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Ice Chips

  • Coverage of Game 2 loss
    READING, Pa. -- Only nine goals have been scored in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series between the Komets and Reading Royals, which is tied at 1. Two of those goals were into empty nets.
  • Video, recap of Game 2 loss
      READING, Pa. -- It was a pretty sour Komets locker room after the 4-2 loss at Santander Arena. They wanted to win. They believe they could win. So why didn't they win?
  • Komets lose to Reading in Game 2
    READING, Pa. – The Komets came to Reading hoping to get one of the first two games.They accomplished that feat.And they had a chance to get two before the Royals' Brandon Blandina broke open a tied game 15:55 into the third

… and now it’s 4-0

Two periods gone in this one, and the Komets are in firm control.

Colin Chaulk’s goal with 27 seconds left in the period pushed it to 4-0, and the Komets are all over Bloomington in shots, 34-16. It’s a sheep-shearin’, as some country coach once said.

One additional note: Don’t look for the team to make any moves with the trade deadline looming Friday. Talked to general manager David Franke between periods, and he says they like the team they have, especially with David Hukalo back and Konstantin Shafranov back from a bout with a virus.

"I think what we see on the ice tonight, with Hukalo back and Shafranov back – including Brandon Warner who’s not playing tonight – for all intents and purposes that will be our Turner Cup playoff team," Franke said.

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