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The golden ice at Wings Stadium was done for a fifth year.

Don't eat the yellow ... ice

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- In case you've ever wondered what golden ice looks like -- and I know you have -- then here you go.

It's the annual McDonald's Golden Ice game here at Wings Stadium. The Wings are 2-2-0 in these games.

I had a headache before I even got here; this will make it worse. It will be easier to see the puck than in the annual green-ice game here on St. Patrick's Day. But it really is blinding.

This completes the Komets' string of 25 games in 44 days. I've never come across a more grueling stretch of games.

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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