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Another hat trick

For the second straight game, a Komets player has a hat trick.

Ryan Lasch has three goals, and the Komets lead the Reading Royals 4-2 after two periods in Pennsylvania.

(Josh Brittain had a hat trick Wednesday.)

But Lasch isn't the only one having a big night; Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, who fought former teammate Bryant Molle in the first period, scored his first goal of the season in the second period. As he was hauled down from behind, Schrock poked the puck into the net.

Lasch has four goals and 10 points in the last five games.

Interesting thing: Molle is probably the No. 4 defenseman for Reading. He'd be No. 1 or 2 for Fort Wayne.

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