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Ice Chips

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    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming season.
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The toughest CHL teams

Some statistics of interest

The Komets have had 31 fights this season, 17th most in the Central Hockey League, and 19 behind the league's leader, Arizona.

Here's a breadown of the fights, per Komets player:

Olivier Legault*, 7

Kaleigh Schrock, 7

Craig Cescon, 7

Bobby Phillips, 3

Marc Rechlicz*, 2

Dustin Molle, 2

Tyler Fletcher*, 1

Keith Rodger, 1

Danko Mironovic, 1

*No longer with team

Here's a breakdown of the number of fights, per CHL team:

ARZ 50

COL 48

MIS 48

BOS 46

TEX 46

ODE 44

BLM 42

RGV 42

ALN 39

WIC 39

RPD 38

LAR 37

MIZ 35

FTW 31

DAY 28

EVA 28

TUL 26

QDC 25

And the top fighters in the CHL, in terms of quantity, not necessarily quality, are ...

Smyth, ARZ, 17

Cloud, BLM-TUL, 15

Boogaard, LAR, 14

Gruenke, ODE, 14

Love, BOS, 13

Stoddard, MIS, 13

Richards, WIC, 13

Lewis, MIZ, 12

Kostadine, QDC, 12

Clouthier, RGV, 12

Goulet, WIC, 12

Thanks to the CHL for researching this.

To read about the Komets' recent woes at home, click here.

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