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Local player goes to Federal League

Sorry I've been out of the loop for a spell. I was under the weather.

Opened up my email to find this news, though: Fort Wayne-native Larkin Saalfrank, who was a goalie for IPFW, is getting his shot in the pros with Danville of the Federal Hockey League.

I don't know the details yet, except one of Danville's goalies, former Komet Nick Niedert, was loaned to Quad City.

And Danville has three games in three nights with Dayton this weekend, so maybe he'll play.

Saalfrank was in training camp with the Komets.

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