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Komets ECHL press conference

The ECHL announces the Fort Wayne Komets will join for the 2012-13 season. Also, the Komets reveal coach Al Sims will return and broadcaster Bob Chase will be back for a 60th season. Video by Justin A. Cohn

Video: K's join ECHL; Sims back

Here's the video from the press conference introducing the Komets as the newest member of the ECHL. Also, coach Al Sims will be back next season.

No one would comment on the details of Sims' contract, but I've heard from a couple places that it's a one-year deal that will renew as long as he makes the playoffs. If that's the case, seems like a fair deal for both parties.

I'm curious to know, particularly, what you thought of the portions in the press conference in which ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna speaks and in which Sims speaks.

Lots more coming later, so check back.

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