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Ice Chips

  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.

A new player, a tie

After missing on an early breakaway, Matt Syroczynski scored off a rebound to tie it at 1 between the Komets and the Evansville IceMen at Memorial Coliseum.

They have outshot the IceMen 13-7.

Jeff Deslauriers gave up his worst goal since joining the Komets, though, when a backhand shot from the blue line eluded him.

The Komets' new player is J.P. Labardo, a rookie, who had 55 goals and 128 points over five Ontario Hockey League seasons with Guelph and Erie. He had 24 goals and 62 points in 67 games this season.

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