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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.

The best Komets player ever

And I want your help picking him

As part of our 60th anniversary special section, we will be choosing the best player in the Komets' history.

And we want the fans to pick, too.

To vote, please e-mail your selection to

There is no particular criteria for this. It could be a player who was here for one game or most of 18 years.

If you just want to e-mail me a player's name, that's awesome. However, we may use some comments from readers. If you don't mind us doing that, include your name, age, hometown and phone number (for verification purposes only, and it won't be shared), and explain why you chose who you chose.

Pass the word on this. The more people who vote, the better.

I encourage you to think beyond just the last few years. If you want to educate yourself on statistics and names from the past: This is a great resource.

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