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Ice Chips

  • Today's K's coverage, more
    Make sure you check out this story on the Komets, who are off to a 3-0-0 start heading into tonight's game at Memorial Coliseum against the Missouri Mavericks. Remember them from the CHL?
  • Postgame reaction, video from Komets 3-2 victory
      KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- I'm not going to say these have been the best three games I've seen the Komets play to start a season -- and I've covered 18 seasons -- but this has to be the most exciting season-opening set I've seen.
  • Komets beat Kalamazoo
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – In what had become a heated game, Shawn Szydlowski capped a 3-2 overtime victory for the Komets on Friday by stealing the puck in the Kalamazoo Wings zone and then sending a wrist shot past the goal with 49 seconds remaining.

Only 3 more teams?

Something very interesting has come out of the ECHL's meetings: That the league wants to cap its membership at 26 teams, or, only three more additions.

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It seems to me the CHL is on life support with only 10 teams in a, shall we say, less-than-compact geographic set up.

Many had thought the ECHL had its sights set on Rapid City, Missouri, Wichita and Tulsa. Well, at least one of those teams would seem to be off the radar (my guess would be Tulsa), and it could even be two when you remember professional hockey is going to come back to Indianapolis at some point. The Komets and Evansville IceMen will want Indianapolis in badly.

Nothing else earth-shattering out of the meetings. Although, why does it take so long to figure out a playoff format?

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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