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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.

Amazing statistic

We have seen 140 minutes of hockey in this series, and the Komets have outscored the Bloomington PrairieThunder 9-4, with none -- none! -- of their goals coming with the teams playing 5-on-5.

The Komets, who lead the best-of-five first-round series 2-0, took the early lead on a short-handed breakaway goal by Mathieu Curadeau, who has four goals and seven points in the series. His shot was actually stopped by rookie goaltender Brad Phillips before Bloomington's Jon Booras put the puck into his own net.

Booras always did have a nose for the net. Ha.

The amazing thing about the Curadeau goal was it started with a Guy Dupuis breakout pass from the defensive zone, after the linesmen completely missed an offsides call on Bloomington. If they get that call right, the Komets don't score.

Bloomington's Brodie Sheahan tied it during an odd-man rush.

So it's tied at 1 after one period.

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