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Ice Chips

  • Bootland not coming to K's
    You may have heard that Darryl Bootland has defected from the CHL's Allen Americans to join a team in the ECHL. It's not the Komets, according to general manager David Franke.
  • Szydlowski would like bigger role with K's
    Shawn Szydlowski, who re-signed with the Komets today, said he hopes to have a top-line type of role this season.
  • AHL could be coming to town
    There is a possibility the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters and Grand Rapids Griffins will play an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 4.

This is awesome

Check out this goal by former Komets player Mike Ratchuk. Click here. It's filthy.

As for the Komets' game tonight with Elmira, it's tied at 1 after one period. Just as a power-play was ending, Elmira's Kyle Bushee scored on a 20-foot wrist shot.

Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock answered with a short-handed goal, after goalie Marc Cheverie was caught out of net and Jean-Michel Rizk pressured him into a turnover.

Colin Chaulk is back on the bench as an assistant coach, after missing five games following foot surgery.

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