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Good news, bad news

Saying it wants to have a close relationship with other hockey organizations in the area, including the Komets, Indiana Tech announced the creation of a men's hockey team to begin play in 2014 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Click here to read more.

It doesn't explicitly say where Indiana Tech will play its games, but it reads like at the Lutheran Health SportsCenter.

The most interesting aspect might be seeing how, if at all, this affects IPFW's club team.

Meanwhile, there is sad news out of the hockey world. Kristians Pelss, who played last season for Stockton of the ECHL, drowned in Latvia and died this week. If the name sounds familiar, click here and you may remember why. I couldn't figure out why that video (very grainy, but exclusive to us) was getting so many hits this week.

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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