked from the College to Five Counties Children’s Centre. It took them over three hours, and they raised almost $2,000. An amazing accomplishment. Good for you, Heather and team!
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program was thrilled to learn that our organization was chosen to be part of the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program.
We were the recipients of a generous $1,000 sponsorship and the cheque presentation took place at the Hunter Street branch of Scotiabank in Peterborough. In addition to the sponsorship, Scotiabank provided some excellent "swag" for all our players...toques, skate towels, pucks, hockey tape, luggage tags, etc.
This is not the first time that Scotiabank has supported the Kawartha Komets. They have been very generous to us in the past for which we are very grateful.
Our organization extends a big THANK YOU to Scotiabank for your generosity and for your mandate which states..."We believe Canada’s game should be for all Canadians. That’s why Scotiabank is on a mission to make hockey more diverse, more inclusive and more accessible for all."
For more information on this special Scotiabank program please check out this site:
Friday, December 24, 2021
Recently a mixed Kawartha Komets METEORS and PHOENIX team played the top-rated Under 15 AA girls team in Canada, the local U15 AA Peterborough Ice Kats.
This was the 3rd season that we've enjoyed playing Chris Moher's team and it was an entertaining event as always. Both teams lined up at their blue lines for the national anthem and then Bob Sinclair dropped the puck.
I'm going to state that the game ended in a 5-5 tie but...if the Ice Kats had turned on their jets...it would have been another story. I'll just say that the Ice Kats are an amazing group of girls (or young women) with superb hockey skills. So exciting to watch!
As always though...the Komets were BLAZING!
Monday, October 25, 2021
The Kawartha Komets are excited to announce that the Jack McGee Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac dealership will be sponsoring the Kawartha Komets for the 2021-2022 season.
The Komets have a long-standing relationship with the McGee family and we are grateful for their partnership.
If you're in the market for a new vehicle, be sure to check them out at www.jackmcgee.com
Sunday, October 24, 2021
The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program is pleased to welcome the Ontario Truck Training Academy as our latest sponsor.
Yvette & Dennis Lagrois, owners of OTTA, have been involved with the Komets for several years along with their son Max, and we have enjoyed the association with their family.
THANK YOU for your support of the Kawartha Komets organization and for helping us to achieve our mandate of "Making Dreams Come True".
For more information on the Ontario Truck Training Academy, please check out their website at www.otta.ca
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Looking for a rewarding opportunity, helping the Kawartha Komets to fulfill our mandate..."Making Dreams Come True" for special needs girls, boys, teens, and adults? Please give us a call @ (705) 868-8825 or e-mail us at email@example.com THANK YOU!
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program is hoping for a Return to Play for the 2021-2022 season after missing the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are intending to return to the Komets OR if you are a new player who would like to register for the upcoming season, please complete the Intent to Register form and either mail it to the Komets or send it by e-mail.
Please note: This is not our "official" registration form. It is just an Intent to Register form, letting us know that you are interested in playing for the Komets.
Please click here for the Intent to Register form.
Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our mailing address is:
Kawartha Komets - c/o David & Carol Fisher, 1153 Neptune Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 7S8
Thank you for your interest in the Kawartha Komets.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
To our Kawartha Komets players, families, caregivers, volunteers, board members, referees, and anyone else reading this post.
Every year Kraft sponsors a Kraft Hockeyville contest where arenas across Canada can apply for a $250,000 grant to improve their facility plus the opportunity to host an NHL pre-season game. The four (4) finalists have been chosen and the Bobcaygeon-Verulam Community Centre made the final four. CONGRATULATIONS! It’s exciting that an arena so close to Peterborough could become Kraft’s Hockeyville for 2021. The town of Bobcaygeon has gone through some difficult times due to COVID-19 and they need some GOOD NEWS to celebrate.
Registration to vote for Kraft Hockeyville opened today, Thursday, April 8th, and voting takes place tomorrow, Friday, April 9th. Registration is easy. Just click on the link below and enter the contest. REGISTER TODAY and VOTE TOMORROW.
I’m hoping that our Kawartha Komets “family” will pitch in and vote for Bobcaygeon…a town in the Kawarthas that might, someday, even have a special needs hockey program of their own. Just think…we could drive past a completely renovated and updated arena in Bobcaygeon and know that our vote helped to make it happen.
THANK YOU for helping to make our neighbour, BOBCAYGEON, Kraft Hockeyville 2021.
David Fisher/Director of Communications and Media Relations
Please click on this link to REGISTER!
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Our friend, Lyle Saunders, owner of Peterborough Disability Tax Services, can be a great help to those who claim the disability tax credit or wish to know more about it.
We have used his services and we encourage you to click on the link below and check him out. You'll be glad you did!
Click here to learn more!
