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Ice Chips

  • K's pregame primer
    he Komets are 33-16-4 all-time on Thanksgiving. Fort Wayne is 3-0-0 against Indianapolis, which is winless in seven road games this season.
  • K's fall to 5 in power rankings, get new player
    The Komets have signed Brett Beebe, who was in training camp with them and has been playing with Pensacola of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
  • Things to check out
    For the first time this season, the Komets aren't on top of the Eastern Conference standings. Losing three of five games will do that to a team.

Goalie news? Nope.

Just talked to Komets coach Al Sims and he said he's going to keep his goaltending starter a secret until Thursday, when the Komets play Game 1 of the IHL semifinals against the Port Huron Icehawks.

He's got Nick Boucher, the two-time Cup-winning goalie, or Tim Haun, the IHL's reigning Goaltender of the Year.

Tough call? Not to me. I go Boucher without hesitation. Look what he's done in the playoffs, and he's great against Port Huron.

But we'll see.

  • Komets left wing P.C. Drouin was selected as the IHL's Player of the Month. He tallied five goals and 15 points in 10 games.
  • If you missed tonight's edition of "We've got Game," click the button to the right to hear the replay. Great conversations on the NFL draft with Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star, the upcoming Komets series with Paul Costanzo of the Port Huron Times-Herald and the things we'd like back in sports with Greg Rajan of the Caller-Times in Corpus Christi. It was a fun show.

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