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Scheduling frustration

I will precede this by admitting, I don't know the building availability everywhere and how that affects things.

But I look at the CHL schedule for weeks like this -- and this isn't just the CHL, it's every minor league -- and I get frustrated.

It's yet another three games in as many nights for the Komets.

Look at it, they play at home Thursday, then drive 5 1/2 hours west for a game at Moline, Ill., Friday, then drive 7 hours (passing Fort Wayne along the way) for a game at Dayton on Saturday.

So the fans in Dayton will get probably a bad game, as it'll be the third game in four nights for the Gems, while there isn't a single game in the league on Sunday.

That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

There's nothing at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday. Hara Arena in Dayton looks like it could have a game Sunday. Even the i Wireless Center in Quad City is open Sunday.

Sorry, I just don't get it. It seems they could have separated the games to give everyone a rest or, at the very least, figured out a way for the Komets to not have to go west to come back east, bypassing their home rink in the process.

This stuff happens all the time. Just something to think about.

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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