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Cup-winning goalie Randall dies

Randall

Goaltender Gerry Randall, who backstopped the Komets to the 1967 Turner Cup, died Thursday at the age of 70 after prolonged battles with cancer.

He played for the Komets from 1965 to 1969, skating for only one other professional team – the Columbus Checkers – after leaving the Komets.

Randall, a native of Gatchell, Ontario, played briefly for the Muskegon Mohawks before joining Fort Wayne and leading the IHL with a goals-against average of 3.48.

In his second season, he was second in the league with a 3.26 GAA and played in 69 games, all but three of them, gaining acclaim as one of the franchise’s first ironman goalies.

In the postseason, he played in all 13 games en route to the Cup.

But the next season, he split time with another legendary Fort Wayne goalie, Robbie Irons.

Randall and his wife of 46 years, Janice, have a son, David, and a daughter, Stacie, plus three grandchildren.

After his retirement from hockey, Randall became a grocery merchandiser for SuperValu until he retired in 2002.

Services are pending through D.O. McComb and Sons, 1140 Lake Ave.

jcohn@jg.net

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