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K's bring in player; Kaminski fired

The Komets, who are in last place in the 18-team Central Hockey League with a record of 5-13-1, have brought in rookie Artem Podshendyalov for a tryout.

He had 62 goals and 124 points in 42 games last season with the Bradford Rattlers of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League. He is a 21-year-old, 5-foot-10 forward from Russia.

  • Former Komets player Kevin Kaminski was fired as coach of Mississippi of the CHL. He was replaced by Paul Gardner, former coach of Hamburg in the German Elite League. Kaminski was in his third season with Mississippi, 11-11-1.
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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