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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September 19, 2007

Comments

John

Sounds like some good signings- I can smell the hockey emanating from the Coliseum.

IndyKomet

http://youtube.com/watch?v=y4l-NfucdIA

Trish

205 min last year. He(Legault) can't be to soft. Maybe now some will find the toughness they have been seeking.

Tony F

You know when I first saw this, I was thinking it was that Legault that I think used to play for Elmira who was tough as nails. This Leagault looks to be tough as well.

David

We Still need more, but at least this is a start...

lovelost

Good sign with Leagult. Anyone know more on this Lewis guy?

lovelost

I dont under stand Clay Lewis's stats inless the ones I found are wrong. This is from the Buffalo Site (http://www.collegehockeystats.net/0607/teamstats/bfsm)

## Player - 22 Clay Lewis
POS YR - D SR

| Overall - 26 GP |
GP - 17
G - 0
A - 2
PTS - 2
PEN/MIN - 11/22
PP - 0
SH - 0
GW - 0
GT - 0

| Conf Only - 14 GP |
GP - 10
G - 0
A - 2
PTS - 2
PEN/MIN - 6/12
PP - 0
SH - 0
GW - 0
GT - 0

| Career |
GP - 47
G - 1
A - 4
PTS -5

Then I found this on Hockeydb.com but not sure if the same guy because the name is Clayton Lewisbut I am assuming because it in Buffalo.

Season - 02-03
Team - Buffalo Lightning
League - OPJHL
GP - 17
G - 1
A - 3
PTS - 4
PIM - 4

Let me know what you think.

lovelost

As for the Officials running thier camp at McMillen, is that the only place that they are doing this? They should open it up to the public so we can go see who is there. Hopefully Hawthorne stays under the NHL officials so he won't screw us over anymore. haha.

lovelost

here is Legault's fight card.


2002-2003 Regular Season

QMJHL
Mark Tobin
Renaud Des Alliers
Alexandre Lamarche
Thomas Bellemare
Caleb Moffat
Dominic Fiset 2x

2003-2004 Regular Season

QMJHL
Nick Fugere
Ryan James Hand 2x
Pierre-Luc Leblond-Létourneau
Luke Pelham
Marty Doyle
Brandon Tidball
Alexandre Vachon
Etienne Grandmont
Nathan Saunders
Cody Doucette
Alexandre Lamarche
Thomas Bellemare
Corey Pastershank
Dominic D'Amour
Tyler Chambers
Guillaume Trudel
Olivier Didier
Gregory Hoffe

2003-2004 Postseason

QMJHL
Dominic Tweed

2004-2005 Regular Season

QMJHL
Kevin Cormier 2x
Kris MacDonald
Jimmy Bonneau
Ryan James Hand
Martin Aubin 2x
Pierre-Luc Leblond-Létourneau
Francis Wathier
David Starenky
Maxime Morier
Leonard Puterman
Sébastien Laferrière
Dominic Tweed
Bernard Elhokayem

2005-2006 Regular Season

QMJHL
Kevin Cormier
Nick Fugere
Martin Aubin
David Starenky
Marty Doyle 2x
Maxime Morier
Sébastien Laferrière
Erick Lizon
Cole Fetzner
Chris Morehouse
Taylor Moore
Triston Manson 2x
Tim Spencer 2x

2005-2006 Postseason

QMJHL
Keven Petit

2006-2007 Preseason

QMJHL
Renaud Des Alliers
Adam Clow
Joel Rechlicz
David Foucher

lovelost

Some good names in there. I saw he has fought Joel Rechlicz so maybe round 2 this season if he makes the team.

lovelost

Also, Bloomington signed Don Margettie, good vetran forward who plays hard every night.

Hit Somebody!!!

I like the signings alot. Things are shaping up nicely. I am happy with the way things are looking. Hope the team philosphy is one that we can all enjoy this season. Euro Hockey will not cut it this year.

Go Komets.

jc

This guy sounds like he's a legit tough guy that can play. Wasn't Margettie the guy that pounded Kelly Perrault?!

Hit Somebody!!!

I remember Brad Wingfield's one punch that KO'd Kelly. Ouch!!!! Fighter he was not. Scoring machine he was.

Komet/Fusion Fan

It wasn't Wingfield, it was Margettie who hit Perrault.

Jungle Monkey

Margettie is one tough customer. I doubt a one-blow KO of Kelly is on the top of his resume.

Legault has fought some tough dudes.

stoney85

I have been complaining so let me be fair and say 'Thank you" to the Komets for addressing this concern.

I will be estatic if they keep Henley as well.

