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 13, 2008



HAHA "Justin, please take it easy on our horrible refs. It's not nice, you even made Jim cry the last time he was in town. He tried to give you 4 minutes roughing the passer, we didn't know what to tell him."


wow..i just watched the video on wane.com of the highlights...for one.. i didn't see hanson check anyone instead i saw clarke i think it was crosscheck durdin frm behind into boucher..and then for durdin to get the third man in was dumb..all he did was pull miller off of hanson!!

Jerad Shaw

I haven't seen the videos, but I would just like that Justin step away from the officiating. I would like you to report about hockey, and not speak on the hit or miss officiating in this league. We don't need a reasonible voice talking about what calls are made in this league. Please silence yourself! Thanks

Jerad Shaw

That was another joke in case noone got my humor!!!


You promised a "certain someone high up in the leauge".... that doesn't sound like real journalism to me....

Jerad Shaw

He didn't promise us anything. He told us of an inside source that had mentioned something to him. Me along with alot of other people would love to know names and what was said. Let's be honest, you would be hard pressed to find any media member in the world that members of a league would respect someone enough to speak with Cohn off the record. I think we are lucky to have Justin be able to bring us something like that and still not over step the bounds of trust!!! You won't see Cohn in Washington with McNamee and Clemens!!!!


Cohn, you crack me up.

kyle hunt

Huummmm, why would the league care whether a writer complained about officiating or not, huummmm, a quandary indeed me thinks.

Jungle Monkey

Decent game for a Wednesday night.

Officiating sucked.

Henley's defense wasn't great. His "fight" with Cornish was over quick. He popped Cornish once and Cornish grabbed on. I think Henley stunned him with it.

Boucher might have had his worst outing of the year. And still won.

Hansen and karma seem to duel at times, seems like for every beatdown he hands out he ends up injured.


Hansen doesn't hand out that many beatdowns. He avoids more than he gets into.


Hansen only fights when he has a clear advantage.

Justin, that's GREAT that you were "asked" to take it easy on the Refs. That's border line ridiculous. You point out the obvious and the same stuff that the fans see, if anything, they should encourage more of it.


while the statement "Hansen only fights when he has a clear advantage" may be true, it is a bit unfair under current circumstances.. He did what he had to do at the time.. regardless of who he fought.

If he wouldn't have gone after him after shoving one of our players onto our goalie then this message sting would be up to 100 posts already.. with everyone complaining that we didn't stand up for Boucher.

Hansen did the right thing. way to go kevin. IMO this isn't the time to call him out for not fighting a more capable opponent.

New Komet Fan

komets123 I agree whole heartedly!!!! Way to go Kevin.


Well i might not have guessed the name right: H A W T H O R N E, but it sure was his style!

I don't mind them cycling new refs through but let me be the first to say N E X T!

booner (BLOG REF)


kyle hunt

I can't believe last nights game did not get out of hand totally because of that Boobs calls, I really don't understand why certain refs. feel that the game is about them. Lets see, referee thinking to himself, I have to make a couple calls here to teach these goons a lesson, that will teach them! Geez!


That game looked like it was going to get out of control from the first face off.

What a crazy emotional rollercoaster night.

Who says midweek games are no good?

Anyone have any word on Hansen?

Ryne Gurney

I didn't really see it so I can't really comment, but I can't believe he pulled out a hit from behind call at that point in the game. Also Ewasko got drilled which was good to see, Bert was hassling him in front of the net all night.

Hit Somebody!!!

32 penalties is freaking crazy!

Let them play hockey.

No flow to the game last night, and no flow hurts the Komet's style. Refs like those we had last night...are they assigned to our games on purpose? Were they trying to end our streak of great play? Only Dickie Boy Brosal would do such a thing, right? Brad Jones? Would he do that too? UMMMMMM, yes!

The Komet's are running away with this league game by game. Hope they can stay interested and fresh the rest of the way and into the playoffs. Hate to waste this season because they got bored.

Hockey girl

1 word to describe the KOmets:


At the begining of the season Reiter was OK, but now he's on FIRE!!!! The Komets have been doing great this season hope they can keep it up for the playoffs!

Go Komets

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