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Ice Chips

  • Coverage of Game 2 loss
    READING, Pa. -- Only nine goals have been scored in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series between the Komets and Reading Royals, which is tied at 1. Two of those goals were into empty nets.
  • Video, recap of Game 2 loss
      READING, Pa. -- It was a pretty sour Komets locker room after the 4-2 loss at Santander Arena. They wanted to win. They believe they could win. So why didn't they win?
  • Komets lose to Reading in Game 2
    READING, Pa. – The Komets came to Reading hoping to get one of the first two games.They accomplished that feat.And they had a chance to get two before the Royals' Brandon Blandina broke open a tied game 15:55 into the third

Snoozer so far

At the end of one period at Game 1 of the Turner Cup Finals, it's scoreless.

And it's been boring.

Both teams seem to be playing too carefully, and the Komets don't look as if they're playing at full speed. They gave up on a couple icings they could have beat out.

The Fort Wayne penalty kill looked good, though, going 2 for 2.

  • Flint's Ben Boudreau was injured early, thanks to a hit by David Hukalo, who got an interference penalty from referee Jim Hawthorne.
  • The Komets scratched Mitch Woods from the lineup and replaced him with Brad MacMillan.
  • The public-address system was failing before the game because it was struck by lightning, and some fans are still having trouble understanding anything being said on the home side.

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