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Awards

The Komets were presented with the CHL's award for Ticket Sales Franchise of the Year, after they led the 18-team league with an average attendance of 7,415.

At the league meetings in Phoenix, the CHL selected the Missouri Mavericks as Franchise of the Year, while Rapid City general manager Tim Hill got Executive of the Year. Travis Huntington of the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs got Broadcaster of the Year.

I still think beat writers should get a vote for the Broadcaster of the Year, since we sit next to them and hear them during games and listen to a lot of road broadcasts. Hey, it's just a thought.

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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