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Do you like the new guy?

The Komets' newest player, rookie J.P. Labardo, scored in the Komets' 8-5 victory over the Evansville IceMen.

What did you think of him?

“I thought he was great,” Fort Wayne coach Al Sims said. “He’s got great quickness. His first three strides are incredible and he got his first three or four shots on net and scored a goal. He could have had two or three. He killed penalties and played the power play. For a 21-year-old kid, you can’t ask much more of him. I thought he had a great debut.”

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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