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Colin Chaulk, left, and Bobby Phillips celebrate after Chaulk scores a first-period goal Wednesday. The Komets lost 4-2 to Port Huron, though.

Komets lose 4-2

They give up four unanswered goals to Port Huron

Hmm, Fort Wayne coach Al Sims commended his team for its play, after a 4-2 loss to the Port Huron Icehawks.

Sims pointed to the Komets' 42 shots as all the evidence he needed.

Hmm.

That's all I can say.

Hmm.

The Komets gave up four unanswered goals, and they had some bad defensive breakdowns. They had 42 shots but, unlike Sims, I didn't think there were all that many quality chances.

Matt Syroczynski infused some life into the offense -- he had a goal and an assist -- but it was a bit short-lived.

It just seems the Komets need more energy. What do you think?

Speaking of Syroczynski, who was on a line with Colin Chaulk and Justin Chwedoruk, he said Norfolk of the American Hockey League could recall him later in the season.

  • Komets captain Guy Dupuis, the team's all-time leader in games played, skated in his 900th match, regular season and playoffs combined.
  • In case you missed it, check out Ben Smith's story on Bobby Phillips.
  • Port Huron coach Stan Drulia won his 127th game, tying him for second all time in franchise history with Bob McCammon. Ted Garvin won 169.
  • Finally, click here to see Sam Hoffman's excellent slideshow from the Komets' game.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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