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Gabe Guentzel joins the Komets

Statement as issued Thursday by the Komets:

“Defenseman Gabe Guentzel has been assigned to the Komets from Norfolk of the AHL. Guentzel has appeared in six games with Norfolk this season scoring an assist and six penalty minutes. The Woodbury, Minnesota native made his pro debut last season with Syracuse of the AHL skating 12 games at the end of the season after completing four seasons in the WCHA at Colorado College. Guentzel was named to the 2011-12 WCHA All-Second Team and led Colorado College defensemen with 22 assists and 26 points. Guentzel is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Komets host Kalamazoo.”

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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