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The surcharge answer

So, earlier in the day, the Bloomington Blaze's Web site had this notation that read: "Starting December 1, 2011, a League surcharge of $0.50 will be charged to all walk-up tickets after 5 p.m. on game day."

That seems to be gone.

However, I did ask the CHL what that was all about.

The CHL's director of operations, Bob Hoffman, said in an email: "The small surcharge was discussed with all 14 teams this off-season, and each team handled it their own way as to how it would be collected on certain tickets. The point, as is done in various forms by other leagues in different sports, was to create a fund in the case of an unusual circumstance(s) that may arise benefitting all teams or other stakeholders at the owners' discretion."

  • Former Komets forward Brandon Naurato will not play tonight for Dayton at Memorial Coliseum, after taking a hit from behind from Bloomington's Aaron Dawson in a 3-1 Gems victory Thursday night. He might have a concussion and be out awhile, I've heard. Dawson did get a major and a game misconduct.

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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