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Justin Cohn, left, goalie Doug Teskey and Joe Kocur try to figure out how much time is left in the game and if they'll have adequate oxygen to survive.

That was a blast

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Justin Cohn follows Dale Baldwin down the ice Saturday.

Mission accomplished.

I just didn't want to take a header on Memorial Coliseum ice, and I didn't while refereeing the game between the Komets Legends and the Detroit Red Wings Alumni, won 8-5 by the Red Wings.

Thanks for the boos. That's a badge of honor in Fort Wayne, right? I would say it wasn't quite a Jim Duhart boo. But it was better than a boo for Adam Russo.

Normally, the thing I feel worst about is if I get in the way of the play. That happened and resulted in Joey Kocur hip-checking me. How cool is that?

As for the goal I waved off in the third, it wasn't even close, even if Dustin Virag thought it was enough to put me in a headlock. Wait, why didn't I give him a misconduct? I told Virag, "You never did shoot it hard enough." Well, except for that Cup-winning goal in 2003.

Anyway, I will have a story on all this Sunday, which I think you will enjoy.

Thanks to the Komets for letting me participate.

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