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Ice Chips

  • 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.
  • Major signings for Komets
    The Komets bolstered their roster with a potential No. 1 goaltender, a former first-round NHL draft pick, a familiar face and player who should be popular with the fans.
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Yowsers on this

Not only is this awful that such a thing would happen today, or rather any day in history, but it should ring a little familiar to fans of the Komets.

A banana was thrown from the stands at the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds. Click here.

In the early 1990s, Steve Fletcher endured some similar types of things because of the color of his skin: Click here, where Ben Smith chimes in on that.

Thoughts?

  • For all you Jon Mirasty fans: Click here.
  • Aw, shucks, and the Komets don't play Rio Grand Valley this season: Click here.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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