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Putting on a (fight) show

The game between the Komets and Wings is scoreless, but Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, the longest-tenured Komet on the ice, got the crowd going early.

He began the final game of his fourth season by fighting Yann Sauve on the opening faceoff, retribution for the Sauve hit that separated Eric Giosa's shoulder late in Friday's 3-2 loss at Wings Stadium.

This may well be Schrock's last game as a Komet.

Later in the period, rookie defenseman Mathieu Gagnon finally found someone to fight – Michael Leone, who wound up bleeding all over the ice.

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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