File / The Journal Gazette
I won't analyze the talent; I'll let you do that. But I will say the lyrics aren't the wittiest.
January 31, 2012 in Ice Chips 14 comments
There's less than a week until the CHL's trade deadline – it comes Monday – and the Komets are evaluating the need for changes.
January 30, 2012 in Ice Chips 27 comments
Why did Brent Henley get 27 minutes in penalties? Watch it here.
January 29, 2012 in Ice Chips 5 comments
There has been a scoring change from the Komets' 7-5 victory Friday night at Prescott Valley, Ariz.
January 28, 2012 in Ice Chips
Frankie DeAngelis scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Komets held on for a wild 7-5 victory at Arizona on Friday.
January 27, 2012 in Ice Chips 3 comments
The Dayton Gems have made a change in goaltenders.
January 26, 2012 in Ice Chips 1 comment
I had some moments covering the UHL when I thought this was going to happen -- Hello, St. Charles, Mo. -- but it never did.
January 24, 2012 in Ice Chips 2 comments
Hopefully, by now, you've heard about the Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas skipping the gala at the White House. I just wanted to share with you the best line about it I've read.
January 24, 2012 in Ice Chips 11 comments
Komets center Brett Smith, who has missed the last five games with a concussion, is hopeful he will be able to make the trip to Arizona and play against the Sundogs on Friday and/or Saturday.
January 24, 2012 in Ice Chips 2 comments
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January 24, 2012 in Ice Chips 14 comments
Ben Smith has a column on the Komets' future, which could possibly be in the ECHL, and he talks about the overriding sense that minor-league hockey needs to take on a structure close to baseball's.
January 24, 2012 in Ice Chips 1 comment
The Komets remained atop the Turner Conference with a 4-1 road win over Quad City on Sunday.
January 22, 2012 in Ice Chips 1 comment
January 21, 2012 in Ice Chips 4 comments
The Komets lost 2-1 to the Tulsa Oilers on Saturday night at Memorial Coliseum.
January 21, 2012 in Ice Chips 8 comments
The first ever meeting between the Komets and the Tulsa Oilers didn’t lack drama.It finished with six Tulsa players scrapping at the puck and goaltender Nick Boucher just barely keeping it out, preserving a 3-2 victory Friday night.
I delved into the topic of why the Komets didn't instigate fights when Brett Smith and Chris Auger were injured.
January 20, 2012 in Ice Chips 15 comments
The Komets will wear special white, pink and black jerseys the next two games to raise money for breast-cancer awareness.
January 19, 2012 in Ice Chips
There are a lot of rumors beginning to swirl out there about the Komets joining the ECHL.
January 17, 2012 in Ice Chips 18 comments
The Komets aren't sure whether their leading scorer, Brett Smith, will be available to play Friday against Tulsa.
January 16, 2012 in Ice Chips 2 comments
Goals by Brandon Smith and Andrew Courtney within a minute of each other late in the third erased a two-goal Komets lead, and Missouri went on to beat the Komets 4-3 in a shootout in Independence, Mo.
January 15, 2012 in Ice Chips 10 comments
Nick Boucher and Brett Smith may have been rewarded with spots in the CHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, but it wasn't all fun.
The Komets begin play as the top team in the CHL tonight, against the Bloomington Blaze at Memorial Coliseum.
For those who thought that Allen's part in the brawl with Laredo would mean that the Americans' coach, Dwight Mullins, wouldn't be able to coach in the All-Star Game: Sorry.
January 9, 2012 in Ice Chips 7 comments
The Komets avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season by defeating the Dayton Gems 4-2 tonight at Hara Arena.
January 7, 2012 in Ice Chips 3 comments
Jean-Michel Rizk has been quite a find for the Komets, hasn't he?
I asked rookie forward Jean-Michel Rizk whether his college coach, Greg Puhalski, who coached the Komets from 2001 to 2006, was as hard on players at Wilfred Laurier University as he was at Memorial Coliseum.
January 5, 2012 in Ice Chips 4 comments
The Komets announced Tuesday that they have traded defenseman Trisitin Llewellyn to the Missouri Mavericks for goaltender Gerry Festa.
January 3, 2012 in Ice Chips 2 comments