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Courtesy Pensacola Ice Flyers
Former Komets goalie Gerry Festa celebrates the SPHL title won by Pensacola.

Pensacola title honors ex-Komets

Courtesy Pensacola Ice Flyers
Former Komets assistant Gary Graham is coach of the winning Pensacola club.
Courtesy Pensacola Ice Flyers
Former Komets defenseman Jeremy Gates was on the winning team, too.

Gary Graham, a former Komets assistant, and ex-Komets players Gerry Festa and Jeremy Gates were part of the Pensacola team that won the Southern Professional Hockey League championship on Sunday.

Photos of them with the trophy are on this item.

Former Komets Ron Cramer and John Dunbar, and equipment manager Mark Bradtmueller also were with the Ice Flyers this season.

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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