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Ice Chips

  • Szydlowski returns to Komets
    Right wing Shawn Szydlowski has agreed to terms and will return to the Komets in 2014-15, the club announced today.
  • A goalie guess; look at lines
    Roman Will would seem to be the most likely fit to wind up in the ECHL as a goalie, but he's spent the last two seasons in the Czech Republic after an impressive junior career in Moncton. If I had to guess, it would be him.
  • K's sign 2 forwards
    The Komets finalized the signing of forward Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season for Quad City of the CHL, and also announced that they have added forward Brett Beebe to the roster.

MacMillan video ... finally

Finally, video of the Brad MacMillan incident has been uncovered. Click here, and thanks to whomever posted this.

What do I think? I think Dave Van Drunen may have known something was coming, but he was in a defenseless position.

I think a heavy suspension was warranted. Twenty two games might have been a little too severe -- this feels more like 16 to me -- but this is such a short clip. We don't know what happened before or after.

So I'm not going to throw the Central Hockey League under the bus, based on this.

Like I wrote yesterday, a player has to have an opportunity to defend himself, and I don't think this fits the criteria.

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