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Rush great in playoffs

Something interesting about the Rapid City Rush, which the Komets face in the Turner Conference semifinals beginning Friday, is that they have a lot of players who are proven performers in the postseason.

Les Reaney has 18 goals and 46 points in 32 CHL playoff games.

Konrad Reeder has 26 goals and 67 points in 53 playoff games.

Shawn Limpright has 13 goals and 31 points in 30 playoff games.

Scott Wray has 23 goals and 55 points in 65 playoff games.

The list goes on and on.

For the Komets, Colin Chaulk has 24 goals and 74 points in 82 playoff games with Fort Wayne in the UHL, IHL and CHL.

Leo Thomas has 10 goals and 25 points in 31 playoff games with Fort Wayne.

Brett Smith has 20 goals and 49 points in 65 CHL playoff games with Bossier-Shreveport, which he captained to the title last year.

Remember, the Komets have a lot of youngsters without a ton of playoff experience.

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