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Ice Chips

  • Komets sign defenseman James Martin
    The Komets have signed defenseman James Martin, who spent last season with the Alaska Aces and won the ECHL championship.
  • Komets sign forward Pistilli
    The Komets have signed forward Matthew Pistilli and reached an agreement with Konstantin Shafranov to be an assistant coach for a second straight season.
  • Former Komet Uhrich dies at 60
    Rick Uhrich, a right wing who played for the Komets in 1974-75, died at 60, according to the Leader-Post, a newspaper in Saskatchewan.

Tons to share with you

OK, Komets fans, I've got a number of things to pass along.

First of all, I've updated our dictionary of Komets-related hashtags we've had so much fun with: Click here.

Michelle Davies has some great photos from the Komets' 4-3 shootout victory over Evansville on Saturday night: Click here.

And I forgot to post these photos earlier in the week: Click here.

Here's the game story and the video recap from Saturday: Click here.

  • The Komets are second in the ECHL in power play efficiency (33.3 percent) and penalty killing (95.7 percent).
  • Goalie Kenny Reiter leads the league in goals-against average (0.83) and save percentage (.973).
  • Forward Brandon Marino is tied for fourth with eight points.
  • Fort Wayne's Josh Moles was cut by Gary Graham in Pensacola of the Southern Professional Hockey League: Click here. Speaking of Graham, here's a good little story on him.
  • Do you believe Kelly Miller is still playing? And that he's kind of a goon? Click here.
  • Could this end up anything other than a disaster? Click here.
  • Remember Chris Haltigin, who was cut by the Komets in training camp, then went to Orlando and then Alaska? He scored his first goal Saturday in a 1-0 victory over Utah. Tom Mele has two goals and four points in four games with the Aces.
  • David Starenky is scoreless in one game with Toledo. Speaking of the Walleye: This is sad.
  • Fort Wayne-native Brian Gratz got his first victory behind the bench in Bloomington, Ill.: Click here.
  • For your latest Quad City hilarity: Click here.
  • And Cody Reichard, who is from Celina, Ohio, got his first pro victory: 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