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Komets, IceMen placed in North Division

Fort Wayne and Evansville have been placed in the ECHL's North Division for the 2012-13 season with Cincinnati, Kalamazoo and Toledo, the league has announced.

The Eastern Conference divisional alignment is:

  • Atlantic Division: Elmira Jackals, Reading Royals, Trenton Titans and Wheeling Nailers;
  • North Division: Cincinnati Cyclones, Evansville IceMen, Fort Wayne Komets, Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye;
  • South Division: Florida Everblades, Greenville Road Warriors, Gwinnett Gladiators, Orlando Solar Bears and South Carolina Stingrays.
The Western Conference divisional alignment is:

  • Mountain Division: Alaska Aces, Colorado Eagles, Idaho Steelheads and Utah Grizzlies
  • Pacific Division: Bakersfield Condors, Las Vegas Wranglers, Ontario Reign, San Francisco Bulls and Stockton Thunder.

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