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Craziest thing I've ever seen

I've seen a lot of wacky box scores, but this one has to take the cake.

Click here to see it.

The Ontario Reign of the ECHL defeated the expansion San Francisco Bulls 7-0.

In San Francisco.

The shots: 47-9, in favor of Ontario, including 16-1 in the first period.

Thank goodnesss for the Bulls' Simon Danis-Pepin, who had two shots for the Bulls, or it might have been really bad.

I guess this is all accurate, except for one thing: It says the game took 12 minutes, 26 seconds. For the fans' sakes, I hope that is right.

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