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Ice Chips

  • Komets score late to win Game 1
    READING, Pa. – Shawn Szydlowski stole the puck in the Reading Royals zone and snapped a shot into the net with 8.1 seconds remaining for a 2-1 Komets victory in Game 1 of best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals series before 3,261 fans
  • Video, recap of Game 1 shocker
      READING, Pa. -- Make sure you check out this video of highlights, including the game-winning goal by Shawn Szydlowski in the Komets' 2-1 victory over the defending-champion Reading Royals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
  • Komets strike back
    READING, Pa. -- The Komets and Reading Royals are tied at 1 after two periods at Santander Arena in the opening game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

What a (weird, exciting) period

Wow, what a wild period.

There was the brutal hit from behind by repeat offender Les Reaney on the Komets' David Starenky, who did return.

There was a strange game-tying goal by the Rapid City Rush's Collin Circelli, after the puck bounced wildly off the boards and gave him an open net.

There was a huge hit from Brent Henley of Fort Wayne on Shawn Limpright, which set up a terrific fight between Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock and Dominic D'Amour.

And there was a goal by the Komets' Colin Chaulk was was waved off for reasons unknown. Best guess: They said the whistle blew, but your guess is as good as mine.

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