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Ice Chips

  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.
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Some things of note

The Komets, who have won back-to-back games, have killed off 10 straight power plays over their last three games.

Brandon Marino is on a six-game point-scoring streak, during which he has six goals and 11 points. He is fourth in the league with 28 points, five behind the leader, Florida's Matthew Pistilli.

Mike Embach is on a six-game point-scoring streak -- he has five goals and nine points -- though only two of those games have come with Fort Wayne.

Mickey Lang leads the ECHL in goals with 16 -- raise your hand if you predicted that -- and Chris Auger is fifth with 12.

Goaltender Cody Reichard is unbeaten (2-0-1) in his last three games.

Don't forget, Ken Ullyot's funeral is Wednesday: Click here for details.

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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