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Ice Chips

  • Things to check out
    For the first time this season, the Komets aren't on top of the Eastern Conference standings. Losing three of five games will do that to a team.
  • Bad loss yields great highlights
      Even though the Komets lost 3-1 to the Greenville Road Warriors -- and lost their hold on first place in the Eastern Conference for the first time this season -- I think you will enjoy the highlights in the video here.
  • Komets lose to Greenville
    The Komets wanted their defense to improve, and it has. But the offense has disappeared.The Komets lost 3-1 Saturday to the Greenville Road Warriors, in front of 7,368 fans at Memorial Coliseum, and they’ve scored only four goals in

Roster jumble working, so far

The Komets are up 1-0 on the Gwinnett Gladiators after one period tonight in Georgia. Josh Brittain has the goal, off the rebound of a Daniel Maggio shot.

Goaltender Kenny Reiter stopped an early penalty shot by Tyler Murovich.

The Komets have benched Stephon Thorne and alternate captain Lincoln Kaleigh Schroch, who have combined for two goals this season.

By the way, newcomer Luca Caputi has 35 games of NHL experience with Pittsburgh and Toronto, scoring three goals and nine points between 2009 and 2011.

I believe he's the first ex-NHL player to join Fort Wayne since P.C. Drouin.

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