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Ice Chips

  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.

Streaking K's nab awards, plus league news

The Komets are the hottest team in the IHL -- they are on an 8-0-1 streak -- and it's garnering the team awards.

Tim Haun was selected IHL Goaltender of the Week for the second straight time. And center Colin Chaulk took Player of the Week honors.

Haun was 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .960 save percentage. His 38-save shutout over Flint on Friday was his second straight shutout, and his 15 victories this season matches a personal best set with Huntsville of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2008-09.

Chaulk had three goals and seven points in three games, giving him a team-leading 39 points for the season.

  • Flint's scoreless streak reached an unbelievable stretch of 265 minutes, 20 seconds before former Komets defenseman Jake Pence, not necessarily known for his scoring touch, broke it Saturday. Greg Rajan of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times tells me the team he covers in the Central Hockey League reached 291:57 in 2006.
  • There was an old-fashioned line brawl between Flint and Bloomington over the weekend. For coverage, click here, click here and see video to your right. Bloomington's equipment manager talked about his ejection -- click here -- which came after he exchanged words with Flint's trainer.
  • More on Flint: Tony Tuzzolino has left the team for Italy: Click here.
  • Finally, tonight's edition of "Going the Distance," co-hosted by the Komets' Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, can be heard by going here.

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