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Lineups for legends game set

The Komet legends are playing the Detroit Red Wings alumni team at 5 p.m. Saturday, before the Komets-Evansville game at 7:30.

Doors open at 4 p.m., with warm-up scheduled to begin at 4:30, the Komets have announced, and one ticket is good for both games.

The K's said the Detroit team is expected to include defensemen Chris Tamer, Lorne Knauft and David Harlock; forwards John Ogrodnick, Joey Kocur, Dennis Hextall, Steve Guolla, Kevin Miller, John Finstrom, Darren Banks and Sergei Kharin; and goaltenders Eddie Mio and George Bowman.

They said Komet legends expected to appear include Eddie Long, Bobby McNeil, Doug Teskey, Dale Baldwin, Dave Norris, Adam Lewis, Dustin Virag, Kelly Hurd, Kevin Bertram, Steve Fletcher, Brian McKee, Martin Burgers, John Hilworth, Adam Lewis, Steve Salvucci. Coaches are to be Robbie Irons, Ron Burman, Reggie Premeau and Chuck Adamson.

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