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Ice Chips

  • This is sad news
    Former Komets star Joe Kastelic, who once owned the record for most goals scored in the IHL, died Wednesday at 81. He skated for the Komets from 1953 to 1957 and then again in 1960-61.
  • Major signings for Komets
    The Komets bolstered their roster with a potential No. 1 goaltender, a former first-round NHL draft pick, a familiar face and player who should be popular with the fans.
  • Former Komet in Elmira
    Steven Shamanski, who had a cup of coffee with the Komets, has signed to play this season with Elmira of the ECHL.
The best of Boucher

Former Komets goaltender Nick Boucher will have his number (33) retired Oct. 26, 2013, along with the number (1) of Chuck Adamson. Here is a look at some highlights, and one big lowlight, from his time with the Komets.

Fantastic Boucher moments

He will have his number retired by K's, as will Adamson, on Saturday

In honor of the Komets retiring No. 33 in honor of Nick Boucher on Saturday night, I put together this highlight reel of Boucher plays. (Well, there is one memorable lowlight.)

I wish I had some video clips of Chuck Adamson, who will have his No. 1 retired, too. But I wasn't alive then.

Make sure you check out The Journal Gazette on Saturday; we will have a cool story on these two famed goaltenders.

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