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Laird plans to bring Cup to Regina

If the Robbie Laird get the Stanley Cup, it most likely will be heading to his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, instead of Fort Wayne.

Laird, a Fort Wayne resident who is a former player and coach of the Komets, brought the Cup to Fort Wayne after the Los Angeles Kings won it in 2012.

Laird, who is a senior professional scout with the Kings, wrote via text that if he gets the Stanley Cup this year he wants to share the occasion with friends and family who didn’t get the opportunity last time around.

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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