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Komets vs. Bloomington, Part One

Welcome to a very stuffed Memorial Coliseum -- there's a rumor about sprint car races or some such thing elsewhere in the building -- from Justin Cohn's stunt double, filling in on New Year's Eve so the guy can have at least one holiday off.

Anyway, a couple of items of note as we prepare to kick 2011 out of the house for keeps ....

* There was some fallout from the Komets' 4-3 win over Evansville last night, a rivalry that continues to become more contentious by the day.

Among the extracurriculars was a brutal cross-check on Kaleigh Schrock by Evansville's Steve Makway, which earned him a cross-checking minor, a cross-checking major and an attempt-to-injure game misconduct.

Today, the CHL also hit Makway with a one-game suspension.

* The Komets, now six points clear of Evansville in the Turner Conference, figure to pad that tonight against last-place Bloomington. The Komets have won both meetings in Fort Wayne so far this season, by a combined score of 7-4.

All for now.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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