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Ice Chips

  • Some updates for you
    I don't have anything new to report on the alleged merger between the ECHL and CHL -- wouldn't it actually be an absorption of the CHL?
  • 18 Komets road games on TV this season
    Eighteen Komets road games this season will be broadcast live on MyTV Fort Wayne. Play-by-play duties will be handled by 21 Alive’s Tommy Schoegler and Kent Hormann.
  • Komets sign three players
    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming 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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