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Mileage in the ECHL

Assuming the Komets and Evansville Icemen jump to the ECHL this summer, let's take a look at how far away the member cities are from Fort Wayne.

There will be a lot of close drives and a lot of not-so-close ones:

Mileage chart

Toledo, Ohio: 102 miles

Kalamazoo, Mich: 122 miles

Cincinnati, Ohio: 185 miles

Wheeling, W.Va.: 287 miles

Evansville: 308 miles

Elmira, N.Y.: 513 miles

Greenville, S.C.561 miles

Reading, Pa.: 573 miles

Trenton, N.J.: 635 miles

Duluth, Ga.: 664 miles

North Charleston, S.C.: 785 miles

Orlando, Fla.: 1,092 miles

Windsor, Colo: 1,131 miles

Estero, Fla.: 1,200 miles

West Valley City, Utah: 1,543 miles

Boise, Idaho: 1,837 miles

Las Vegas, Nev.: 1,891 miles

Ontario, Calif.: 2,123 miles

Bakersfield, Calif.: 2,174 miles

Stockton, Calif.: 2,238 miles

San Francisco, Calif.: 2,279 miles

Anchorage, Alaska: 3,734 miles

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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