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Bad call leads to 1-0 Gems lead

Despite dominating this game so far, the Komets trail the Dayton Gems 1-0 late in the first period at Memorial Coliseum.

The Komets tallied the first nine shots, and 14 of the first 18, but kept getting foiled by goaltender Bryan Hogan.

A horrible call by referee Zachary Blazic changed everything. Blazic gave Mele a tripping penalty for a legitimate hip check at the blue line. Seconds later, the Gems' Tim Hartung scored on a power play.

And we wonder why there aren't good hits nowadays.

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