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Ice Chips

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    If you are interested in this sort of thing, here is a lawsuit that was filed against the ECHL by the CHL, in which it is alleged the ECHL tried to "poach" the Rapid City Rush and Allen Americans.
  • Ex-Komet becomes a coach
    Former Komets player Kevin Kaminski has been hired to coach the Portland Junior Pirates.
  • Mesiner signs with CHL team
    Goaltender Ben Meisner, who played last season for the Komets, has signed to play with Allen of the CHL this season.

Something to watch tonight

There's a cool little subplot to the games tonight and Saturday between the Komets and the Laredo Bucks at Memorial Coliseum. Fort Wayne's Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock and Laredo's Neil Trimm were roomates at Neumann College.

This season, Schrock has nine goals, 28 points and 130 penalty minutes in 60 games. Trimm has 11 goals, 43 points and six penalty minutes in 41 games.

Meanwhile, the Komets have released goalie Alex Kangas, who was limited to four games because of a hip injury. Dustin Molle, as expected, is off injured reserve from his groin injury. David Starenky was put on IR (undisclosed so far) and Tom Mele remains there with an ankle injury. Mike Vaskivuo is expected to make his debut.

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