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K’s tickets on sale; St. Pierre retires

Single-game tickets for the Komets’ first season in the Central Hockey League go on sale at 10 a.m. today at the Memorial Coliseum ticket office and

They range in price from $6 for kids in the upper level to $21 for adults in the lower bowl. There will be a home preseason game Oct. 7 against Dayton, and the regular-season home opener Oct. 16 will pit the IHL-champion Komets against Rapid City, the reigning CHL champion.

In other news, former Komets goaltender Kevin St. Pierre, 35, informed the Nottingham Panthers in England that he is retiring. He played for the Komets from 2003 to 2007.

St. Pierre was the United Hockey League’s MVP in 2004 and selected as the league’s best goaltender in 2004 and 2007. With the Komets, he was 147-54-13 in the regular season, helping Fort Wayne to two regular-season titles, and he was 17-22 in the playoffs, helping them to one finals series. He is the Komets’ all-time leader in shutouts with 23.

– Journal Gazette