You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Ice Chips

  • Good stuff from Meisner
    OK, Ben Meisner is no longer with the Komets. He was signed by the CHL's Allen Americans. But this might be something you will enjoy.
  • Explaining ECHL/CHL lawsuit
    Many of you had interest in a post I had Aug. 21, regarding an appellant brief that was filed Jan.
  • Wolcottville player invited to prospects game
    Karch Bachman of Wolcottville was one of 42 players selected to compete in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 25 in Buffalo, New York.

Tied at 2

Well, it's clear this game is going to rest on the shoulders -- and in the glove -- of Dayton goaltender Larry Sterling.

He has stopped 32 of 34 shots shots for Dayton, and it's tied at 2.

Sterling had stopped 31 of 32 shots late in the period, when he seemed to start mouthing off to Brett Smith. In Sterling's defense, Komets had been mouthing off to him all night.

Seconds later, on a power play, Colin Chaulk scored for a 2-1 Fort Wayne lead. Unfortunately for the Komets, Dayton answered 33 seconds later on a Kyle Bochek goal.

Nick Boucher has stopped 20 shots for the Komets.

By the way, no matter how you cut it, you have to love not only the Fort Wayne rivalry with Sterling, but also that he gets into it, too.

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