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K's win website award

The Komets’ website, www.komets.com, won the ECHL’s Website Award of Excellence.

The other finalists were the Bakersfield Condors (BakersfieldCondors.com), Reading Royals (RoyalsHockey.com), Toledo Walleye (ToledoWalleye.com) and Utah Grizzlies (UtahGrizzlies.com).

All ECHL websites were reviewed by the staff of NewSport Media and were judged according to criteria including design, mobile readiness organization, site flow, update frequency and performance.

The Fort Wayne website was re-launched in June 2012, promising improved navigation for all fans and a design that would enhance the fan's and visitor's experiences as well as integrate all of the Komets promotional, marketing and informational efforts through social media and the internet.

Fort Wayne's Vice President Scott Sproat said: “The goal of the new Komets.com is to provide a more total entertainment and involvement experience for Komet fans worldwide. Also, we sincerely appreciate the efforts of Cirrus ABS for designing a fantastic site that will only get better as we move forward.”

Cirrus ABS, located in Fort Wayne, designs and hosts Komets.com. The Komets official team website is the first pro sports franchise site that Cirrus ABS developed.

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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