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Ice Chips

  • CHL vs. ECHL lawsuit makes for interesting reading
    If you are interested in this sort of thing, here is a lawsuit that was filed against the ECHL by the CHL, in which it is alleged the ECHL tried to "poach" the Rapid City Rush and Allen Americans.
  • Ex-Komet becomes a coach
    Former Komets player Kevin Kaminski has been hired to coach the Portland Junior Pirates.
  • Mesiner signs with CHL team
    Goaltender Ben Meisner, who played last season for the Komets, has signed to play with Allen of the CHL this season.

Not sure what this means

I'm not entirely sure what this means, but Quad City owner Chris Lencheski told The Quad City Times that one of the available options for his team was out.

I'm guessing that means the Central Hockey League has been eliminated as an option if the IHL folds, but I'm awaiting some return phone calls on this topic.

Speaking of the CHL, word is there is upcoming strife between that league and the players' association. Even though the CHL's salary cap is the smallest of the IHL-ECHL-CHL group, I've heard the owners want to reduce salaries even more.

That, of course, would mean less talent. Which, of course, would mean the product would be even less appealing to Fort Wayne's fans.

  • I will do my best to bring back the radio button next week, when I figure out how to get it working correctly on our new site, but if you want to hear this week's edition of "We've got Game," co-hosted by myself and Ben Smith: Click here. This was a fun show.

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