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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.

Go figure, Komets lead 3-0

If you can figure out these Komets, you are a better judge of hockey than I.

The Komets came into today having won only one of their last five games, and they've been completely dominant so far. They lead the league-worst Evansville IceMen 3-0 after one period.

The Komets scored on their first shot, at the back end of a 3-on-1 rush. There was a tic-tac-toe passing play that started with Arted Podshendyalov, went to Danny Lapointe and finished with Mathieu Curadeau putting the puck into the net.

At the 4:20 mark, forward Tab Lardner got his own rebound and shot it into the top of the net, as goaltender Matt Lundin was sprawled on the ice.

And at 19:43, Curadeau scored again. Positioned parallel to the goal, he shot the puck and caromed off the stick of Evansville's Mario Larocque and sailed past Lundin's head for a 3-0 lead.

The Komets have outshot the IceMen 15-11.

And remember, Curadeau had only one assist in his last five games. Now he's got two goals today.

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