Justin A. Cohn


About Ice Chips

  • 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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March 16, 2008

Comments

rob

justin, thanks for keeping us updated on things going on that we are not always aware of,and no you dont sound like a homer,facts are facts our team this year just speaks for itself. GO KOMETS!!!

Hit Somebody!!!

Guy? He is good, but MVP? Not sure about that one.

I would say that PC is a good call for MVP. Look at what he has done since coming here. He has made the difference on the Power Play. We have a point guy now that we were begging for before he came here. Aquino, Curadeau, and either of our 2 goalies should get votes for MVP too. Reiter with 7 shutouts and we rode him for several games when Boucher was hurt. That was a huge point in the season.

What a great year! Lets go get the other cup now.

Justin Cohn

I thought long and hard about P.C. But the fact of the matter is, his impact is felt most on special teams and without him, they're still darn good. Dupuis is equally awesome on special teams, just in a different way, and without him, your No. 1 defenseman is Kevin Bertram. Think about that for a moment.

Hit Somebody!!!

It is pretty amazing to think that after Guy, who is the best defenseman.....YIKES!

Really though, Pence...Alot of people ride him, he has turned into a pretty darn good defenseman and a pretty good hockey player. He is young, he is not a star, but he knows his role and does it well. He is very steady. It is guys like him that make teams champions. You can have a team full of stars, but if you don't have good role players, you won't do well as a team.

So I say Pence gets most improved player award for the Komets!

Justin Cohn

I had to pick Tuzzolino in that vote. I couldn't believe it, but he was the best I could come up with.

JIM BEAM

I was really impressed with Pence playing winger.

Henley67250

Please keep Pence at winger! He is so much better playing up front...

Gerry

Its pretty hard not to agree with the above, the ks and coach probably should sweep the awards.

ive got an idea for larry kinney and port huron, move the franchise to fort wayne and play at the mac (mcmillen). you could play your home games against the rest of the teams at the mac and play your home games again'st the ks at the coliseum, 8 games X 8000 = 64,000, probaly more than youve had all year in port huron.

Conley

Boy oh boy. In the 8 years I have had season tix this has to be the hardest vote so far. Defense has allowed a league low with 149 goals trumping the next the down by 50. 50! Offensive has 225 beating flint by a mear 5. Now if MVP is most valuable player it has to be from the d line and so Dupuis is the logical choice. Sorry Luc. I'm sure he will have many a MVPs in his career. What a dilema!

Wingmnn

According to the Kzoo Wing's Blog Karlander just signed a PTO contract to play with Grand Rapids.

Justin Cohn

The Kzoo wings blog? You mean that Wings Stadium message board?

Wingmnn

Yes Sorry

Greg

Grand Rapids probably just looking for Bodies. Detroit has suffered some injuries and I'm sure Grand Rapids is being raided.

ToeBlake

Have a nice and boring time in Kzoo if it is anywhere close to what was on the ice Friday better drink a lot of coffee because there will be no action in the physical department.

Conley

I disagree ToeBlake. It seems like we always play tough in Kalamazoo and the players know a lot of fans drive to see them there. Besides it does not matter who or where we play it is going to be a wild ride clear through June. Do they have green beer? Can anyone enlighten me. I'm thirsty and Irish!

Conley

I disagree ToeBlake. It seems like we always play tough in Kalamazoo and the players know a lot of fans drive to see them there. Besides it does not matter who or where we play it is going to be a wild ride clear through June. Do they have green beer? Can anyone enlighten me. I'm thirsty and Irish!

Conley

Oops. Twitchy finger.

Conley

Oops. Twitchy finger.

WillisRockz

Hello Mr.Henley and welcome to Willisville KZOO will see to it that the Vomits little win streak will skid mark!

WillisRockz

Hello Mr.Henley and welcome to Willisville KZOO will see to it that the Vomits little win streak will skid mark!

Rich

Does anyone else agree with me when I say Willis is a joke?
The KOMETS own K-Zoo and the victory bus will role right through your little barn!!!!

Conley

Wow! Someone does not like getting beat let alone in a shootout for a franchise record.

Conley

Wow! Someone does not like getting beat let alone in a shootout for a franchise record.

Conley

Right on Rich! Not everyone can be as fortunate to have a team worth cheering for. I am sensing a little jealousy. I don t know.

WillisRockz

Barn...? Maybe, but atleast we act like a true IHL team and not some wannabe NHL franchise! Plus, FW Colliseum is nothing more than a second rate arena! FW Vomits, the Franke family's other jewel besides that broke down petting zoo!

hobo

the frankes own a petting zoo?