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Recently the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program made a sizeable donation of good, used hockey equipment to the First Nations Hockey Equipment Drive. Over the 12 years since the Komets were launched we have received many donations of equipment and our board agreed that to save storage costs we should donate these surplus items. Two van loads of skates and equipment were dropped off last Saturday and these items will be distributed to those who might not be able to afford new equipment.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
It was so refreshing and encouraging to see this photo of our local MPP, Dave Smith, wearing his Kawartha Komets jersey at a meeting with amateur sports organizations. The photo appeared in Dave Smith's ACTION CENTRE NEWS for September 2020.
Thank you, Dave, for your ongoing support of the Komets and for all you do for our riding!
Saturday, August 29, 2020
The Peterborough Wolves floor hockey team have been named the Special Olympics Ontario 2020 Team of the Year.
CONGRATULATIONS to the coaching staff, Ron Cambridge, Joan Moriarty and Andrew Snead and the all the players. Several members of the floor hockey team also play for the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program...Jacob Zitman, Ryan Blinn, Quinten Over, Brandon Allen (Vansickle) and Stone Shearer. Two former Komets are also on the team...Dylan Armstrong and Michael Brioux. We're proud of you all.
The Peterborough Examiner published the following article, written by Mike Davies, this week:
Accolades keep coming for the Peterborough Wolves floor hockey team.
In March they won the gold medal representing Ontario in the A Division of the Special Olympics National Winter Games in Thunder Bay.
On Monday, they were named the Special Olympics Ontario 2020 Team of the Year. They are one of two Peterborough teams honoured this year as the St. Peter Saints traditional basketball team was named School Team of the Year.
“This just caps off the great season we had and our great trip to nationals,” said Wolves coach Ron Cambridge.
“Being recognized by your province just gives us inspiration for next year.”
The Wolves were undefeated in five games at nationals and rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the final to beat British Columbia 4-3 on Michael Brioux’s goal with two seconds left.
“It’s an honour to get this award,” said player Dylan Armstrong, 27.
“It means a lot and means that we are being looked at as a team that’s on the cusp of making it bigger. What made our team special is we all got together and figured out what our weaknesses were and what our strengths were and we put them all together.”
Sunday, August 23, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE - Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
The Board of Directors of the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program voted unanimously to cancel the upcoming 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our players, families, caregivers, volunteers and board members is of paramount importance and we felt that the risks of playing were too great for our organization.
The additional liability insurance that we would require, strict safety protocols that would have to be adhered to, and the fact that some of our players have compromised immune systems were some of the factors that led to us making this very difficult decision.
Over the past weeks we have been in close contact with our governing body, Canadian National Special Hockey, the OHF (Ontario Hockey Federation), Hockey Canada and our local arena personnel. As an organization we are committed to providing a safe “return to play” for our players but at this time we feel we cannot guarantee their safety and well-being.
The Kawartha Komets, founded by Carol Fisher in 2009, just completed our 11th season with four teams, the Saturns, Galaxy, Meteors and Phoenix. Mary McGee, wife of the late Jack McGee, has been the primary sponsor of the Komets since 2013.
We look forward to hitting the ice again for the 2021-2022 season.
For more information on the Kawartha Komets please check our web site at www.kawarthakomets.com If you are interested in playing for the Komets, please go to the web site, click on the registration tab and print off and complete the “Intent to Register” form and mail it to us. The Komets will keep you informed of any further developments.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program wishes to remind people in Peterborough and the surrounding area that ACCESS STORAGE, formerly operating as STORE-N-SAVE, is one of our associate sponsors.
If you are planning on moving in the near future and need a place to store some items or...if you just need a place to keep extra furniture, etc. please consider using ACCESS STORAGE.
The Kawartha Komets have been using the excellent facilities of ACCESS STORAGE for over five (5) years at their location on 1850 Fisher Drive, Peterborough ON K9J 6X6.
"ACCESS STORAGE is Proudly Canadian Owned with over 200 locations from coast to coast. “We are honoured to align ourselves with the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program in this partnership as we value strong community relationships and the Komets’ heartfelt cause to break down barriers to include all in the sport of hockey.”
From a basic 5’x5’ to a large 15’x20’ locker, an interior climate-controlled unit, to an exterior drive-up one, their facility has it all...and with options to suit any budget. All of the premium self-storage features you could require are available at the Access Storage in Peterborough including great service everyday!
For any of your storage needs, we encourage you to contact ACCESS STORAGE by calling 1–855-466-7367 or by visiting their website @ www.accessstorage.ca
THANK YOU, ACCESS STORAGE, for your sponsorship of our special needs hockey program! Your partnership will assist the Kawartha Komets in fulfilling our mandate of "Making Dreams Come True" for our players! - David Fisher.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Five of the team members currently play for the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program...Quinten Over, Ryan Blinn, Jacob Zitman, Stone Shearer and Brandon Van Sickle. Two of the Wolves players are former Komets, Michael Brioux and Dylan Armstrong! You made our city proud of your accomplishments.
Special CONGRATULATIONS to the coaching staff, Joan Moriarty, Andrew Snead and Ron Cambridge!
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
All donors who make a donation of $25.00 or more TODAY will receive an Official Income Tax Receipt.