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Ice Chips

  • 18 Komets road games on TV this season
    Eighteen Komets road games this season will be broadcast live on MyTV Fort Wayne. Play-by-play duties will be handled by 21 Alive’s Tommy Schoegler and Kent Hormann.
  • 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.
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My ballot .. and more

I just filled out my ballot for the Komets' team awards. Some of these were difficult to choose, and not in a good way. (I don't get a vote for MVP, but I assume it will be Brandon Marino.)

Defensive Forward: Jean-Michel Rizk

Unsung Hero: Matt Firman

Defenseman of the Year: Daniel Maggio (though I doubt the team would give it to him since he was called up)

Rookie of the Year: Kenny Reiter (see Defenseman of the Year award)

Most Improved Player Award: Ryan Hegarty

"True Komet" Award: Tyler Butler

Mr. Hustle: Brett Smith

In other news, Greenville is pretty beat up and will have only 12 skaters tonight against the Komets at Memorial Coliseum.

And Sunday, when the Komets play host to the Evansville IceMen, assistant equipment manager Steve Wissman will work his 2,000th game.

Oh, one last thing, former Komets defenseman Steven Delisle is in the Greenville lineup. He was pretty much the only player Columbus sent to Fort Wayne in that awful affiliation, if we forget about Chris Francis anyway.

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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