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Much worse from this angle; weird feeling tonight

PORT HURON, Mich. -- This is the video that the IHL's vice-president of hockey operations, Brad Jones, saw when determining Justin Hodgman of Fort Wayne deserved a two-game suspension. It is much worse from this angle.

It's about 40 minutes before tonight's Game 4 at McMorran Arena -- the Komets trail the Icehawks 2-1 -- and there is no one here. And I mean no one.

Here's hoping it's just a late-arriving crowd.

I have a weird feeling about the game, like it's going to be a blowout for somebody. I just don't know for whom.

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