You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Ice Chips

  • Some updates for you
    I don't have anything new to report on the alleged merger between the ECHL and CHL -- wouldn't it actually be an absorption of the CHL?
  • 18 Komets road games on TV this season
    Eighteen Komets road games this season will be broadcast live on MyTV Fort Wayne. Play-by-play duties will be handled by 21 Alive’s Tommy Schoegler and Kent Hormann.
  • 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.
Advertisement

Fort Wayne native Saalfrank makes pro debut

Larkin Saalfrank, a native of Fort Wayne and a former IPFW goaltender, made his professional regular-season debut today with the Federal Hockey League's Danville Dashers.

He allowed three goals in 32 minutes, 58 seconds, after coming in during the second period of a 6-3 loss at Dayton.

The box hasn't been updated to reflect this, so I can't tell you exact save numbers.

He was in training camp this year with the Komets.

I believe he's the first Fort Wayne-bred goaltender to play in the pros since Brian Gratz, unless you count the Komets' Cody Reichard, who grew up in Celina, Ohio, but played his youth hockey here.

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.

Advertisement