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Ice Chips

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    Komets forward Mike Embach had an interesting offseason job and is now expected to be a top point producer for Fort Wayne.
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  • The resurrection of Schrocky
    Check out today's story on the Komets, who are off to a 2-0-0 start this season. We explore how and why the captain, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, has looked so good, so far this season.
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Looking at the K's

To prepare you for the Komets' game tonight at Loveland, Colo., where they lost 2-1 on Wednesday, I have this story on goaltender Charlie Effinger: Click here.

This is just a feeling, but I really think the Komets' success this season is going to be greatly determined by Effinger. I just think Reiter may find a place in the American Hockey League.

Thoughts?

  • Former Komets star Leo Thomas, who was recently suspended for the season in the Southern Professional Hockey League for punching a fan, has now received nine games from the Central Hockey League. Click here. The CHL and SPHL do not, necessarily, honor each other's agreements. So when Thomas moved to the CHL to play for Fort Wayne-native Brian Gratz, the CHL wanted to conduct its own review before deciding what punishment to give Thomas, who was allowed to play until that happened. It's interesting that the CHL came up with a more lenient response, but I don't know that it had as much data (interviews with parties involved, etc.) to go on. But before you think this is piling on, Thomas still in a weird sort of way got a promotion. The CHL is a higher level than the SPHL.

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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