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K's look to play physically

Sure, the Komets have been taking too many penalties. But they are satisfied with their overall physical style of play in the IHL semifinals, which they trail 2-1 to the Port Huron Icehawks.

Click here to read today's story on that.

  • Sunday was Clint Keller's last hockey game before leaving The Journal Gazette for other endeavors. Click here to see his photos. Good luck, Clint.
  • The Flint Generals trail the Muskegon Lumberjacks 2-0 in the other semifinal series, and it looks as if their road is getting tougher: Click here.
  • The following is gory, so don't look if you're squeamish, but it also sums up why hockey players are the toughest of athletes, and it's not even close: Click here.
  • Today's edition of "We've got Game," with Justin Cohn and Ben Smith, will be awesome. Our lineup of guests will include Komets president Michael Franke, and we will ask him about the future of the IHL. Also, we will have the Pittsburgh Steelers' Trai Essex, Mike Rothstein of, talking about the future of the Big Ten, and's Claire Novak will give us a tutorial on horse racing. You can listen to the show live 6-7 p.m., or you can listen to the replay whenever is convenient. Just use the radio button to the right when you can.

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