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Different game, same Syro, possible new owner

FLINT, Mich. -- So much for boring, ugly, defensive hockey.

Late in the first period of Game 3 of the Turner Cup Finals, it's tied at 3.

It has been back and forth, with a lot of exciting goals. The biggest stars so far: Fort Wayne's Matt Syroczynski, who has a hat trick, and Flint's Matt Moffat with a goal and an assist.

Funny thing about this is, Tuesday, our columnist, Ben Smith, asked me who I thought would be Playoff MVP if the series stayed its course. I said that Nick Boucher would be the obvious choice but that Syroczynski deserved some consideration. This is why: In 10 playoff games, he now has nine goals and 12 points, and that ain't bad.

  • According to The Flint Journal, potential new owners for the Generals could be in the building tonight -- click here to read -- and they may be from Indiana. I'm not sure if that supports or disproves my guess: Ron Geary, the Louisville, Ken., businessman who owns the Evansville Icemen of the All-American Hockey League. He is supposed to get an IHL team in 2011-12, and I think the IHL might be pushing him to take over the Generals and then move that franchise to Evansville. At first, I thought, why would a person do that? But then, if you think about it, it makes some sense. If he thought he could make any money here., it would give him a year to get the right personnel in place and have them set the foundation for the 2011-12 season. Or, I could be way off.

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