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ECHL names Broadcaster of Year

Bob Chase a finalist

Joseph Zakrzewski of the South Carolina Stingrays was named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year for 2012-13, the league announced today.

Komets broadcaster Bob Chase was a finalist for the award, as were Josh Bogorad of the Alaska Aces, Alex Reed of the Florida Everblades and Bob Mills of the Orlando Solar Bears, the league said in a statement.

Zakrzewski has been the voice of the Stingrays for four seasons, the league said. He handles media and public relations for the club, as well as the Stingrays' website.

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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