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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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Komets defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin wants to use his size to his advantage.

A look at the Vegas trip

The Komets play their next three games at Las Vegas, beginning tonight.

The Wranglers will be without Adam Huxley, who was suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount by the ECHL for a check to the head against Florida on Oct. 29

As for the Komets, click here to read today's story on defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin.

New goaltender Andrey Makarov will start tonight for the Komets.

And click here to read a fun story I had this week on the Komets going to 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