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  • Postgame reaction, video from Komets 3-2 victory
      KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- I'm not going to say these have been the best three games I've seen the Komets play to start a season -- and I've covered 18 seasons -- but this has to be the most exciting season-opening set I've seen.
  • Komets beat Kalamazoo
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – In what had become a heated game, Shawn Szydlowski capped a 3-2 overtime victory for the Komets on Friday by stealing the puck in the Kalamazoo Wings zone and then sending a wrist shot past the goal with 49 seconds remaining.
  • Penalty shot foiled, K's tied at 2
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Komets and Kalamazoo Wings are tied at 2 after two periods at Wings Stadium.

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  • Komets goaltender Nick Boucher was the CHL's second star of the month -- click here -- which is based on three-star totals around the CHL. Rio Grande Valley's Aaron Lee was No. 1.
  • Tuesday night, at Applebee's on North Clinton, there will be a Tip-a-Komet event. The entire team will be waiting tables 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with tips benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
  • Fans are asked to bring donations, such as books, magazines, DVDs, snacks, T-shirts, soap and socks, to the next three Komets home games Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 17), to support U.S. troops as part of Operation Komet Kare Package. For more information on what to donate, call 260-481-0011.
  • By the way, some Komets fans went out to the games at Rapid City, S.D., last weekend. Pretty cool.

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