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 [email protected].

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May 28, 2008


Jerad Shaw

I had a great convo with a guy at work today. He was actually wearing the McCarty jersey. My first question was, " Why are you wearing that here.?" His answer was, " It's Redwings playoff night." I asked him if he knew that McCarty's comeback started in Flint, which I let McCarty know about his debunked rock band. He had no clue that the Komets actually played McCarty on his comeback. I pubbed the IHL. I should honestly be a PR guy for the IHL.

Jerad Shaw

Or yeah, GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karla Stranger

Of course Crosby HAD to score 1st. GO PENS!


make that twice


Sid the Kid has to keep this up to help the NHL out!!! Let's hope it go to game seven, 3 OT's, and then the Wings can win it!!!


Good to know we aren't the only ones! :D But I agree. Standing there looking stunned just makes it worse. The really weird thing is that in that clip, it looked like the Memorial Cup just fell apart on its own. What the...? Has trophy manufacturing been shipped overseas or something?

I hope the Penguins do make it interesting. I like both teams, but I guess I'm rooting for Detroit. It just feels like their year.

And on a completely ridiculous note -- Can we talk about the number 13? That's my lucky number, so I've made a list of a few interesting points.

The regular season for the Komets ended on April 13 with an overtime loss to Flint, snapping their home winning streak. That just happened to be the same night that the decision was made to cut #13 Maxsim Shirokov from the playoff roster. For a while, the Komets appeared to be struggling, but they eventually prevailed. They won the Turner Cup shortly after midnight on May 13 after playing in a total of 13 playoff games and scoring exactly 13 goals at home in the final series against Port Huron. Spooky, isn't it?

he-he. Meaningless statistics can have a strong influence on the weak minded.


A Kansas City Blades mention!!! You made my night! Thanks!

Long time reader (since before the KC Outlaws debacle), and I'm finally making my first comment in here. Keep up the great work (and the Blades references!) and thanks for being a must-read in my RSS.

Justin Cohn

Love the Blades. Not as much as the Grrreenville Grrrowl, but close.

Karla Stranger

For 13 being such an unlucky #. Sure was lucky for the Ks. BUT yes Wendy it is strange. Go WAYYYYYYY back and Henley returned on Dec. 13th against no less against Port Huron, Durdin was signed on Sept. 13th,Komets set a franchise record of 113 pts. Last but not least Jan.13th Reiter registers back to back shut-outs.

Karla Stranger

The Pens showed up tonight. Although not a fan of either team Im going for the Pens. Im NOT a Crosby fan BUT I do like Sykora. Im a Ducks fan and hes a former Duck.

Cat Eyes

That WAS funny...another Cup breaking...must be contagious!! I think they are not being made overseas, just in shop classes at the local high schools or something...nah, they'd probably do a better job, so yeah, probably in some underpaid factory somewhere!

Wendy, the #13 is my lucky number too! I was born on June 13th, and my birthday is on Friday the 13th this year (actually my luckiest bdays are on Friday the 13th, so I am looking forward to this one!). Thanks to everyone for all the 13th trivia...very cool info to know, especially for me! Everyone drink for me on Friday June 13th!


GO PENS!!!!!!

Cohny, it's going to be announced that the Hawks/Wings are going to be playing New Years Eve at Wrigley Field.

Can ya get the paper to have a contest? And rig it so I win?

Cat Eyes

Oh, yeah...forgot...GO PENS!!!!!!!!! I fell asleep after the second goal by Crosby, secure that we would win the game, and was so glad this morning to know my faith was not in vain!!


Nick Bootland is the new head coach in K-Zoo


Bootland as head coach. Will Crylander and Lil' Willy be his assistant coaches?

Karla Stranger

Vancouver Canucks Defenceman Luc Bourdon was killed early this morning in an automobile accident. He was 21 years old.


Jerad Shaw

Blackhawks Wings @ Wrigley. Ummmmm That is the Superbowl to me! I will pay whatever is needed to get to that one!!! The Bleachers better be general admisson!!!


Sale= Penquins-Crosby jersey-sz.52-black-250+C patches-single layer sewn on name + numbers=$125-new with tags/ I bought it and it was too small./k-zoo should be better than last place.


that piece of JUNK known as wrigley will crumble and fall apart with all that commotion.

avalanche/red wings at mile high stadium would be sweet

komets/kwings at memorial stadium hahahahaha


Don't talk bad about Wrigley- them's fightin' words! :) Back to the 13th thing, wasn't one of the exhibition games on October 13th? I think that was the first game I went to this year since I skipped the Wednesday night one.


And I totally read that Nick Bootland thing wrong, I thought it said Nick Boucher and about fell out of my chair... it's been a looong day.


Hey, thanks for the additional info about the Komets and the #13! I suppose it makes sense when black and orange -- traditional Halloween hues -- are the team's colors.

Hey wow, Cat Eyes! It's your lucky number, too? No birthday in my case, but it goes back years. It just always seemed like good things always happened to me that day. As a Capricorn, I "rule" all sorts of dark and sinister things -- or so says a coffee mug I once bought. :D

And speaking of sinister (meaning tending to go left)... so you're ambidextrous, FiveMinuteMajor? And of Scottish descent? Very spooky, indeed. I actually started out right-handed but switched in grade school. And my father's family supposedly has its roots in the Scottish border country. I do have a temper, but I'm more stubborn and willful than anything else.

Cat Eyes

Wendy -- I'm a Gemini -- split personality, so they say...my middle school's colors were black and orange, so i suppose i was destined to love the komets! and my absolute favorite holiday of the year is halloween, ask anyone...i am definitely not ambidextrous, nor can i spell it...lol! my family was for sure irish...my dad's grandparents came over from ireland, and we have the tempers to prove it! ha ha! i am really more stubborn than anything, but can definitely be described as having a short fuse at times. deuce on this blog has known me for about a million years, and he can attest to that short fuse...he's kept me out a more than a few bouts of trouble that i can recall...but i have mellowed a bit with time! just a bit, though! you are right, five minute major, i think we all would get a long really well!! we will have to have a meeting in person...october 18th seems like a good time!! ha ha!!

Karla Stranger

I am a Pisces AND 75% Irish. Bad combo.


Hey, wow! Halloween is my favorite holiday, too -- with St. Patrick's Day coming in second. It's the Celtic influence. The Scottish, as we know them, actually came from Ireland originally. So it's all good.

I've known a couple of Geminis and they always seemed to fit with that. As a Capricorn, I'm supposed to be kind of unlucky to begin with, so it makes sense. Two negatives make a postitive.

I do have a temper. I'm just good at hiding it. It's easier to take your enemies by surprise that way. :D

October 18 sounds pretty good to me! With Halloween just around the corner, there is sure to be magic in the air. But then, isn't that always the case on nights when the Komets play?


I'm a Leo, fire sign, fiery temper... that's a bad combo too! Especially before my morning coffee. :)
October 18th seems like a long way off. I love summer and everything but I just don't know what to do with myself right now. Well, besides keeping Netflix in business!


Ah... Leo. Nice. Hey, I went to Leo! :D

What about Chinese astrology? I'm a dog. Woof!

As for passing the time, I watched one of the Komets playoff games on tape yesterday. I didn't know where to find the broadcast until the playoffs began. And I'm still listening to my Zambonis CDs. That helps.

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