It was leaked on Twitter by a former player that the Komets had signed a player named Thorne, and now I know which Thorne it is: Left wing Stephon Thorne, who had 11 goals, 22 points and 89 penalty minutes last season with the Ontario Hockey League's Brampton Battalion.
The Komets tell me the paperwork hasn't been finalized, but I expect a formal announcement will come next week.
Speaking of gear, wow, is the Bloomington Blaze's logo ever awful. Click here to see it. Boring name. Boring everything.
On Thursday, I told you about the standoff between the Evansville IceMen and the new arena over a lease for the second-year CHL franchise. And, I'm told, as I believed, that the stalemate is the reason we don't have a CHL schedule in August. Click here to see the IceMen now making a plea to their fans to help.
Southern scribe Greg Rajan has a post about the Komets having talked with a big player who had been in Europe. Click here. I can't figure out the player or the mascot reference. Ideas?