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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April 06, 2008



i sent youngstown a email reminding them that the ihl is non union


HA way to go Chukitt!


Hey Justin,

What is the IHL record for most points and wins?

Justin Cohn

The IHL record for points is 132 and wins is 62. Both by San Diego in 1992-93.

Jerad Shaw

Ahhh that was a great year!!!


j. sHAW, YES IT was! I enjoyed the playoffs as that was one of the most exciting in K's history. I will always remember the 12 straight wins Go K's!

Jerad Shaw

I remember game 3. Sitting front row, down a bit from the blue line. Overtime. Scotty Gruhl lights the lamp. Watched game 4 on tv back when 33 showed a few games live! Hmmmm maybe an idea this upcoming playoffs??


last year towards the end of the season they said everyone was commited to coming back, then we ended up with a six team league, this year they say the same thing,soooo what happens if 1 or 2 bolt after this year.. what league will we end up in and my question to the fans is, what league would they like to see the ks in?


What I've seen in Local media never mentioned anything about Youngstown in the IHL.


Here ya go:

"Another possibility is the International Hockey League, formerly known as the United Hockey League.

The six-team IHL has teams in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. In 2007, the UHL had 10 teams before two folded and one joined the ECHL."



I read in that article that the CHL and UHL/IHL were in talks to merge last summer, but they broke down. Just wondering if anyone knew why?


According to that article, junior, the Steelhoudns aren't going anywhere.


You asked for "any" mention of the IHL and Youngstown and I gave it to you.

They're still "exploring" other leagues.

Justin Cohn

The Steelhounds won't be in the CHL from what I've heard. Doesn't mean they'll be in the IHL, though.


Youngstown is more than likely joining the ECHL and will be in the Eastern Division along with Elmira. More suitable travel as opposed to the CHL. The IHL's only hope to draw a team in an established hockey town is Dayton and/or Cincy, otherwise it will be start-up teams in new towns around the midwest. Don't be surprised if Flint looks around either. Their new owners supposely have "deep" pockets. The has interest in joining the ECHL also. The IHL has to at least expand by 2 or more teams next year otherwise get use to seeing Kzoo and the other 5 17 times in a year. While the physical play was enjoyable during the first half of the season coach Sims said himself guys get tired of fighting the same guy after a while. I can imagine that most teams are tired of playing each other that many times also. If that is the case for most who play in the league now, that will be a negative to attract players next year along with attracting players to return next season.


I'd like to see Indy-Toledo-Cincinatti-Louisville


Ha! Flint to the ECHL? The only way that would happen if this league wasn't around next season. You always have to keep your options open, it's minor league hockey.

The CHL DID want to merge w/ the remaining UHL teams besides?? Flint and Port Huron. So now Flint wants in the E? Not going to happen.

If anything, Flint wants in the OHL. Which isn't going to happen next season.


I know that the Youngstown team isn't going to join the IHL btw. I just answered a question that was asked.

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