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Not much so far

The Komets and Dayton Gems are scoreless after one period at Memorial Coliseum, though the Komets lead 12-0 in shots on goal.

A couple things I have noticed: Jon Mirasty is getting a more regular shift so far, even with some of the Komets' top players (Colin Chaulk, Mathieu Curadeau); and Michael Ratchuk is fun to watch.

Ratchuk is very fast and nifty with the puck; he'll tear it up at this level.

Beyond that, it's been a fast-paced but rather uneventful game so far.

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