Signed,
Dr. Fair Weathered/Mr. Naysayer

Mark

I don't know why people were all up in arms about the Komets not getting toughness, I was never worried about it. That is probably one of the hardest pieces to find and recruit. The Franke's came out and said the Tough guy they want has to be able to play a regular shift. Those types of guys are far and few between. You guys really needed to be patient..

btw..welcome aboard Legault and Lewis

Mark

JC-Margettie was the guy who KO'd Kelly...

kometfan

I thought it was Mallette????

geezette

Prohockeynews.com has previous publication errors. I've seen stats quoted incorrectly. They haven't even added goals and assists to get points right! My assumption is volunteer writers with no editing. Lordy, I miss editors!

Junior

Bozian signed w/ the CHL

http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3542330

Junior

Bozoian

lovelost

Syrozynski is going to the AHL Providence Bruins Camp.

Jungle Monkey

Syro should be a great asset to the AHL, another big guy afraid of contact.

Jerad Shaw

JM, Love it. I'm lol'n

J-Rid

Komets PA, what will the goal song be this year? Will it be Crowd Chant again (which is one of my favorites that I've heard in all arenas I've been to)? Or are we resurrecting Rock and Roll Part 2?...

Greg

I leave for a week and you guys really get going don't you. (Actually, I'm still gone, in Gettysburg. SD right now, just checking in.)

Interesting singings, but I'll have to wait and see them in uniform before I form an opinion.

Jungle Monkey

It's all Tony's fault, Greg.... =)

lovelost

With Syro, I just think he wants to be a stuff guy but playing college it wasn't enforced to play "as" hard hockey and we he came he didn't know what to expect. But he did have some good checks threw the year.

wingmnn

Some News

Ottawa Assigns 10 Players To Binghamton
Binghamton Senators
Sep 20, 2007


Binghamton, NY - The Ottawa Senators assigned today 10 players to the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League.
As new head coach Cory Clouston opens Binghamton's 13-day training camp on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, the roster begins to take shape. Players assigned to Binghamton include defensemen Greg Amadio, Tomas Kudelka, Derek Smith, Geoff Waugh, along with forwards Tyler Donati, Chaz Johnson, Greg Mauldin, Jim McKenzie, Shawn Weller and Jeremy Yablonski.

Also Bloomington signed Ralf, I am now looking forward to yelling at him when he comes to town.

Junior

Matt Reynolds is going to be in Worchester camp.

lovelost

well you Chaz Johnson fans won't get him now.

lovelost

Good for Reynolds. Hope we get him but that would be good for him to bake it thier. Any word on people coming to camp here?

JungleMonkey

Good for Chaz. Anywhere but here is a-ok with me!

Komets PA

J-Rid,
and like everything in life we a
to paraphrase David Byrne of Talking Heads ; "Same as it ever was". No changes in store for goal music. It worked well last year. As far as other music, I have been busy this summer compiling songs from other teams through the i-net and hope to throw more new and old songs into the mix this season.

Komets PA

oops, cut and paste went wild on that one.

Justin Cohn

No changes in music, goal or otherwise, eh? What a shock.

Justin Cohn

READ THIS IMPORTANT:

To the person who has been posting comments under another person's name to incite insults, I do have your IP address and do know who you are. This is your ONE warning or you will be banned from this site, and yes I can do it.

Let me remind you yet again, discussion is good, spirited discussion is fine, attacks and the devious attempts to demean people will not tolerated.

So keep it civil. If anyone else sees this sort of stuff going on, please bring it to my attention.

Now resume your discussions.

Justin Cohn

chuckitt

why warn them? i think theyve violated the trust and spirit of the blog to begin with.

Greg

Guys, guys, guys...

Can't we all just get along?

Checking in from Soiux Falls, SD coming home today.

Hope Chaz makes it with the Senators.

J-Rid

Cool. I really liked Crowd Chant last year. Hoping to hear it a lot again this year...

FiveMinuteMajor

Good- I liked Crowd Chant too! Whatever gets played, I just hope we hear it a lot! Pocket schedules are out, means the season can't be too far away, right? No, I'm not counting the days or anything... :)

Tony E

Justin thank you very much.

I hope Johnson has a long career with the Senators. I would have someone else to boo besides Daniella Alfredsson

Bob

Where did you get a pocket schedule at? I thought they would not be ready for a few more days....

Komet Bruiser

Chuckitt,

It's just too easy to be someone else. You can enter any name you want.

Komet Bruiser

Let's Go Komets!

Komet Bigtime Fan

Can this season get started already?

chuckitt

its easy to be someone else but justin can find out who each blog is so my point is why warn someone who has abused the priviledge of using the blog? do you really want to blog with someone who would stoop so low as to use someone elses name to try aand cause problems? why even argue with me? im just stating a point that the person doesnt deserve to blog here anymore. why defend the opposite position? youd sing a differnt tune if that person used your name and did some crap, or would you?

Justin Cohn

I warned because I believe in second chances.

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