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My ballot is in

To see a preview of the Komets' game tonight at Reading, Penn., click here.

I just turned in my ballot for the All-Star Game, which is Jan. 23 in Colorado. The game will feature ECHL stars against the host Eagles, so I couldn't vote for any Colorado players (and I would have).

I voted for ...

Goaltender Ryan Zapolski of South Carolina, defensemen Denny Urban of Reading and Paul Mara of Ontario, and forwards Casey Pierro-Zabotel of Gwinnett, C.J. Stretch of Ontario and Brandon Marino of Fort Wayne.

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