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


New Komet Fan

Their Karaoke machine that they use as their PA must have been broken. lol Worst PA system I have ever heard in any arena I have been to for any sport.


I would agree with you thad

New Komet Fan

thank you John


pointstreak is giving that goal to Huk not Bert.


Just got back from my first away game and had a great time. It was so cool seeing how many Komet fans made the trip.

A few thoughts:
The announcing: could someone please let the guy know that we all don't have dog ears and maybe he can talk a bit louder or something? It was so hard to hear almost anything he said. I noticed while he missed calling a few Ft Wayne goals, he never missed calling any of our penalties.

And for the love of Bob, will someone please give them a new song list? I have never heard such a mix of music. Country has no place in a hockey game, and if I had to hear We Are the Champions one more time I was gonna choke someone.

Special props to Larry our PA guy. Anyone that complains about him or his music again needs to go sit through a KZoo game just once.

Finally, the mascot. All I have to say is what in the world? Three cheers for Icy, he needs to make a road trip to KZoo to whip Snappy into shape.


Yeah, I got annoyed by the Wings PA guy. I just don't understand why he insisted on not announcing after the Komets scored. But yes, he easily was able to announce the penalties and even the Wings goal soon. The first two Komet goals were easily seen from where I was sitting, especially Curadeau's penalty shot. I thought he wasn't going to call the 3rd goal either, but eventually did though it took him a few minutes. And that time I couldn't tell who it was.

Yes, Icy does need to come up to Kalamazoo and whip Slappy into shape. I hate that mascot...

Jerad Shaw

Wow, That's all Wow


A green pile of puke is more entertaining than Slappy!! Although you have to admit no one can skate behind a Zamboni and dance to the village people like him. What a Joke!!
Since the Komets have so many fans that travel to K-zoo I think Icy needs to travel as well, if nothing else he needs to work the Komet section.

Icy For President


slappy = mike mondelak(sp). havent seen him ref yet this year, must have taken up the slappy gig full time.


all of us where is was sitting were complaining all night about the PA. That was very wrong not to announce our goals. I also really liked the lady behind us that kept yelling "The Komets suck and you know it!!!" LOL obviously she doesn't understand that the object of the game is to get the MOST points....


Yeah, we aren't playing golf. ;) Musta been her first Wings game, or shes just too afraid to admit that they Wings are in 2nd to last place.

The Fan

Slappy is a pro! Who else can water ski behind a Zamboni with no ropes??? It must be magic. Same ole act since the late 80's. ICY does rule. Although, I think the Atlanta Knights Mascot still holds the record for the best fight.


Icy is annoying now. I could do without mascots in hockey. I don't mind Icy in pregames and intermissions, but what he does in the crowd with the drum and getting in the way during the action...I could do without. But the kids love 'em.

I had a different feel about the Fusion mascot. He was rather funny, though we won't be seeing him this season. But at least he kept his act on the field or near it.

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