Sunday, February 3, 2019

Alex Darmonkow Takes the Plunge for the Komets

Dedicated adventurers headed to the causeway Sunday afternoon as Selwyn Polarfest wrapped up with the annual BEL Rotary Polar Plunge. Each team or individual raised pledges for charities of their choice before lining up to jump into the cold waters of Chemong Lake. This year's theme was Hockey Plunge in Canada, with many jumpers dressing up in themed costumes. Over its 39 years, nearly $1 million has been raised for area charities. - taken from the Peterborough Examiner
The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program was represented by one of our faithful on-ice volunteers, Alex Darmonkow, who took the plunge. Alex is one of our goalie coaches who attends Trent University. THANK YOU, Alex, for freezin' for the Komets. Next year I might even join you!

THANK YOU to those who supported Alex!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough Grant

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program was thrilled to receive the following notification from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough:
"We are delighted to confirm that the Moustache Fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is making a grant of $2,350.00 to the Kawartha Komets.
The public recognition of grants provided by the Community Foundation builds awareness of our community impact and leads to greater support for the charitable sector in the City and County of Peterborough.

On behalf of the Foundation Board and staff, I wish you continuing success with the Komets."
John Good/Executive Director 
NOTE: The Kawartha Komets are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this season with 4 teams and 60 players. This grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough will be used to further our mission of "providing girls, boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges an opportunity to play the game they love...HOCKEY" and to fulfill our mandate of "Making Dreams Come True".
A heartfelt thank you to the Community Foundation and the Moustache Fund for your generous grant!
David Fisher/President/Kawartha Komets

For more information on the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, please check out their web site at

Friday, January 11, 2019

Two Local Special Needs Hockey Teams Face Off

The Kawartha Komets and the Electric City Maroon and White, two Peterborough special needs hockey organizations faced off against each other again on Saturday, January 5th at the Evinrude Centre.

Who won?  Who cares?  Everybody had a great time and that's what it's all about!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Surprise Visitor Just In From the North Pole

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program welcomed a special, unannounced guest at our December 22nd practice.  We heard a clatter on the roof at the Evinrude Centre and I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.

A great time was had by all!

Far too many photos/players to add captions right now but I'll do my best to add them later!