You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Ice Chips

  • Some updates for you
    I don't have anything new to report on the alleged merger between the ECHL and CHL -- wouldn't it actually be an absorption of the CHL?
  • 18 Komets road games on TV this season
    Eighteen Komets road games this season will be broadcast live on MyTV Fort Wayne. Play-by-play duties will be handled by 21 Alive’s Tommy Schoegler and Kent Hormann.
  • Komets sign three players
    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming season.

Chaulk to return as player-assistant coach

Colin Chaulk will return to the Komets as player-assistant coach for the 2012-13 season, the club announced today.

The Komets also confirmed that Brett Smith and Kaleigh Lincoln Schrock had agreed to a contract for next season.

The team also announced:

  • Rookie defenseman Kyle Atkins has been added to the preseason roster. Atkins, 23, recently completed four seasons with the Holy Cross Athletics of the Atlantic Hockey Association. Before that, he spent three seasons with the Brockville Braves of the Central Junior A Hockey League.
  • Home exhibition games will be against Evansville at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 5 p.m. Oct. 7. The Komets will play the IceMen 11 times during the regular season, including six games at the Coliseum.
  • The regular-season home opener will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 against Kalamazoo. The first road game is Oct. 13 at Evansville.

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