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Komets add 2 players

Training camp roster up to 33

The Komets have added two players with professional experience -- center Toby Lafrance and defenseman Vincent Zaore-Vanie.

That brings their roster for training camp, which opens Monday, to 33 players. They will vie for roughly 20 spots.

Lafrance, 22, skated last season for Johnstown of the ECHL, tallying six goals and 16 points in 31 games. He qualifies as a rookie by International Hockey League rules.

Zaore-Vanie, 23, had one goal and six points in 42 games last season with Laredo of the Central Hockey League.

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