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Ice Chips

  • Good stuff from Meisner
    OK, Ben Meisner is no longer with the Komets. He was signed by the CHL's Allen Americans. But this might be something you will enjoy.
  • Explaining ECHL/CHL lawsuit
    Many of you had interest in a post I had Aug. 21, regarding an appellant brief that was filed Jan.
  • Wolcottville player invited to prospects game
    Karch Bachman of Wolcottville was one of 42 players selected to compete in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 25 in Buffalo, New York.
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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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