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Congrats to Graham

Pensacola of the Southern Professional Hockey League, which is coached by Gary Graham, a native of Fort Wayne and former assistant coach with the Komets, is in the championship series.

They are taking on Huntsville.

Considering it's Graham's first season as a head coach in the professional ranks -- and he had to deal with this -- it seems he's done a good job.

John Dunbar leads the Ice Flyers in playoff scoring. Jeremy Gates is plus-6. And Gerry Festa, the third former Komets player on the team, is the backup goalie.

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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