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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January 25, 2008



that 73 team to me was one of the most exciting ones ive seen. maybe because i was their age and my buddies and i did alot of partying with some of those guys.but the team was mediocre until christmas and with the arrival of jim hyrchuk(SP) from washington, the whole team played above their abilities. the second half of the season was probably one of the best akomet team has ever had and the game where fitchner challenged the bench from center ice was one of the top moments in my memory of komet hockey. poor rodney cox. he dindt know what he was getting himself into! that sparked the team and they only lost one more game the rest of the playoffs even tho robbie irons got hurt and a nobody with little playing time took over and led us to the turner cup. port urine didnt have a chance. the ks were so fired up from the flint series i think the ks could have beaten many nhl teams at that point. and the komet fans didnt let the team down either as around a dozen bus loads and numerous cars made the long trip. you dont see arenas anymore that the visiting teams fans outnumbered the home teams!!! to drink champagne out of the turner cup in the locker room will always be the biggest highlight of my sports memories!!!!

Justin Cohn

Boy they'll let anyone in there, eh? What were you doing in there?

Jerad Shaw

HAHA... I think tonight's game maybe a B2'er.


Does anybody know if Hansen is back tonight?


I'm B2ing it tonight.

Nice column Justin, a very good read and Good story Chuckitt!! It's great to hear old stories like that and to be a part of them would of been even better.

Justin Cohn

I'll be at both games this weekend, so check back tonight for updates and such.


Do you need a gopher for this weekend??

I'll be happy to get your pops...1 pop for you, 2 beers for me. See if it's in the JG's budget.


And Justin don't forget the Texas Hold'em with Shaw and the clang.

Jerad Shaw

Tom, did you get a ticket?

kyle hunt

clan + gang = clang, good one!


when we fight flint= Jorde beats Legualt- Gerke beats Woods-Bertram loses to Mallete-King-Kong HENLEY & McCarty is asloberknocker!!


The 72-73 season was when I was first introduced to hockey. My father lived to regret taking me to my first game as I was forever hooked!!! I thought Jimmy Hrychuik was jusg soooooooo cute! I've been a Komet fan ever since.


like i said justin, i partied witha few of those guys and we just walked in. everybody was deleriously happy and really didnt care too much! we had a great time there! got there early and went to a bar acrooss the street from the arena and everybody in there thought it was cool that ft wayne people were in there! little did they know about the bus loads yet to come! we had such a good time with them they told us to come back after the game and theyd save us a table. well afterwards we figured they were just trying to be nice and we went back and the line to get in the place was long, one of the servers saw us in line and waved us in, and sure enough, they had a table all reserved for us! great memories! its sad to see the fan base in port urine at such a low number. hopefuly it will grow and they can be a great member of the new ihl!!

Justin Cohn

Texas Hold 'Em? Huh? Not that I would ever gamble.


Sims just said Nick will be in goal tomorrow night!!! It would be nice to see him shut down the Fury in their barn on his first game back.

kyle hunt

Nice, down 2 zip.

Jerad Shaw

We could rock a solid game of Holdem. 5 dollar buy in or something in my room afterwards. I'm def. down!

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