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Ice Chips

  • A goalie guess; look at lines
    Roman Will would seem to be the most likely fit to wind up in the ECHL as a goalie, but he's spent the last two seasons in the Czech Republic after an impressive junior career in Moncton. If I had to guess, it would be him.
  • K's sign 2 forwards
    The Komets finalized the signing of forward Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season for Quad City of the CHL, and also announced that they have added forward Brett Beebe to the roster.
  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.

Still waiting

Hopefully by now you've read the story off the Komets' 3-2 victory over the Orlando Solar Bears, and watched the video. If not, you can click here.

(I've gotten great feedback on a couple elements of that video.)

I have no transactions to report yet, as we all wait to see who the Anaheim Ducks and Norfolk Admirals call up from Fort Wayne because of the conclusion of the NHL lockout.

I don't think there will be much. Best guess: Corey Elkins, Luca Caputi, Garrett Klotz, Nick Schaus and Marco Cousineau.

I really think, because they won't be losing all that much, at least in comparison to most ECHL teams, that the Komets are positioned well for the impending chaos.

And they will be getting back Colin Chaulk soon. The Komets are only two points back of Cincinnati and Toledo for first place in the division, and those teams are going to be decimated because they have multiple NHL affiliations.

I look at it this way: Elkins wasn't going to be here long anyway and Caputi is injured, making Schaus the big potential loss because he's probably the Komets' second- or third-best defenseman right now.

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