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Ice Chips

  • K's invading AHL camps
    When American Hockey League training camps opened today, there were lots of players under contract to play for the Komets this season who took part.
  • Bachman in Prospects Game
    The USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, in which Karch Bachman of Walcottville, is playing will be on NHL a network at 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • Komets add two players
    The Komets continued to fill out their training camp roster Wednesday with the signings of forward Maxwell Tardy and goaltender Eric Mihalik.

A notable statistic

The CHL-leading Komets have seven players who have scored at least 10 goals. They are the only team in the league that can boast that.

  • The Quad City Times has a story on the Mallards' owners being pleased with the direction of the team. Click here to read it. A line that jumped out at me though: "(Owner Jon Pritchett) didn't know things would be quite as challenging as they have been." Really? Isn't that the problem in minor-league hockey nowadays, that owners don't know what they're getting into? Especially in a market like the Quad Cities, which keeps failing.
  • Not exactly a ringing endorsement of Arizona coach Marc Pietroniro in this article, is it?

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