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Ice Chips

  • 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.
  • Komets affiliate with Avs, Lake Erie
    The Komets have aligned with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and their American Hockey League team, the Lake Erie Monsters.
  • This is sad news
    Former Komets star Joe Kastelic, who once owned the record for most goals scored in the IHL, died Wednesday at 81. He skated for the Komets from 1953 to 1957 and then again in 1960-61.
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Update on Sims, more

General manager David Franke said the Komets have yet to "finalize" anything, as it pertains to the coaching situation. So coach Al Sims, who won championships in 1993, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, remains blowing in the wind.

Franke said it could be a couple weeks before the team makes an announcement.

Don't fret, though; I think it will be much sooner.

In other news ...

Click here to read more on Trenton folding.

Looking for the players the Komets should pillage immediately (or when signings are allowed by the ECHL) from the Trenton roster??

The top unaffiliated players on the Titans were: Jacob Cepis, Stephen Schultz, Andy Bohmbach, Mike Ulrich and (hint, hint) Eric Baier.

And if you are wanting to read more on the potential Indianapolis team, click here. It's funny how often people ask me about Indianapolis -- when/if it will happen -- and I just don't have much to tell you beyond the annual rumors. But I can tell you, even from afar, it's clearly a divisive issue on whether there should be professional or junior hockey there. From the people I speak to on it, though, pros is the preference. But I'm sure another reporter would have another take.

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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