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Ice Chips

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    The CHL's Denver Cutthroats have gone dormant for the upcoming season and are looking to secure investors for the 2015-16 season.
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    The Komets were in need of a defenseman who can score and hit and they got one today – and he should be familiar to fans of the team – with the signing of Matt Krug.
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Interesting game

Francois Lacerte could be the first and last Komets goaltender in history to have his last save with the team be on a penalty shot.

He stopped Evansville's Josh Beaulieu on a penalty shot in the second period at Memorial Coliseum, and then he was replaced by Larkin Saalfraank, the native of Fort Wayne and IPFW netminder.

Lacerte stopped 11 shots in this scoreless game but with Charlie Effinger and Kenny Reiter here, barring injury, he won't make the team.

The player who has stood out to me for the Komets tonight is Brandon Marino. He's had some great chances, and hits a lot, but he's also turned the puck over a few times. He will be a lot like Bobby Stewart.

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