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Ice Chips

  • Some CHL news
    The CHL's Denver Cutthroats have gone dormant for the upcoming season and are looking to secure investors for the 2015-16 season.
  • K's add scoring, toughness
    The Komets were in need of a defenseman who can score and hit and they got one today – and he should be familiar to fans of the team – with the signing of Matt Krug.
  • New digital aid for ECHL fans
    The ECHL has partnered with NeuLion Inc. to provide line and on-demand content to internet-connected devices that will be available on multiple devices, including PCs and iOS.

From the meetings

The following determinations have been made by the Central Hockey League's Board of Governors:

  • There will be a new tiebreaking procedure this season, particularly relevant since 16 teams -- 16 of 18!! -- will make the postseason. The first tiebreaker will be victories, but they will exclude wins via shootouts. The second tiebreaker will be head-to-head records.
  • The CHL will now enforce a major penalty and a game misconduct for a lateral or blindside hit to an opponent where the head is targeted or the principal point of contact.
  • They will scrape the ice prior to overtime shootouts now.
By the way, I alluded earlier to the possibility of seeing referee Jim Hawthorne in CHL games this season. A little birdie told me that won't be the case. Craig Welker on the other hand ...

We'll just have to wait and see.

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