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Ice Chips

  • 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.
  • Komets affiliate with Avs, Lake Erie
    The Komets have aligned with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and their American Hockey League team, the Lake Erie Monsters.
  • This is sad news
    Former Komets star Joe Kastelic, who once owned the record for most goals scored in the IHL, died Wednesday at 81. He skated for the Komets from 1953 to 1957 and then again in 1960-61.

This has been strange

This has been one unusual period.

Komets center Colin Chaulk got a major penalty and a game misconduct just 42 seconds into the game for kneeing Nick Sirota. Seemed a little harsh to me, especially compared to that recent Danko Mironovic hit on Dayton's Brandon Naurato, but so be it.

On the ensuing power play, Missouri scored two goals on four shots. Then the Mavericks added another power-play goal from Mike Berry (his second), with a delayed penalty coming, for a 3-0 lead.

Needless to say, the fans, and there aren't many of those, are disgusted with the officiating of Colin Kronforst.

The Komets got goals from Tab Lardner, against the team that traded him for future considerations, and Artem Podshendyalov, before Missouri's Toby Lafrance made it 4-2.

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