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Could K's beat college's top team?

I'm out at Memorial Coliseum watching Miami (Ohio) practice, in preparation for its Saturday game in the Midwest Regional against Alabama-Huntsville.

I happen to be watching with some members of the Komets, and I asked them whether they would defeat college hockey's top team in a game.

They said, as I believe, the Komets would win.

Why? Even though the college teams have a lot of speed and skill, they don't have the veteran savvy or the systems. As one of the Komets told me: "Could you imagine these guys trying to solve Konstantin Shafranov?"

It's a fun debate. I think it would be a close game.


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