Kyle Hope Signs With ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets, Hits Scoresheet In First Game
Kyle Hope of Blenheim will be stepping into pro hockey after the University of Windsor Lancers veteran signed a PTO with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets.
Hope was the leading scorer for the Windsor Lancers this season collecting a team high 11 goals and 28 points for the Lancers in 27 games.
He joined the Komets for their game Wednesday against the Wichita Thunder, hitting the scoresheet on Fort Wayne’s first goal, collecting an assist on the goal. Wichita won the game 3-2 in a shootout.
Hope has spent five seasons with the Windsor Lancers, after a five year OHL career with the Oshawa Generals and Owen Sound Attack.
He played two American Hockey League games with the Lake Erie Monsters following his final OHL season in 2013-2014 before starting his Usports career.
Fellow Blenheim product Jamie Schaafsma also plays for Fort Wayne, serving as their captain.
Thamesville’s Trent Fox signed with Fort Wayne prior to the season, but was released and later skated with Hope for the University of Windsor.