Komets re-sign Schrock, Embach

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Komets announced Monday that forwards Kaleigh Schrock and Mike Embach have agreed to terms and will be returning to Fort Wayne for the 2014-15 campaign.

Schrock, 29, will be entering his sixth consecutive season with the Komets and as a pro and will be returning as Komet captain. The Fort Wayne native began his pro career in 2009-10 helping Fort Wayne to the IHL Turner Cup championship. Schrock also earned a championship with Fort Wayne while a member of the Central Hockey League in 2011-12. The right winger has collected several Komet team awards including the Rookie of the Year Award in 2009-10, the True Komet Award in 2010-11, is a three-time recipient of the Komets’ Mr. Hustle Award and repeated as Fort Wayne’s True Komet Award winner last season while leading the Komets with 158 penalty minutes and scoring 13 points (5g-8a) in 68 games.

Embach, 26, will be entering his fourth pro season this year. The left winger started last season with Cincinnati and Gwinnett before being traded to Fort Wayne in December where he finished the season with career highs of 28 goals, 25 assists and 53 points in 68 ECHL games. Embach also led the Komets in post-season play with five assists (tied with Shawn Szydlowski). The Orland Park, Ill. native was honored last season with Fort Wayne’s Unsung Hero Award at the end of the season.