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A couple things

The U.S. Under-18 Select Team defeated Sweden 5-4 in overtime to earn third place in the Hlinka Memorial Cup in Piestany, Slovakia. Wolcottville’s Karch Bachman scored a breakaway goal in the third period to make it 4-2 before Sweden scored two unanswered goals to send the game into overtime. Dennis Yan of Ann Arbor, Michigan, scored the game-winner.

Also, Having a fantasy football league with my readers. I hope many of you will participate. This will be just for fun, with some prizes (small ones). Draft will be online. It's an auction draft. And there will be some fun rules. Send me a note ( if you want in and I hope you will. I want people who will be active with it, but it's for fun.

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