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Video: Jenks’ hit on Lowney

December 23, 2018

There was an interesting situation from the Komets’ 5-2 victory over the Toledo Walleye on Saturday night, during which Enemy No. 1 of the Komets, A.J. Jenks, laid out Ryan Lowney. 

Video is above. I don’t have a huge problem with the hit, though Jenks got an elbowing penalty. It’s a smidge blindside, yes, but right on the cusp and Lowney had the puck. I can see it from both sides. Let’s remember, Jenks has 6 inches on Lowney. 

I just wonder, if this had been, say, Daniel Maggio on a Toledo player, would Fort Wayne fans be as up in arms?

However, Taylor Crunk rushed in to defense of his teammate and got a double-minor for roughing and injured Jenks in the process. The video misses some of that, but I had requests, so this was the best I could do. 

There was a scary incident in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where the Indy Fuel defeated the Wings 5-4. Kalamazoo’s Zach Saar sent Zach Miskovic into the boards from behind and got a major penalty. Miskovic went to a local hospital but has rejoined his team. If you want to see video it’s on my Twitter feed at: twitter.com/SportsiCohn. I know some had mixed feelings on the Komets’ fans cheering Justin Kea for scoring against the Komets on the day he was traded away from them to Toledo on Saturday. I don’t know, the whole thing was so weird. I can tell you I asked some players and they didn’t have a problem with it because of the situation and because he was well liked in the locker room. However, any situation these days in which Fort Wayne fans are rooting for a Toledo goal is going to raise eyebrows. 

jcohn@jg.net

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