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Ice Chips

  • Szydlowski would like bigger role with K's
    Shawn Szydlowski, who re-signed with the Komets today, said he hopes to have a top-line type of role this season.
  • AHL could be coming to town
    There is a possibility the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters and Grand Rapids Griffins will play an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 4.
  • Szydlowski returns to Komets
    Right wing Shawn Szydlowski has agreed to terms and will return to the Komets in 2014-15, the club announced today.

Total domination

It might not be the best back-to-back periods the Komets have played this season. But it can't be far off.

Two periods are history now in Memorial Coliseum, and the Komets have thoroughly jailed the Lumberjacks. It's 4-0 -- Konstantin Shafranov cashed a rebound 47 seconds in, and Danko Mironovic scored a shorthanded goal at 4:18 -- and the Lumberjacks haven't gotten so much as a sniff at the other end. Haun's faced 18 shots but hasn't really been tested; the Komets' defense is taking away all the angles, diving to block shots and gobbling up every loose puck in their own end.

More later.

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