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Ice Chips

  • Komets affiliate with Avs, Lake Erie
    The Komets have aligned with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and their American Hockey League team, the Lake Erie Monsters.
  • This is sad news
    Former Komets star Joe Kastelic, who once owned the record for most goals scored in the IHL, died Wednesday at 81. He skated for the Komets from 1953 to 1957 and then again in 1960-61.
  • Major signings for Komets
    The Komets bolstered their roster with a potential No. 1 goaltender, a former first-round NHL draft pick, a familiar face and player who should be popular with the fans.

Here's the question

There was only one goal in the second period -- a Travis Granbois short-handed goal, after a turnover at the blue line -- and Bloomington leads the Komets 5-2.

But here's the question: How long will Komets goaltender Nick Boucher get suspended for his punch to goalie Brian Mahoney-Wilson, whom I heard has a broken nose?

Let's face it, Mahoney-Wilson never saw it coming. Normally, I would say Boucher should get two games for this. However, since Ryan Palmer only got one game for his clip of Brett Smith, and that's what got all of this started, maybe Boucher only gets one game?

I've long since stopped trying to figure out what the CHL will do with these things, though.

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