Brandon

If the Franke's own a petting zoo, why can't see have it set up at the games? I wanna pet a lama!

Homco

So, I just called to get tickets for K-zoo tonight. Fort wayne side is already sold out!!!! I had to get section 10.

Are there that many komets fans going tonight or is k-zoo filling our section with locals to try and stir up some turmoil.

Regardless it shoudl be a good game. I hope they have green beer to go with the green ice. LOL

Tom

Willis Rocks...yes indeed Wings Stadium and the thousands of Wings fans are definitely better than the 7500 plus per game in FW and the hundreds/thousands who go to the road games. Nah, I can't convince myself of that...that is why K-zoo will always be my second favorite team in the league. Their arena and fans could fit in our building twice. See you in K-zoo tonight. Also did anyone notice the K-zoo bench throwing the water bottle at the K's and the ref after Fridays game?

mark

Tom-

I saw that to, but I didn't see who threw it

Conley

I will be in section 10 so it will definately be loud. I am not going to say another word till I get there so I don't lose my voice. Go Ks! Willis rocks. NOT! Maybe the cradle because all the team seems to cry the whole game. Last time I saw a bottle fly was in Chicago by Puhalski. I don't think he was happy.

Conley

I will be in section 10 so it will definately be loud. I am not going to say another word till I get there so I don't lose my voice. Go Ks! Willis rocks. NOT! Maybe the cradle because all the team seems to cry the whole game. Last time I saw a bottle fly was in Chicago by Puhalski. I don't think he was happy.

JW

willis is the only player on Kzoo with heart...i think hes a solid player... other than that they are the most boring IHL team and play the most boring hockey

Rich

Conley
My feelings are hurt!! I didn’t get a call asking if I wanted to make the trip. Just kidding have fun and shout some for me. Can you imagine the money the Frankes would make if they would have a Willis and Krylander exhibit at their zoo!!!

kyle hunt

Aah, let the "little fella lover" have his cockyness on this blog, the time to shut him up, or not, will be during the game tonight!

Wingmnn

I thought little we-Willie was one of those freeky side shows at the carnival not a petting zoo. Wow I learned something new today. On a side note though I wonder if Willis will have on his anual Leperchaun outfit and will be passing out lucky charms.

St.Christopher

Cohny...where are you skating tomorrow afternoon and with whom? We'll miss you in the A.M.

mightbite

NICE ONE Wingman!!!! He may sing I'm a little petunia in a onion patch and all I do is cry all day-Boo-Hoo-Boo-Hoo. When King-Kong HENLEY gets him.

mightbite

Opps Wingmnn

ToeBlake

Justin how many are you allowed to carry on the Play-off roster. I think it is 21 total and 2 am's if you choose. If that is the case the K's will have to let 2 go before the play-off's start correct??

Hit Somebody!!!

That K-Zoo moron must be the same one that sat behind me Friday night that everyone in my section was thinking about beating up. Wow, that guy ran his mouth all night long....until they got beat. Then he had nothing to say really. He yelled..."I love you Willie!!!" Over and over again. He was freaking me out, the love for Willie and all....yikes! Really though, why go into someone else's arena and act like a jackass the whole game? You are just asking for someone to beat you down...

Conley

New ref? Git r dun!

Conley

New ref? Git r dun!

ToeBlake

Hello Justin are you there in Kzoo. 1-1 tied and Legualt fought Nebus in a crappy fight. The Kzoo play by play guy said Nebus knock down Legualt...Laugh they both slipped...And another goal for the K's 2-1 PC

booner

P.C. is on fire. what a pick up this year! GO KOMETS. good night to listen to chaser! and to all K fans in the ZOO tonight...i can hear you all so much better than the wings fans.... it's great!

ToeBlake

Is Chaulk hurt? He must have a sore knee also

komets family

did i hear chase right? did someone get called up to reading of the echl

booner

chase said chaulker got hit with the flew bug pretty bad. could barely stand up.suprised more players haven't got it yet. that stuff is goin around bad!

ToeBlake

THat flu is really bad knock me down for 4 straight days...They sure do miss him out there, or least I do because he plays "hard" all the time never takes a shift off...Where is Justin thought he was going to do chat session through the BLog? Nice job on Kzoo radio there Justin

Justin Cohn

If David Franke is correct, you can carry 19 active in playoffs and that does include your amateurs.

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