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Former K's win title

The Komets may stink, but their Class A affiliate, the Dayton of the Federal Hockey League, made it to the finals.

And it lost to the Danbury Whalers.

Danbury had a couple of notable former Komets: Ed Campbell and Kelly Miller.

Dayton had Brayden Metz.

The Whalers swept the best-of-five series, and there were a bunch of fights late in the third period of the Whalers' 6-3 clinching win tonight.

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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