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Komets dumps Ducks

After one season, in which they didn't make the playoffs, the Komets have decided not to renew their affiliation agreement with the NHL's Anaheim Ducks.

"We?re not going to be affiliated with Anaheim or Norfolk (of the American Hockey League) this season," Komets general manager David Franke said. "We?re out seeking an affiliation with another team, so we'll see what happens, but we've got time."

The top players the Komets got last season from the affiliation were: Josh Brittain, Nick Schaus and Jeff Deslauriers.

"It didn?t work as well as we hoped it would and we just decided not to go down that path again," Franke said.

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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