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Who will K's play in ECHL?

Here's what ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna had to say, when I asked him about what the Komets' schedule will be like next season:

"A ballpark estimate is … out of the 72 games, about 50 will be against the teams in the closest geographic distance. You will see a lot of Toledo, Kalamazoo, Cincinnati, and Wheeling perhaps.

"We try to make sure for the rivalry point of view, and the travel cost point of view, to make it rational. But we also have come to realize that although fans love the rivalries, they also like to see some variety with teams that come into the building.

"You're going to see more alignment geographically that you've seen in the past (in the ECHL). Certainly, the travel schedule for Fort Wayne will be less onerous that it was this year, but there will be some trips. … We don't mandate east-west travel, but if teams volunteer to do it, we make it happen."

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