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Ice Chips

  • Komets sign three players
    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming season.
  • Komets sign defenseman James Martin
    The Komets have signed defenseman James Martin, who spent last season with the Alaska Aces and won the ECHL championship.
  • Komets sign forward Pistilli
    The Komets have signed forward Matthew Pistilli and reached an agreement with Konstantin Shafranov to be an assistant coach for a second straight season.
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Sirota tossed; game tied

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Komets out-shot the Kalamazoo Wings 13-8 in the second period, but there was no scoring, and it's still tied at 1 at Wings Stadium.

The biggest development was that the Wings' Nick Sirota, who scored their first-period goal, was ejected for butt-ending Daniel Maggio, after Maggio had roughed him up a bit.

The Komets' power-play unit remains dreadful. I'm not sure why don't throw Brandon Marino back on the point. It could only help.

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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