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Ice Chips

  • Bootland not coming to K's
    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.
  • Szydlowski would like bigger role with K's
    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.
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Wild ride for Lasch

It's been a wild ride for Ryan Lasch this season.

He went from Norfolk to Fort Wayne to Norfolk to Europe to Toronto (via a trade by the Anaheim Ducks with the Toronto Maple Leafs).

Anyway, he scored tonight for the Marlies of the American Hockey League. Click here to see an interview.

By the way, I just learned that today the Indiana Ice basically became managers of the renovated Pepsi Coliseum (now Pan Am Plaza) in Indianapolis. It seems to me that would increase the likelihood that they stick with junior hockey beyond this season, but, who knows? It's all about politics and familial relationships down there.

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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