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Tailing the Komets

Scrimmage report 2

Chris Auger is back in Fort Wayne but will not be skating for  a few days as he deals with what David Franke says is a lower body injury... Stephon Thorne was back after missing Monday with an illness, and he looked sharp, finishing checks all over the ice... J.P. Chabot and Nicolas Thommen continue to battle in front of the net, and Thommen seems to be the only defensemen on the black team with the size to come close to handling Chabot... Cory Schneider scored off an assist from Thorne, and Linus Werneman off an assist from Matt Firman... The ice was better today and so was the overall play, less scrambly and more organized... Defenseman Jeremy Gates looked good using his size in front of his own net and leading a couple of rushes today... The goaltending was very strong as Francois Lacerte looked good for the second day in a row... Play was also a little chipier early but settled down in the second half... Scott Kishel continues to impress on defense with his breakout passes... Brett Smith was playing both right wing and center and doing whatever the Black team needed... Similarly, Kaleigh Schrock was playing center for the Black team... It's been fun to watch Smith and Colin Chaulk go head-to-head on faceoffs... Gerry Festa made a very nice one-on-one save against Eric Giosa... Again, no one looked out of place today, but you could start to see that the smaller forwards are going to have problems finding consistent offense... Though he's one of the smaller forwards, John Dunbar is always active and is a pain in the backside to go aheads. He's always harassing the defensemen... Defenseman Daniel Nycholat had another strong day today. He uses his size well and is always looking up ice to find an opening to take off for... Werneman continues to impress with his shot selection and quick release... Basically, everyone had chances to shine today, but the exhibition games will determine everything on who makes the roster.

More later.