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Ice Chips

  • K's invading AHL camps
    When American Hockey League training camps opened today, there were lots of players under contract to play for the Komets this season who took part.
  • Bachman in Prospects Game
    The USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, in which Karch Bachman of Walcottville, is playing will be on NHL a network at 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • Komets add two players
    The Komets continued to fill out their training camp roster Wednesday with the signings of forward Maxwell Tardy and goaltender Eric Mihalik.

Bad going on awful

The Komets have played five periods on home ice this season ... and they've yet to score a goal.

They trail the Bloomington PrairieThunder 2-0 after two periods at Memorial Coliseum.

Matt McIlvane scored off a rebound, during a power play, in the first period. Kerry Toddington scored in the second period at the end of a 4-on-1 rush.

Immediately after that, Fort Wayne's Brandon Warner got a minor for unsportsmanlike conduct, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct.

I wonder what he was so upset about. Maybe it was that his team just gave up a FOUR-on-ONE rush.


Really, aside from goaltender Kevin Reiter, defenseman Bobby Phillips and newcomer Chris Francis, not much to speak about. The rest of the players have been pretty invisible.

The best chances have come from P.C. Drouin, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock (twice) and Leo Thomas.

The Komets came out tonight looking like they would establish a physical presence. Olivier Legault and Craig Cescon have gotten into fights. But since then, they've cooled off.

But at least they're not Tulsa. Click here. Something similar happened to the Komets a few years back, and I happened to drive by when the bus was on fire. I ended up giving Kevin St. Pierre a lift to the game in Kalamazoo. But this fire sounds like it was much worse.

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