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Own goal? What is this? Soccer?

So, here's what I want to happen tonight. I want the Komets' Justin Hodgman to score two goals, just so I can coin a new phrase: The Hodgman Hat Trick -- when you score three goals, including one into your own net.

If you have a better name, I'd love to hear it. Tainted Hat Trick?

The Flint Generals have a 1-0 lead after one period, in Game 2 of the Turner Cup Finals, because Hodgman got to the rebound of a Jake Pence shot and inadvertently shot it into his own net at 18:27.


In all seriousness, this is the type of thing that would fire Hodgman up.

And this game needs some fire. It's been another snoozer, save for one scrum behind the Flint net.

The crowd is absolutely a non-factor, so it's on the fans a little to get fired up, and get their team fired up.

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