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Gerry Randall, the former Komets goalie, died at 70.

Sad news for K's

Former Komets goaltender Gerry Randall, who played for the Komets from 1965-69, died today at 70 after bouts with cancer, the team reported.

In his rookie year, he led the IHL with a goals-against average of 3.48.

He backstopped the Komets to the 1967 Turner Cup finals, playing in all 13 postseason games.

After his retirement from hockey, he worked for SuperValu as a merchandiser until 2002.

Services are pending through D.O. McComb and Sons, Lakeside.

  • The Komets waived defenseman Dan Nycholat, who had two goals and 18 points in 60 games this season.

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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