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Ice Chips

  • Komets lose Heard
    The hits keep on coming for the Komets. Forward Mitchell Heard was called up to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League, after tallying 10 goals and 16 points in 12 games.
  • K's drop to 4th in rankings
    After getting soundly defeated by the Toledo Walleye twice in the last week, the Komets have dropped in my ECHL Power Rankings. Idaho now tops the list.
  • A good cause
    The Fort Wayne Freeze, the police department team, will take on the Cincinnati Firefighter Hockey Club at Memorial Coliseum at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Uh, oh

How many of you are saying, "Uh, oh," right now?

The Komets gave up four goals in the second period and trail the Kalamazoo Wings 4-0 at Memorial Coliseum.

Of all the things the Komets were supposed to struggle with, offense wasn't one of them. But they've completely hung their goalie, Charlie Effinger, out to dry, too. They have been outshot 25-18 by the Komets.

It looks like Kalamazoo woke up in the first intermission and they just are much more crisp with about everything they are doing.

The crowd is 10,091.

By the way, if you are having problems with the Komets' internet radio broadcast, they suggest trying another browser or updating your software.

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