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    The Komets have signed defenseman James Martin, who spent last season with the Alaska Aces and won the ECHL championship.
  • Komets sign forward Pistilli
    The Komets have signed forward Matthew Pistilli and reached an agreement with Konstantin Shafranov to be an assistant coach for a second straight season.
  • Former Komet Uhrich dies at 60
    Rick Uhrich, a right wing who played for the Komets in 1974-75, died at 60, according to the Leader-Post, a newspaper in Saskatchewan.

Lots to read, consider

Did you miss what happened in Game 1 of the Turner Conference finals, a 3-2 victory by the Missouri Mavericks in overtime Friday night? Click here to read about it.

Ben Smith had this column off the Komets' loss: Click here.

To see my video recap of the game, which features lots of interesting stuff, click here.

For what it's worth, I have had several people in other towns look at the video and I've yet to find a single person who thinks the correct call was made in awarding a penalty shot. Yay, Zac Blazic.

Some awesome photos from the game: Click here.

And to read the notebook, click here.

To see the reporting out of Indepedence, Mo., click here and here.

Greg Rajan chimed in on the happenings at Memorial Coliseum: Click here. And I couldn't help but laugh at this blog by Rajan: See the part under the predictions.

In the Berry Conference, Wichita won the opening game: Click here.

Finally, on Twitter (@jgkomets), I kept trying to share this story but it wasn't liking the link. So for those who want to see something about The Greatest Hockey Team There Ever Was, click here.

And look at this one, particularly the seventh and eigth paragraphs. Classic.

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