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Ice Chips

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    Komets coach Gary Graham arranges competitions within practices to determine the best breakaway players on his team. And while it's not as risqué as it sounds, one of the games is “strip shootout.”
  • Pretty great highlights
      Check out the video highlights above from the Komets 2-1 victory over the Indy Fuel in an overtime shootout at Memorial Coliseum.
  • K's douse Fuel with shootout win
    Komets forward Eric Faille left the game for a spell in the third period, after he took a stick to the face that required stitches.But he returned and it was a good thing for the Komets; he had one of their two goals in an overtime shootout,
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Shawn Szydlowski, top, shoots toward the Gwinnett net in a March game at Memorial Coliseum. He scored on the play.

Szydlowski returns to Komets

Right wing Shawn Szydlowski has agreed to terms and will return to the Komets in 2014-15, the club announced today.

Szydlowski, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, will turn 24 Aug. 5. He had 11 goals, 26 points and 46 penalty minutes in 63 regular-season games last season, the Komets said in a statement.

The statement said he scored points in 10 of his last 15 games and was named the Komets' Most Improved Player of the year. Szydlowski had six goals and 11 points in 11 playoff games.

The Komets now have 12 players on the roster - eight forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender.

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