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Ice Chips

  • Some must-read stuff
    Komets coach Gary Graham arranges competitions within practices to determine the best breakaway players on his team. And while it's not as risqué as it sounds, one of the games is “strip shootout.”
  • Pretty great highlights
      Check out the video highlights above from the Komets 2-1 victory over the Indy Fuel in an overtime shootout at Memorial Coliseum.
  • K's douse Fuel with shootout win
    Komets forward Eric Faille left the game for a spell in the third period, after he took a stick to the face that required stitches.But he returned and it was a good thing for the Komets; he had one of their two goals in an overtime shootout,

Not what K's had in mind

Younger. Faster. Higher scoring.

Isn't that what the Komets are supposed to be this season?

Well, two periods in, they are down 2-0 to what has to be the oldest team in the CHL, the Evansville IceMen.

The Komets have been outshot 19-16.

Really, I can only think of two players who have even stood out to me for the Komets: Brett Smith and Artem Podshendyalov. And, maybe, Jamie Milam.

They just seem like they've been on their heels the whole game, and that's resulted in some lapses. John Ronan scored in the first period and Brian Bicek on a short-handed odd-man rush, after Philippe Plante got out of the penalty box to set up the goal.

For those wondering what's going on with Kevin Beech and Stephon Thorne, they are sorting through some problems with their immigration work papers. They should be good to go next week, general manager David Franke said. Al Sims' son, Tyler, is the Komets' backup goaltender tonight.

Attendance is 10,071, just short of a sellout

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