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Ice Chips

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      KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- I'm not going to say these have been the best three games I've seen the Komets play to start a season -- and I've covered 18 seasons -- but this has to be the most exciting season-opening set I've seen.
  • Komets beat Kalamazoo
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – In what had become a heated game, Shawn Szydlowski capped a 3-2 overtime victory for the Komets on Friday by stealing the puck in the Kalamazoo Wings zone and then sending a wrist shot past the goal with 49 seconds remaining.
  • Penalty shot foiled, K's tied at 2
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Komets and Kalamazoo Wings are tied at 2 after two periods at Wings Stadium.
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Wild ride for Lasch

It's been a wild ride for Ryan Lasch this season.

He went from Norfolk to Fort Wayne to Norfolk to Europe to Toronto (via a trade by the Anaheim Ducks with the Toronto Maple Leafs).

Anyway, he scored tonight for the Marlies of the American Hockey League. Click here to see an interview.

By the way, I just learned that today the Indiana Ice basically became managers of the renovated Pepsi Coliseum (now Pan Am Plaza) in Indianapolis. It seems to me that would increase the likelihood that they stick with junior hockey beyond this season, but, who knows? It's all about politics and familial relationships down there.

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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