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Ice Chips

  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.

Let's catch some Zzzzzs

Whew, I bet the Komets are happy about this. For the first time since I've covered the team -- and that goes back to 1997 -- they will have a sleeper bus this week, coach Al Sims said.

Just in time, since they play at Dayton on Thursday, at Evansville on Friday and at Independence, Mo., on Saturday.

Having ridden the bus on long trips with the team before, I can assure you that being able to actually lie down and catch a nap will help the Komets.

  • Click here to read today's story on the Komets' power play.
  • Sims said he wasn't sure whether defenseman Danko Mironovic would be back for Thursday's game.
  • I went to the Red Wings' 3-2 victory over Phoenix last night, which was interesting because it ended in overtime with a delayed penalty coming and the extra attacker assisting on the goal. But before the game, they actually had a hat giveaway, and let me tell you, I don't see those often in the NHL anymore. However, and this is what I thought you might like to discuss, the hats were sponsored by Miller Lite (there was a tiny logo) and only those younger than 21 could get one. Could you imagine the Komets having a giveaway that kids weren't eligible to receive?

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