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Komets fall in Game 4

It was all premature.

The sale of brooms, the sold-out ticket sales, the celebratory tailgating – all for naught, as the Komets lost 4-3 to the Wichita Thunder in Game 4 of the CHL’s Presidents’ Cup finals on Saturday night.

As 10,480 fans sat in shock, defenseman Frankie DeAngelis’ shot to force overtime caromed off the post with one second remaining.

It was the second time in the last 2:15 DeAngelis had hit the post, and the sixth time in the game iron had outdid what Fort Wayne thought was an ironclad chance at victory.

The Komets still lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 and can close it out at Memorial Coliseum on Monday night

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