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Komets Hall-of-Famer Pembroke Passes

Komets Legend Terry Pembroke (Photo: Courtesy Komets.com)

SEQUIN, Texas (WOWO): A Fort Wayne Komet legend has died.

Hall-of-Fame defenseman Terry Pembroke died at his home in Sequin, Texas Thursday from complications of cancer.

He spent 12 years with the team, including the 1965 Turner Cup championship.

He was an eight-time all-star and played in 784 regular season games. Pembroke was 70.

The Fort Wayne Komets issued this release:

Former Komet defenseman and Hall-of-Famer Terry Pembroke passed away Thursday night in Sequin, Texas from cancer complications at age 70.

The Toronto, Ontario native made his Fort Wayne debut in 1964 and skated three seasons with the Komets in the International Hockey League before spending two seasons with Omaha of the Central Hockey League. Pembroke returned to Fort Wayne in 1969 where he completed his 12-year Fort Wayne career and established himself as a Komet legend.

Pembroke accumulated 273 assists and 339 points during his career in Fort Wayne and ranks third with 784 regular season games. He ranks sixth all-time with 1,143 penalty minutes and holds the Komet record with eight IHL AllStar Game appearances.

Pembroke helped the Komets to two IHL Huber Trophies in 1972-73 and 1977-78 and won the IHL Turner Cup Championship with the Komets in 1965 and 1973. Pembroke was inducted into the Komets Hall of Fame in 1987. His retired number 5 hangs in the rafters of the Memorial Coliseum to forever remind us of his grit, toughness and dedication to Komet hockey.

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