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Ice Chips

  • Komets sign three players
    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming season.
  • 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.

Some lazy play

The Komets trail the Cincinnati Cyclones 2-1 after two periods at Memorial Coliseum. The only goal of the second period came from Josh Shalla, who scored at the end of a 2-on-1 rush, on a rebound.

I've been noticing something disturbing, and that's that several of the Komets' star offensive players are barely hustling to get back on defense.

That's pretty lazy stuff and it's making Cincinnati look better than it is.

Charlie Effinger has stopped 27 of 29 shots for the Komets so far. He's looked very good, even though both goals have been off rebounds.

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