Justin A. Cohn


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  • 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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February 02, 2008

Comments

Jerad Shaw

I love how you get to the bottom of things Justin!!! You are the Law and Order of Komet hockey!!! FYI, I was introduced to the NHL Network, and I am still up at 5:30 so I could see the top 10 Blackhawks. I thought Stan Mikita was "Al Bundy" on Wayne's World. Such an eye opening experiance this NHL Network is!

mightbite

bloooomington got tougher with signing cornish

jkmess11

Well I thought everyone would think this would be funny. Last weekend I attended an Indiana Ice game. After walking around prior the game and during the intermissions, I counted more Komet, Checkers, and Racer Jersey's than I did Ice Jerseys. I stopped to talk to a few of the persons wearing Komet Jerseys and they said they use to live in Fort Wayne. A few gentlemen in the bar with the checker jeresys said they want IHL hockey for next season and a name change from the ICE to the Checkers to give the ICE a new identity. Most of the people in the city don't even know that Indy still has hockey.

jkmess11

One item I forgot. The last four home games, the last two weekends, the ICe averaged 4,500 fans per game. With that average, they would be right behind FTW in attendance.

Hoss

4,500 is pretty good for Indy! I would love to see them back with the Komets in the IHL. Another great road trip close to home.

top_shelf

If they average 4,500, when they are back in the "I" It would jump to 5,500 with all the Komet fans that would make the trip to the games.

Hoss

Glad to see you made it home safe Top_Shelf. How was the trip? I still hate you for your Weekend o' Hockey! I guess my wife doesn't love me as much....LOL

gerry

Thats pretty good attendance for junior hockey. the owners of the ice must be making some coin since the players arent paid and the majority of them go on to play college hockey.

Anyone think the giants will cover the spread today?

jkmess11

Well that is what is funny. I guy I work with is a season ticket holder and he says the ICE are barely making money.

What I have heard is because in the last two season they have averaged only 2000 fans a game, their rent for their venue is steep. However, if they could prove and maintain an average of ,4500 or 5,000 fans a game, they could possibly pay no rent like the Komets. According to the internet, as of this date, the Ice have averaged 2,900 fans per game all season.

Has anyone heard any update of the IHL Stragety meeting for Chicago and Indy participating next year?

stratocaster718

Hey what about me? I don't work for the Wings and I don't think it's a sh goal; it's an even-strength goal. 1-on-1 and Curadeau gets a plus. There are no minuses.

brando

In the Montreal/Rangers game, there was a penalty shot awarded while the Canadiens were on the PP, the Canadiens scored on the penalty shot, and it was not ruled a pp goal....same concept last night, penalty shot is a penalty shot, not a power play or short handed.

Rick

Hey Justin or anyone else,
Does anyone know why Mccarty has yet to play for Grand Rapids yet? I haven't seen him on the game sheets for them yet!!

mightbite

McCarty played in PH last night .

chuckitt

hope the ks paid attention to the super bowl. dont sit on the big lead. come to play every night and dont take anybody for granted!!!

top_shelf

Hoss,

We had a great weekend and the Red Wings game was cool. I hated to miss the Komets this weekend, sounded like it was a great game. See yeah Wed.

top_shelf

*sounds

Adam Craig

Darren McCarty will start with Grand Rapids on this coming friday. Rick

Jerad Shaw

That was the greatest super bowl I have seen in my lifetime.

mightbite

I'm happy for Eli, he took a lot of (stuff) all year.

kometfan

Ok....Eli Manning was superb on that last drive....amazing....just to scramble away from 3 guys who had a hold of him and then tyree to make that unbelievable catch!! glad the Giants won..didn't want a team who cheats to win it.....anyways..back to the legault story....i talked to him personally at the last home game against flint and he says there was no injury!

mightbite

Legualt = Bucko who is scared of King-Kong JORDE & asked to be put on IR.

booner

Yes shaw!! Best superbowl in years. Giants coming out on top just made it that much better. I am still pumped i got to watch the best game all year. Now, im even ready for more hockey. Bring it on:)

Jungle Monkey

Legault isn't afraid of Jorde. The dude has a busted finger. Why not let it heal and keep his rookie status for next year?

