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Ice Chips

  • From hospital (job) to hockey
    Komets forward Mike Embach had an interesting offseason job and is now expected to be a top point producer for Fort Wayne.
  • K's looking to improve
    The weekend was just two games against the same team.
  • The resurrection of Schrocky
    Check out today's story on the Komets, who are off to a 2-0-0 start this season. We explore how and why the captain, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, has looked so good, so far this season.

Sunday fun for K's fans

The Komets went 1-1-0 in their first weekend of play in the ECHL.

Not great. Not bad. But they improved from Day 1 to Day 2, so that's something of which you can be pleased.

Above is the video of the fight between Stephon Thorne and Aaron Gens, from the Komets' 6-2 victory at Evansville on Saturday.

Here are some other nuggets:

  • In Evansville, they are talking about the need to jell: Click here.
  • Fort Wayne's Brandon Marino is one of two ECHL players with three goals. He has scored even strength, on the power play and an empty netter.
  • Kenny Reiter is tied for third with a save percentage of .958.
  • The Komets are 10th with 18.5 penalty minutes per game. They rank first on the power play (33.3 percent) and have killed off all 10 opposing power plays.
  • Former Komets forward Tom Mele has two goals and four points in two games with Alaska, where he's playing alongside some locked-out NHL players. Click here.
  • David Starenky hasn't cracked the lineup for Toledo yet: Click here.
  • Finally, check out the drama about the (lack of) a goal horn in Wheeling: Click here.

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