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Ice Chips

  • K's invading AHL camps
    When American Hockey League training camps opened today, there were lots of players under contract to play for the Komets this season who took part.
  • Bachman in Prospects Game
    The USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, in which Karch Bachman of Walcottville, is playing will be on NHL a network at 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • Komets add two players
    The Komets continued to fill out their training camp roster Wednesday with the signings of forward Maxwell Tardy and goaltender Eric Mihalik.
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The Komets are in the process of signing free-agent defenseman Colten Hayes, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, who played 48 ECHL games last season with Stockton and Reading, tallying three goals, 23 points and 90 penalty minutes.

He should be on the ice Tuesday but it's unknown if his paperwork will get processed in time for him to play Friday at Kalamazoo, Mich.

On Tuesday, the Komets are holding an open house for season-ticket holders at the Lutheran Health SportsCenter's Thirsty Penguin from 6 to 8 p.m. The entire team will be there and there will be prizes. (See the flyer above.)

Finally, things continue to be murky with the CHL's Quad City Mallards, who haven't yet practiced despite being scheduled to open their season this week. Click here to read more.

Mad about the NHL lockout? This may make you even more angry: Click here.

Does anyone else find it apalling that the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies -- Komets broadcaster Bob Chase is getting the Lester Patrick Trophy -- aren't televised? Shouldn't the NHL Network be salivating to air anything live right now?

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