You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Ice Chips

  • Komets sign three players
    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming season.
  • Komets sign defenseman James Martin
    The Komets have signed defenseman James Martin, who spent last season with the Alaska Aces and won the ECHL championship.
  • Komets sign forward Pistilli
    The Komets have signed forward Matthew Pistilli and reached an agreement with Konstantin Shafranov to be an assistant coach for a second straight season.

Surgery for Shafranov

Komets left wing Konstantin Shafranov underwent surgery today to repair a broken bone in an undisclosed area, general manager David Franke said.

Shafranov, who has missed the last four games with a concussion, will be out until at least mid-December. Depdending on the outcome of this surgery, it could be longer now.

Shafranov has two goals and six point in nine games. He suffered the concussion when he was elbowed by Dayton's Greg Labenski, who received a five-game suspension for the act.

  • Our friends at Huntington County Sports had Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock on the air: Click here, and he's at about the 42:00 mark.

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