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    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
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  • 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.


We've been having great fun on Twitter coming up with a dictionary of Komets-related hashtags.

Don't know what that is? Click here or click here.

Here's what we came up with ...

#Scorebrick: The scoreboard in Kalamazoo, Mich.

#ReitOn!: When your goalie is a Reiter and he's on fire

#Gensocide: Getting hit low by an Evansville player (not to be confused with #Gensing)

#Schrockward: Uncomfortable moment when you get checked while celebrating a goal

#Chaulkadona: Hitting the puck into the net with hand and getting away with it, like Diego Maradona

#Boucherate: Yelling at your teammates after the opposing team scores

#Milamed: A shot so hard it could actually go through the net

#Rizktaking: Shooting the puck from the dasher boards when the goalie doesn't expect it

#GettingFIRed: You're not fired, just put on IR, injured or not, perhaps for eternity

#Massified: Anglicizing a French name, like pronouncing "Michel" as "Michael"

#Bertramed: Getting punched by your teammate, deserved or not

#Blazicking: Ignoring a major penalty

#Cruickshanking: Giving a minor penalty for a major infraction

#GoingReaney: Blasting opponents from behind during the playoffs

#FestaDance: Celebrating a shootout/breakaway save in disco fashion

#GettingGreasy: Hard-working, ugly goals from just outside the crease

#BoomSchrockalocka: Exclaiming a big check OR running into boards without being able to stop

#Didiered: Making the National Anthem, or any song, as long as possible

#Brosalitize: Putting a minor-league hockey team into a market where it can't possibly be successful

#Gensing: Singing about opposing hockey teams

#aPoding: Quitting the team with little or no notice

#Binghaming: Blaming a loss on the media

#GoingMacMillan: Leaving the penalty box to fight

#MakingmeIHL: Finding out the playoff series will be 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 or something wacky like that.

#DisPickarding: Deciding to leave the league in which you play

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