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Komets beat Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Paced by a hat trick by Thomas Beauregard, the Komets defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 6-5 this afternoon and nabbed their first three-game winning streak in the ECHL.

Beauregard, signed as a free agent this week, has four goals in his first two games with Fort Wayne. One of his goals today was into an empty net.

The Komets played a poor first period and it was tied at 1, but they scored five straight goals late in the first and in the second periods, combined, to take control of the game at Wings Stadium, where about 250 Fort Wayne fans attended.

Goaltender Marco Cousineau left the game with an unknown injury late in the third period and Charlie Effinger sealed the victory.

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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