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Ice Chips

  • Lang is ECHL MVP; Marino takes 3rd
    Lang had an ECHL-leading 44 goals and was third with 77 points in 61 games. That included 17 goals and 26 points in 24 games with the Komets, with whom he began the season before leaving the team and demanding a trade.
  • Reading from Reading
    READING, Pa. -- Sorry, I'll never get tired of that pun.
  • Komets score late to win Game 1
    READING, Pa. – Shawn Szydlowski stole the puck in the Reading Royals zone and snapped a shot into the net with 8.1 seconds remaining for a 2-1 Komets victory in Game 1 of best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals series before 3,261 fans
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Looking at the K's

To prepare you for the Komets' game tonight at Loveland, Colo., where they lost 2-1 on Wednesday, I have this story on goaltender Charlie Effinger: Click here.

This is just a feeling, but I really think the Komets' success this season is going to be greatly determined by Effinger. I just think Reiter may find a place in the American Hockey League.

Thoughts?

  • Former Komets star Leo Thomas, who was recently suspended for the season in the Southern Professional Hockey League for punching a fan, has now received nine games from the Central Hockey League. Click here. The CHL and SPHL do not, necessarily, honor each other's agreements. So when Thomas moved to the CHL to play for Fort Wayne-native Brian Gratz, the CHL wanted to conduct its own review before deciding what punishment to give Thomas, who was allowed to play until that happened. It's interesting that the CHL came up with a more lenient response, but I don't know that it had as much data (interviews with parties involved, etc.) to go on. But before you think this is piling on, Thomas still in a weird sort of way got a promotion. The CHL is a higher level than the SPHL.

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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