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The Fort Wayne Komets, seen here after winning the Central Hockey League title this month, have scheduled a news conference at which sources confirmed they will announce their decision to join the East Coast Hockey League next season.

Komets moving to ECHL, sources confirm

The Komets have scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon, and though they haven't disclosed the reason for it, sources confirmed they will officially announce their decision to join the ECHL.

A similar news conference has been scheduled for Thursday in Evansville, where the same announcement will be made regarding the IceMen.

The Komets recently won the Presidents' Cup in just their second CHL season.

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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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