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Komets lead after 1

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Komets hold a 2-1 lead over the Rapid City Rush after one period of Game 6 of the Turner Conference semifinals.

The Komets got a goal from Jamie Milam, who beat Tim Boron with a shot from center ice. And defenseman Brent Henley made it 2-0 by attacking and accepting Mike Vaskivuo's pass from behind the net.

Les Reaney trimmed the lead on a goal from Les Reaney, who redirected Dave Grimson's shot from the point.

The Komets can close out the series with a win tonight.

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