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Juniors win tournament

The Fort Wayne Midget Komets captured the National Junior Prospects Hockey League championship showdown for 16-and-under teams at Kalamazoo, Mich. That closed the season for the Tier 1, AAA junior team.

The Komets defeated Belle Tire of the Detroit area, 6-4; West Michigan of Kalamazoo, 4-3; and Oz Fitness, based in Billings, Mont., 6-4. In Sunday's title game, the Komets again topped Oz, 3-2.

The team is coached by former Komets player Ron Leef, and assisted by former Komets Steve Fletcher and Colin Chin.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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