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K's looking to build

The Komets (10-8-4) are two games above .500 for the first time this season, and they have two straight games against the defending-champion Reading Royals (10-9-1).

When last these teams met, Dec. 7 in Pennsylvania, the Komets blew out the Royals 7-2.

So, you could say this is a statement weekend for the Komets, who need to build on what they've started while facing a talented and hungry team.

In net, it'll be Cody Reichard vs. Riley Gill. Interesting because Fort Wayne coach Gary Graham is riding the hot goalie, Reichard, and not the bigger prospect, Andrey Makarov.

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