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The Komets' Leo Thomas takes a shot on goalie Larry Sterling in 2010.

The people have spoken

You people crack me up. I have gotten several emails over the last two days alerting me that Larry Sterling, the former Port Huron goaltender, has signed with Dayton and could be at Memorial Coliseum on Friday.

I had tweeted this news (@jgkomets) and it had been mentioned in the comments here, but I guess I had underestimated how much you were all looking forward to chanting, “Laaaaaaaaary.”

So, I apologize. You all love to hate on him, don’t you? Funny, too, because he’s told me he loves the reception he gets at the Coliseum.

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