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Preseason scoop

According to the Dayton Gems, there will be a preseason home-and-home series between the Komets and Gems. They will play at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 7 and at Hara Arena in Dayton on Oct. 9.

Both games will have 7:30 p.m. starts.

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I love how the press release refers to them as "heavily rivaled opponents." Really? Must have missed that last season.

But since Dayton is the only Central Hockey League foe nearby, they're going to have to talk up this so-called rivalry.

It is interesting that Fort Wayne native Brian Gratz's first game behind the Gems' bench will be against the Komets, in Fort Wayne.

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