File photo Mike Embach, left, and Cody Sol await a decision on the outdoor game at Toledo, Ohio, in 2015 that was ultimately postponed a day because of weather.
File Photo Cody Sol fights Vincent Arseneau of the Allen Americans in Allen, Texas, in 2016.
Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Cody Sol trades words with Toledo's Dane Walters at Memorial Coliseum.
File photo Komets goalie Roman Will swats the puck away from the corner of the goal as defenseman Cody Sol, left, plows an Indy Fuel player into the back of the net during the overtime period in a Komets 5-4 OT loss at Memorial Coliseum.
Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette Cody Sol, right, unleashes a shot at Memorial Coliseum. He is known for having one of the hardest slap shots in the ECHL.
Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Komets Cody Sol, left, and Garrett Thompson celebrate after teammate Jamie Schaafsma scored a goal during against Indy.
File photo Cody Sol, left, and Alex Belzile celebrate a goal by Belzile in 2016 for the Komets at Memorial Coliseum.
File photo Cody Sol is known for celebrating a bit after a good tussle.
File photo The Komets' Cody Sol fights Jared Nightengale of Toledo at Memorial Coliseum in 2015.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:00 pm
Celebrating Komets' Sol
JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette
The Komets' roster may remain a bit of a mystery, but we know one of the big names from the team that is going to be back this season: Cody Sol. So I thought I'd help you celebrate the towering anchor of the Komets' defensive corps by bringing you my favorite pictures, quotes and videos from his time with the K's.
(I'm going to try and do more of these for you in the coming weeks, so don't be afraid to chime in on who you'd like to see by commenting below, emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or chatting on twitter @sportsicohn.)
"It was just making sure we were standing up for ourselves. They obviously came after (Michael) Houser, and we didn't like the way they did it. It's a locker room full of teammates here. If they go after one of us, then they come after all of us. It just shows the team chemistry and the team morale here."
"I started out my career here in Colorado and in Ontario (California) and it's tough hockey, but (the Coliseum) is The Jungle, and we'll play Jungle hockey, so we're not going to step down from anything and we'll hold our own."
"That was ridiculous. You're standing on the bench and you can see that pass go through to (Cincinnati's Jesse Schultz) and you almost put your head down, 'It's a goal.' Then, all of a sudden you're stomping your feet and you're celebrating so hard. It was an amazing save (by Houser). That's what you need in the playoffs -- big players coming up at big moments -- and it was awesome."
"I think it's just nice to be able to talk to the refs, talk to the linesmen. Before, when I would try to talk to them, they wouldn't give me the time of day just because of the style of play I would bring out there. Now that I've got the 'A,' they give me the time of day and I can voice my opinions, and I'm trying to go in there with respect and not yelling and stuff. The 'A' has definitely helped me in the game this year."
"You've got be a leader. You can't be an idiot out there or do something that's costing the team. The 'A' is going to hold me accountable and it's going to help the other players around the league learn that I'm a different player this year and I'm out there to play."
"Sitting up in the 600 level, you can really see the plays develop. You can sometimes get mad at guys and say, 'Why did he make that play?' You may see something that looks easier. But it's like watching a video game. It's a faster pace when you're at a lower level and you don't see as much. But being up in the stands you really see and really watch the game develop and it helped me out, I think."
"I try to use the size of my stick, and the size of my body allows me to box guys out. I don't let them get to the net."