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O'Schrock on O'Fire

Personally, I like how on the Komets' special St. Patrick's Day jerseys, all the players' names are preceded by Os.

As in ... O'Syroczynski, O'Beauregard and O'Schrock, who has accounted for two goals so far.

Lincoln Kaleigh O'Schrock averaged 15.7 goals per season in his first three seasons. He came into tonight with only six.

But he scored on a 20-footer and on a prayer from the right boards, and the Komets lead the Greenville Road Warriors 2-1 after the first period at Memorial Coliseum.

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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