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Ice Chips

  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.

Dates, times for Finals set

The Komets open the CHL's Presidents' Cup finals at Wichita at 8:05 p.m. Fort Wayne time Saturday, the team announced today.

The best-of-seven series will follow a 2-3-2 format; Wichita has home-ice advantage because it had the league's best regular-season record.

The schedule (all times Fort Wayne time):

  • Game 1 -- Saturday, April 28, at Wichita, 8:05 p.m.;
  • Game 2 -- Sunday, April 29, at Wichita, 6:05 p.m.;
  • Game 3 -- Thursday, May 3, at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m.;
  • Game 4 -- Saturday, May 5, at Fort Wayne, 8:15 p.m.;
  • Game 5 (if necessary) -- Monday, May 7, at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m.;
  • Game 6 (if necessary) -- Friday, May 11, at Wichita, 8:05 p.m.;
  • Game 7 (if necessary) -- Saturday, May 12, at Wichita, 8:05 p.m.
Tickets for the first two Komet home games May 3 and 5 are on sale at the Coliseum ticket office and online at Finals tickets for season-ticket holders will be available at the Komet offices starting at 10 a.m. Monday.

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