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Ice Chips

  • Some must-read stuff
    Komets coach Gary Graham arranges competitions within practices to determine the best breakaway players on his team. And while it's not as risqué as it sounds, one of the games is “strip shootout.”
  • Pretty great highlights
      Check out the video highlights above from the Komets 2-1 victory over the Indy Fuel in an overtime shootout at Memorial Coliseum.
  • K's douse Fuel with shootout win
    Komets forward Eric Faille left the game for a spell in the third period, after he took a stick to the face that required stitches.But he returned and it was a good thing for the Komets; he had one of their two goals in an overtime shootout,

K's leading after 2

There are some things we know about this team

Of this much, we can be sure.

The Fort Wayne Komets aren't afraid to drop the gloves and fight. Six times they've done it in this exhibition game against the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

They have some speed, which they've demonstrated in the waning minutes of the second period, with one odd-man rush after another.

And we know that Konstantin Shafranov can shoot the puck. He put Fort Wayne ahead 2-1 at 13:50 of the second period, when he got to the rebound of a P.C. Drouin shot that ricocheted off the post. Shafranov fired a nifty shot, far-side and low that completely bewildered goalie Matt Lundin.

There's been a lot of excitement in tonight's game.

As I type that, we have a seventh fight -- Colin Chaulk, of all people, against Justin DaCosta. Chaulk gets the win.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at