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Ice Chips

  • Here are playoff rosters
    No real surprises on the Komets playoff roster. Click here to see who all the ECHL teams turned in. Of note for Fort Wayne:
  • K's need a power surge
    The Komets power play has shown some signs of life lately, but it still must be better if they want to defeat Reading in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, which begin Thursday.
  • K's hot at right time
    The Komets are one of the ECHL's hottest teams heading into the playoffs: They are 8-2-1 in their past 11 games, and they hope they are peaking at just the right time.
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Photos and more

Here are Cathie Rowand's photos from the Komets' 6-2 victory over Wheeling in the exhibition finale on Saturday: Click here to see them.

Some interesting nuggets ...

  • Of the ECHL's 22 teams, nine have new coaches this season.
  • Kalamazoo's Sam Ftorek is enters this season with 697 ECHL games, third most all-time. The record is 789 by Cam Brown.
  • Ontario coach Jason Christie -- remember him? -- is four wins shy of becoming the fourth coach with 400 victories.
  • The Komets are one of only three teams not affiliated with NHL teams, the others being Colorado and Las Vegas.

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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