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What's The Rock cooking? Fort Wayne

New movie features fictitious local hockey team

I was having some communications with the makers of the upcoming movie "The Tooth Fairy," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, as a hockey enforcer who becomes, well, the Tooth Fairy.

I wanted to find out if any minor-league hockey players we know were extras in the film. I've yet to find any, though the Komets' Leo Thomas turned down the opportunity to be an extra in the movie, after his stint in "The Love Guru."

Anyway, I stumbled upon an interesting note: One of the fictitious teams in "The Tooth Fairy" is the Fort Wayne Roughnecks. That was enough (barely) to take me away from perusing background on another star of the film, Ashley Judd.

Who are the hockey-playing actors on the Roughnecks? Former ECHL player Lada Hampeis, and some guys named Robert Petrie, Adam Kambietz, Trevor Malloy and Mark Coletta.

I'm told this is only a partial list of players, so I'm holding out hope maybe they got Jim Duhart to finally suit up for Fort Wayne.

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