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Bring back memories?

Does this bring back some memories or what? The great Joe Franke night of 2002, which propelled the Komets to a UHL title.

I must say, one of the greatest questions I ever asked was when I asked Joe what his pregame meal was, and he told me he was downing Hot Dogs and Mountain Dews during the game.

That nugget made it onto ESPN, NPR, lots of stuff.

Anyway, a terrific night for Komets fans, no?

  • I've had a few people ask if the Komets will give a tryout to Decatur-native Cody Hess, who played professionally in Europe. The folks with the Komets told me, basically, they don't feel he's an ECHL caliber talent at this point. So, no.
  • Here is Indiana Tech's new hockey coach: Click here.

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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