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Ice Chips

  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.
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Chaulk ready to go

Komets captain Colin Chaulk, who has missed the last six games with concussion symptoms, was cleared by doctors and should be in the lineup Tuesday against the Quad City Mallards at Moline, Ill.

However, the Komets will still be short of a full lineup for the seventh straight game because leading-scorer Brett Smith (shoulder), Dustin Molle (groin) and Alex Kangas (hip) are out.

Jesse Bennefield isn't going to Quad City because he's expecting a child. The Komets are hoping he can play Wednesday against Bloomington at Memorial Coliseum.

Molle won't be back in the lineup this week. However, the Komets have no plans to bring in anyone else right now.

  • No great shock here: Arizona has fired its coaching staff.
  • Brian Sandalow's story on Brady Leavold is definitely worth your time: Click here.
  • There's a great video find by Greg Rajan: Click here. And I love the announcer: "The officiating in the ECHL has been night and day better than it was in the CHL."
  • Remember, you can follow me on Twitter: @jgkomets.

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