booner

I dont think Leg's is affraid of anyone haha. and what's with the king kong jorde?? ha, the kid can throw em but i think the king kong status should go to bert! Just a thought. I think he has shown me more this year than any of them. I dont know what you would call woodsy. ha. i love watchin him skate. and of course chaulker.... man we are stacked with some talent AND possibly the top 4 or 5 fighters in the league. even tho some dont fight that often, when they do, watch out. i think most teams know this :)

mightbite

Fighters= #1 King-kong Jorde #2 Snowball #3Cornish #4 Mallette

TGP

The best superbowl of MY lifetime was last season. Go Colts!

booner

Yea TGP cuz your team won.:) I had the two teams i watch in it last year and was disapointed. Game wise, this year smoked it and im not a NE or NY fan....haha. and yes mightbite, snowball is deffinatly one of the best, if not the best.But how can you not put bertram in the top? and like i said, jorde can throw down, but i just dont see him bein the best. it's hard to say anyone is better than another anyways, but kevo should be up there!!! i like henley, but he has yet proved anything to me. still a solid D-man which is the most important. but it's hard missin all that time to get right back at it. good luck Hen... keep it up Bert!

St. Christopher

Thought this was a Komet hockey blog? Pigskin blogs can be found on NFL.com

Jungle Monkey

Ok mightbite... I'll bite.... Cornish has yet to have an IHL fight, Mallette's fights are all wrestling matches, Jorde has some skill, but isn't the best fighter in the league. He hasn't beat Henley, and I don't see him trying anytime soon.

Komet Gallery

The whole Legault has a bad finger is BS... This comes directly from Legault... He is NOT injured in any way... Heard it right from his mouth...

booner

easy chrisopher... I think we can say it was a good game on this blog. Does someone always have to add some negative feelings on here. we might have went almost a week without any of that, and i stress almost... you know, if you dont like any of these comments, you could start your own blog instead of being negative....?? if not, try joinin in on some of these comments and try to have fun!! just a thought. And well put JUNGLE MONKEY :)

booner

Who cares if his finger is broke or not.... either he plays or he doesnt play. either way, we get to see komet hockey!! I understand some of you may want to see him play that bad, but is his not playin going to affect whether or not you go to a game?? or do some of you enjoy drama so much you complain about every little peice of info cohny types. YOU DA MAN COHN! and ok guys, sorry, my ranting is done :) just one of those days i guess. how about those GIANTS...:) sorry, had too! lol

Booyah

Cornish dropped the gloves with Kovalcik Friday night just to let you know. Dropyourgloves.com is a great hockey fight website with fight prediction and goon leagues. Check it out

mightbite

Jorde is #1 cause it's hard to fight when they won't fight him. Just like the nhl heavy weight LARAQUE.

faith

I agree with you christopher...taking nothing away from the great pigskin game, but THIS is called a hockey blog for a reason.......

chuckitt

doesnt matter if legault is hurt or not. you guys have to know the rules. we are currently two players over the limit so to keep those extra guys, two guys have to go on injured reserve. simple as that. right now the coach wants him to sit. i would rather sit one of our d men but as the last home game shows, we needed every one of them. but id still sit a d man against flint and go with the tough guy forwards. oh well, theres always next week!!!

Brando

Cornish sure proved he was a top heavyweight. Sad showing for him. Jorde, Legault, Henely, Snowball, Bert, Ewasko, Mallette, Kovalcik...they are all tough, never has any hockey player at any level won all of thier fights. Kinda like black jack, win some, lose some, or break even. I've been around awhile, like most of us on here, and its tough to point out the strongest, toughest, whatever you call it, to a single player.

kyle hunt

Well said Brando, watching some of these guys just flinging their arms forward and just as quick pulling them back and flinging them ahead again will get them a fat lip half the time. A real fighter has defensive skills, that means some wrestling to get into position or an arm free, then you punch with power, that means following thru with your punch (uppercuts make a fighter punch more correctly automatically) but just as important is that first punch, ie. Bertram. Its luck of the draw to get off quick with free arms and hurt him. The real deal is why you fight and that you get your point across, you may see a fight as a loss for one guy but if he got the point across then it meant something. Alright I'm done!

Hoss

I like pizza with nothing green on it, lions live in packs, and Nixion has a big nose.

kyle hunt

You dont like peppers on pizza, lions live in prides and who's Nixion

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