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Onatario named ECHL ticket department of year

For the second time in three years, the Ontario Reign has been named the ECHL's ticket department of the year for 2012-13, the league announced today.

The other finalists were the Komets, the Evansville IceMen, the Orlando Solar Bears and the Toledo Walleye, the league said in a statement.

The Reign improved average attendance by more than 1,200 per game, to a league-second-best 7,575, the statement said. The Komets led the league with 7,583 per game.

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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