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Ice Chips

  • K's drop to 4th in rankings
    After getting soundly defeated by the Toledo Walleye twice in the last week, the Komets have dropped in my ECHL Power Rankings. Idaho now tops the list.
  • A good cause
    The Fort Wayne Freeze, the police department team, will take on the Cincinnati Firefighter Hockey Club at Memorial Coliseum at 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • No defense, no win for Komets
      TOLEDO, Ohio – In what has been a largely excellent start to the season, the Toledo Walleye has proved problematic for the guys in orange and black.
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P.C. Drouin in a 2009 game against Bloomington.

Milestones and other stuff

A few odds, ends and items of mild interest as the Komets head into a critical three-game home stand:

  • Kudos to P.C. Drouin. The Komets forward picked up his 500th career assist Friday in the 4-1 victory over Bloomington.
  • The Komets set a season high for the IHL Sunday with their 56-shot assault on Flint goalie Sergei Zvyagin in a 3-2 loss. Sean O'Connor, in addition, had a league-high 12 shots. The team record for shots on goal is 80, set in 1965 in a 12-1 win over Dayton. The Komets lead the league in shots with a per-game average of 35.05.
  • Konstantin Shafranov was in street clothes for Sunday's loss, thanks to the dreaded Bug That's Going Around. Komets coach Al Sims says he'll be back for Wednesday's game against Bloomington.

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