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Ice Chips

  • Komets score late to win Game 1
    READING, Pa. – Shawn Szydlowski stole the puck in the Reading Royals zone and snapped a shot into the net with 8.1 seconds remaining for a 2-1 Komets victory in Game 1 of best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals series before 3,261 fans
  • Video, recap of Game 1 shocker
      READING, Pa. -- Make sure you check out this video of highlights, including the game-winning goal by Shawn Szydlowski in the Komets' 2-1 victory over the defending-champion Reading Royals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
  • Komets strike back
    READING, Pa. -- The Komets and Reading Royals are tied at 1 after two periods at Santander Arena in the opening game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Game on ... I think

If the puck drops and there's no one there to see it, did the game really happen?

We're a few minutes from the beginning of top-seeded Miami (Ohio) taking on Alabama-Huntsville in the first of two regional hockey semifinals at Memorial Coliseum.

There couldn't be more than 1,300 people here right now. I sure hope they start packing them in later, or this could look a little bad.

Interesting note: The referee tonight is Steve Marofsky, he of the former United and International Hockey League fame.

I have to admit, I get a bit of a kick out of seeing Alabama-Huntsville being a big program. I remember my alma mater, Emory, playing them in some games before they were big time.

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