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Ice Chips

  • K's pregame primer
    he Komets are 33-16-4 all-time on Thanksgiving. Fort Wayne is 3-0-0 against Indianapolis, which is winless in seven road games this season.
  • K's fall to 5 in power rankings, get new player
    The Komets have signed Brett Beebe, who was in training camp with them and has been playing with Pensacola of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
  • Things to check out
    For the first time this season, the Komets aren't on top of the Eastern Conference standings. Losing three of five games will do that to a team.

K's determination paying off

The Rapid City Rush' determination to play physically is getting outdone by the Komets' determination to win, as they did 3-1 on Wednesday, giving them a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Turner Conference semifinals.

Click here to read the game story.

Columnist Ben Smith was on hand, and he produced this story: Click here.

My video recap of the game -- including the Les Reaney hit on David Starenky, and the Konrad Reeder cheapshot on Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock -- can be watched by clicking here.

Click here to see photos from the game.

The Rapid City Journal wasn't at the game, but produced this story. In it, Rush coach Joe Ferras talks about the size of Fort Wayne goalie Nick Boucher. He's generally listed as 5-foot-11. He's just playing big.

Elsewhere, Rio Grande Valley shocked Wichita: Click here.

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