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Ice Chips

  • A goalie guess; look at lines
    Roman Will would seem to be the most likely fit to wind up in the ECHL as a goalie, but he's spent the last two seasons in the Czech Republic after an impressive junior career in Moncton. If I had to guess, it would be him.
  • K's sign 2 forwards
    The Komets finalized the signing of forward Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season for Quad City of the CHL, and also announced that they have added forward Brett Beebe to the roster.
  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.

The growth of Frankie D

We have a story today on Komets defenseman Frankie DeAngelis.

Click here to read it.

Also, the CHL-TV broadcast of the Komets' game at Rapid City, S.D., tonight, is free. (There is a local blackout, though, for our Rapid City readers.) Go to and follow the links to watch it.

This will be the second meeting of the season between the teams. The Komets won 3-2 at Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 4. These teams met in that contentious Turner Conference Semifinals last spring, which the Rush won in the maximum five games.

The teams meet again Saturday.

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