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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.

Sled hockey: Check it out

The third annual Bob Chase Frostbite Sled Hockey Championship is taking place Saturday and Sunday at Lutheran Health Sports Center.

Games run from 8:40 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, they run 7:20 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.

There are games in youth and adult divisions.

Youth teams hail from Chicago, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Grand Rapids and Fort Wayne's Turnstone. Adult teams are from Grand Rapids, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Michigan and Turnstone.

To be eligible:

  • Eligibility for competition is all male and female athletes with a permanent functional and/or sensory disability that would normally preclude an athlete from playing regular competitive hockey.
  • Three able-bodied players are permitted on a team's roster
  • Players must be 20 or under
  • National team players are not permitted
  • No more than two able-bodied players on the ice at one time.
  • Able-bodied players shall be permitted to play goaltender.

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