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Ice Chips

  • 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.
  • 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.

On Boillard (updated)

I looked at the tape of Evansville's 6-2 loss to Bloomington from Sunday -- sorry, I don't have any I can share -- and reviewed the melee in which Mario Boillard got ejected for abuse of an official.

Frankly, it's hard to see what's going on in the scrum. But after it's sorted out, you can see Boillard kind of shove or slap at the official's hands, seemingly annoyed that he was still being separated from the fight against the glass.

From what I saw, and I don't claim to have seen it all, it doesn't look like much. Maybe two games worth of suspension for being overly physical.

I just heard from the league that Boilard did, indeed, get two games.

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