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Ice Chips

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    You may have heard that Darryl Bootland has defected from the CHL's Allen Americans to join a team in the ECHL. It's not the Komets, according to general manager David Franke.
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    Shawn Szydlowski, who re-signed with the Komets today, said he hopes to have a top-line type of role this season.
  • AHL could be coming to town
    There is a possibility the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters and Grand Rapids Griffins will play an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 4.

Reiter rescuing K's

The Komets and Kalamazoo Wings are scoreless after one period at Memorial Coliseum, and the home fans can thank goaltender Kenny Reiter for that.

He stopped 13 shots, including four from point-blank range during a 5-on-3 power play for the Wings, who had six more shots than Fort Wayne.

Again, bad penalties for Fort Wayne in this one. Someday, someone needs to explain to me why coach Al Sims keeps Brent Henley and Daniel Maggio paired together, considering they are two of the three most penalized defensemen in the entire league.

Matt Kennedy has looked decent in this game, or, at least, better than almost all of the other forwards so far.

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