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Ice Chips

  • Postgame reaction, video from Komets 3-2 victory
      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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Some updates

There's nothing new to report on the Komets' coaching situation, as neither the Komets nor Al Sims has called me back.

I'm sure, by now, Sims is talking to some other teams to gauge potential interest should the Komets opt to hire someone else.

As for former Komets: Bryant Molle is scoreless and plus-1 in 10 playoff games with Reading; Mike Ratchuk has one goal, seven points and a minus-9 rating in 11 games for Florida, with whom Brent Henley has an assist and 34 penalty minutes; for Alaska, Tom Mele and Dustin Molle are both scoreless and played in a combined four games.

The CHL finals, won last season by the Komets, begins Tuesday between Wichita and Allen. Here's the Allen roster and here's the Wichita roster.

My prediction -- made not to be funny -- is Wichita ... in six. Although, this makes it funny: Click here.

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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