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Shafranov's Alumni Game winner

Konstantin Shafranov had the winning goal in an overtime shootout, as the Komets Alumni defeated the Kalamazoo Wings Alumni 4-3 at Wings Stadium on March 24, 2014. Jeff Reynaert was the goalie. Video courtesy, Kalamazoo Wings.

Shaf's nifty goal

Here's video of the goal Konstantin Shafranov scored in an overtime shootout Sunday to get the Komets Alumni a 4-3 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings Alumni. It was against Jeff Reynaert.

In regulation Kelly Miller scored twice and Brian McKee once for the Komets. In the shootout, Shafranov, Miller and Adam Lewis scored for 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