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Ice Chips

  • Komets affiliate with Avs, Lake Erie
    The Komets have aligned with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and their American Hockey League team, the Lake Erie Monsters.
  • 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.
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K's pregame primer

The Komets play tonight in Loveland, Colo. A couple of interesting stats: The Komets are second in the league on the road with a 14-7-2 record. Colorado is 15-7-1 at home, where it has the ECHL's top power play with an efficiency of 28.3 percent.

  • Check out this story on how the Komets have made moves on the way to championships. Maybe there are some ideas in there for this season.
  • Even without Leo Thomas, who has been suspended for the season in the Southern Professional Hockey League for punching a fan, Fort Wayne-native Gary Graham has Pensacola tied for first place with a 22-9-4 record. Just noticed that Mark Bradtmueller, the Komets' former equipment manager, has been the backup goalie four times. And they've used 37 players in Pensacola this season. Same as the Komets.
  • Former Komets forward Bobby Chaumont has 22 goals and 69 points in 41 games this season in Great Britain. Wow.
  • From the CHL, there was an odd situation with one coach resigning (click here) and another coming in (click here).

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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