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Ice Chips

  • CHL vs. ECHL lawsuit makes for interesting reading
    If you are interested in this sort of thing, here is a lawsuit that was filed against the ECHL by the CHL, in which it is alleged the ECHL tried to "poach" the Rapid City Rush and Allen Americans.
  • Ex-Komet becomes a coach
    Former Komets player Kevin Kaminski has been hired to coach the Portland Junior Pirates.
  • Mesiner signs with CHL team
    Goaltender Ben Meisner, who played last season for the Komets, has signed to play with Allen of the CHL this season.
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Photos and more

Here are Cathie Rowand's photos from the Komets' 6-2 victory over Wheeling in the exhibition finale on Saturday: Click here to see them.

Some interesting nuggets ...

  • Of the ECHL's 22 teams, nine have new coaches this season.
  • Kalamazoo's Sam Ftorek is enters this season with 697 ECHL games, third most all-time. The record is 789 by Cam Brown.
  • Ontario coach Jason Christie -- remember him? -- is four wins shy of becoming the fourth coach with 400 victories.
  • The Komets are one of only three teams not affiliated with NHL teams, the others being Colorado and Las Vegas.

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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