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Ice Chips

  • Some CHL news
    The CHL's Denver Cutthroats have gone dormant for the upcoming season and are looking to secure investors for the 2015-16 season.
  • K's add scoring, toughness
    The Komets were in need of a defenseman who can score and hit and they got one today – and he should be familiar to fans of the team – with the signing of Matt Krug.
  • New digital aid for ECHL fans
    The ECHL has partnered with NeuLion Inc. to provide line and on-demand content to internet-connected devices that will be available on multiple devices, including PCs and iOS.
Over last 4 games
David Hukalo 3 goals, 6 points
Leo Thomas 2 goals, 5 points
P.C. Drouin 2 goals, 5 points
Konstantin Shafranov 1 goal, 4 points
Sean O'Connor 2 goals, 4 points
Guy Dupuis 1 goal, 4 points

Veterans leading the way

The Komets have gone 2-1-1 during their last four games, ramping up their offense along the way.

Leading the charge have been the veterans, plus Sean O'Connor.

David Hukalo, Leo Thomas, P.C. Drouin, Guy Dupuis, Konstantin Shafranov and O'Connor tallied 11 goals and 28 points in four games last week.

"I think our vets are starting to play the way they're capable of," Komets coach Al Sims said. "They're starting to play every night the way we expect them to play. That's what we need. We need them to lead and then, hopefully, our rookies will follow."

  • Sims notched his 300th victory on Thursday. He is the franchise's all-time leader. Greg Puhalski is second with 271.
  • Not a Kevin Bertram fan? This might change your mind: During the last three seasons, he's plus-70, second only to Guy Dupuis' plus-74. This season, though, Bertram is plus-10 and Dupuis is minus-1.
  • Quad-Cities Online has a look at how the Mallards are doing business-wise: Click here.
  • I'll try not to be offended they didn't invite me (just kidding, guys), but Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock's new internet radio show kicks off tonight at 7 p.m.: Click here for details.

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