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So far, so good

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Komets lead the Kalamazoo Wings 1-0 after one period at Wings Stadium tonight, thanks to a Mike Embach goal on Fort Wayne's first shot of the game.

Defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin's 60-foot shot set up the goal, after Embach had slipped behind defenseman Brandon Martell.

In his first ECHL start, goalie Max Strang has stopped eight shots so far for the Komets. His best work came on a Wings power play, when he stopped two Nick Sirota shots from point-blank range.

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