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Ice Chips

  • Komets sign three players
    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming season.
  • Komets sign defenseman James Martin
    The Komets have signed defenseman James Martin, who spent last season with the Alaska Aces and won the ECHL championship.
  • Komets sign forward Pistilli
    The Komets have signed forward Matthew Pistilli and reached an agreement with Konstantin Shafranov to be an assistant coach for a second straight season.

Lyon activated

Newly acquired forward Brett Lyon has been activated from reserve, and Matt Firman has taken his place, so it looks as if he'll make his debut tonight against the Reading Royals.

Fort Wayne has won three in a row and it 5-4-2. Reading, the defending champion of the ECHL, is 8-4-0.

At Memorial Coliseum, the Komets are 2-1-2. Reading is 4-1-0 on the road.

This is the first of three games in as many nights for the Komets, who were 0-2-0 against the Royals last season.

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