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Ice Chips

  • 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
  • Video, recap of Game 1 shocker
      READING, Pa. -- Make sure you check out this video of highlights, including the game-winning goal by Shawn Szydlowski in the Komets' 2-1 victory over the defending-champion Reading Royals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
  • Komets strike back
    READING, Pa. -- The Komets and Reading Royals are tied at 1 after two periods at Santander Arena in the opening game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Pregame primer

The is an air of dismay around the Komets tonight, heading into their game against the Evansville IceMen.

The Komets have lost 5 of 7 games, so the fans aren't happy, management isn't happy and the players are befuddled.

With a crowd of about 10,000 expected, if the Komets don't get up for this game, there's no hope for them.

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  • Here is the lineup for the Komets' Legends, who will play at Toledo on Sunday: John Hilworth, Bob Phillips, Martin Burgers, Dale Baldwin, Doug Rigler, Carey Lucyk, Ron Leef, Bobby Phillips, Brandon Warner, Brian McKee, Kelly Perrault, Kelly Hurd, Kevin Bertram, Larkin Saalfrank, Doug Teskey (who will play for both teams), Adam Lewis, Dan Price and Steve Fletcher. The coaches are Chuck Adamson, George Drysdale, Reggie Primeau, Eddie Long, Robbie Irons and George Polinuk.

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