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Boucher to start All-Star Game

Komets goalie Nick Boucher has been named to start for the league team at its All-Star Game in Prescott Valley, Ariz., next month, the Central Hockey League announced today.

The starters were selected through voting by 53 league head coaches, league communication departments and media members in CHL cities, the league said in a statement.

Others elected starters were Wichita defenseman Andrew Martens, Tulsa defenseman Jeff Terminesi, Rapid City forward Jesse Schultz, Allen forward Bruce Graham and Quad City forward Brandon Marino.

Boucher has 15 wins this season, including three shutouts; a 2.30 goals-against-average; and a .921 save percentage. He is 13-2-1 since early November.

The Jan. 11 game will pit the all-star team against the home team, the Arizona Sundogs, at Tim's Toyota Center.

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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