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Ice Chips

  • Komets fall for 1st time
    A turnover by the Komets led to a Curtis Valk goal with 3:
  • Heard's pretty goal puts K's up
    The Komets lead the Kalamazoo Wings 1-0 after two periods at Memorial Coliseum, thanks to a pretty goal by forward Mitchell Heard.
  • Schrock fights Ftorek
      The Komets and Kalamazoo Wings are scoreless after one period at Memorial Coliseum.

Good start for K's

It certainly wasn't the most exciting period I've ever seen, but it was a successful one for the Komets. They got the only goal at Memorial Coliseum and outshot the Reading Royals 14-12.

Reading, which won 4-2 in Game 2 on Saturday in Pennsylvania, had a flurry of chances in the first 7 minutes, including a breakaway by forward Ryan Cruthers that was stopped by goaltender Ben Meisner.

The Komets scored at 7:50 with forward Aaron Clarke and goalie Riley Gill were both sprawled on the ice. Clarke was able to sweep the puck into the net as Gill was defenseless to stop it.

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