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Ice Chips

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    The Komets finalized the signing of forward Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season for Quad City of the CHL, and also announced that they have added forward Brett Beebe to the roster.
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Lulled to sleep

The Missouri Mavericks seem to have completely lulled the Komets to sleep.

The Komets have stopped shooting and when they do, they miss the net, and they trail the Mavericks 3-1 after two period at Memorial Coliseum.

The Komets had pulled within one, when defenseman Jamie Lovell's shot from 50 feet out caromed its way into the net. But less than four minutes later, Missouri's Patrick Shafer answered with a shot from the right circle that beat goalie Gerry Festa's glove on the far side. Festa has stopped 4 of 5 shots in 27:51. Wow.

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