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  • This is sad news
    Former Komets star Joe Kastelic, who once owned the record for most goals scored in the IHL, died Wednesday at 81. He skated for the Komets from 1953 to 1957 and then again in 1960-61.
  • Major signings for Komets
    The Komets bolstered their roster with a potential No. 1 goaltender, a former first-round NHL draft pick, a familiar face and player who should be popular with the fans.
  • Former Komet in Elmira
    Steven Shamanski, who had a cup of coffee with the Komets, has signed to play this season with Elmira of the ECHL.
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Schrock stays hot, K's lead

After going 22 games without a goal, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock has five in his last nine.

That includes two tonight and the Komets lead the Elmira Jackals 3-2 late in the second period at Memorial Coliseum.

And the Komets have also found some groove on the power play; Daniel Maggio has a goal with the man-advantage.

I'm not going to say the Komets look great, but they look better than they have, and this isn't against Kalamazoo. Not that Elmira is much better than Kalamazoo.

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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