Morley inks deal with Komets

Burnaby’s Brandon Morley has landed with the Fort Wayne Komets.

The 24-year-old forward was among six players who signed preseason contracts with the East Coast Hockey League club for the 2018/19 season.

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Morley, who played last season with TSV Peissenberg in Germany, will be making his North American pro debut with the Comets, who were Western Conference finalists in 2017/18.

He completed his four-year collegiate commitment with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks two seasons ago, finishing with two goals and 10 assist in 34 games while serving as captain. During his time in Fairbanks, Morley was voted twice to the WCHA all-academic team, and accumulated 14 goals and 24 assists over 139 NCAA games.

He made the move after spending four seasons in the B.C. Hockey League, with stints with the Surrey Eagles and Coquitlam Express. The Komets currently are unaffiliated with any NHL hockey club.

With Peissenberg, Morley finished second overall in team scoring with 19 goals and 25 assists in 26 games.

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