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Franke shoots down AHL rumor

In regards to the report I posted earlier today about an American Hockey League team coming to Fort Wayne, as I said, Komets president Michael Franke said it is hogwash.

"I haven’t spoken to anyone from Edmonton in maybe three years," Franke said. "This report couldn’t be any further from the truth. ... And I honestly haven’t spoken to anyone from the AHL in maybe two years."

Franke also said that radio broadcaster Bob Chase will call Wednesday’s game at Evansville, after missing two games because of illness.

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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