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Sims on his retirement

Here’s what Al Sims had to say about his retirement today from coaching:

“It’s something I’ve thought about for a month with my family and wife. We’ve come to this decision and I feel good about it.

“I’ve got time to look around and see what might attract for me for the next five or 10 years (as a job). We’ll just see and I’ve got plenty of time now.

“Hockey’s my passion. I hopefully will always have something to do with it, if it coaching a peewee team or whatever it might be. I’d like to stay involved with it in some capacity, maybe do color commentary on the radio. I have a lot of expertise.

“To win five championships in 10 seasons here, and to be with the players who were all a part of those championships, those are my most vivid memories. Right after the game, running out on the ice with the players you’ve been with for the full season to celebrate, some coaches never get to do that one time. I got to do it five times.”

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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