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K's could make ECHL history tonight

If the Komets defeat the Reading Royals tonight at Memorial Coliseum, they would become the first eighth seed to ever defeat a top seed in a best-of-seven series, according to the ECHL.

There have, however, been victories by eights over ones, just not in a best-of-seven.

In 2005, Greenville defeated Pensacola 3-1.

In 2000, Augusta defeated Florida 3-2, though Augusta was a 10th seed that got to there through a wildcard round.

In 1998, Hampton Roads beat Peoria 3-0.

In 1995, Birmingham beat Wheeling 3-0; the league had a format in which Wheeling was the top seed in the entire playoffs and Birmingham the lowest.

In 1994, in the same format, Louisville beat Knoxville 2-1.

(The best part of this is I got to mention the Augusta Lynx; best nickname in all of hockey.)

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