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  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.
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Hit on Auger & ensuing fight

Here is the hit that Evansville's Aaron Gens put on Chris Auger, and the ensuing fight with Colten Hayes of the Komets. From Oct. 20, 2012, at Memorial Coliseum.

Video: Hit on Auger and the fight

It looks as if Komets forward Chris Auger may have suffered a bad injury on this hit tonight, laid out by Aaron Gens of the Evansville IceMen.

Gens then fought the Komets' Colten Hayes.

See the above video.

The hit looks clean to me and most of us in the press box, including Komets brass. The ECHL's disciplinarian, Joe Ernst, is here, though.

Fort Wayne leads 1-0 midway through the first on a power play goal by Brett Smith, set up by Brandon Marino's pass from behind the net.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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