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  • This is sad news
    Former Komets star Joe Kastelic, who once owned the record for most goals scored in the IHL, died Wednesday at 81. He skated for the Komets from 1953 to 1957 and then again in 1960-61.
  • Major signings for Komets
    The Komets bolstered their roster with a potential No. 1 goaltender, a former first-round NHL draft pick, a familiar face and player who should be popular with the fans.
  • Former Komet in Elmira
    Steven Shamanski, who had a cup of coffee with the Komets, has signed to play this season with Elmira of the ECHL.
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Effinger in net

In the net tonight for the Komets is Charlie Effinger, even after Kenny Reiter looked so spectacular in the Komets' 2-1 loss to Toledo on Friday night.

By the way, I didn't know this till just now, but apparently I'm the only one of video of Daniel Maggio's cross-check to the face of Byron Froese on Friday: It's at about the 2:30 mark.

That was actually good news for Maggio. Had it been on the official game film, he probably would have gotten more than a one-game suspension.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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