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Not that it's a state secret an ECHL team is probably headed to Indianapolis when renovations to the fairgrounds are done, but someone has trademarked the name Indianapolis Fuel with a hockey puck logo.

Click here to see more.

No idea whether this is the same group, so it could be anything.

I can tell you I've heard -- and I've reported before -- that a new ECHL team in Indianapolis could be owned by the same people who own another team in the league.

In fact, it's a team in the area. Not the Komets, though. I'll let you guess beyond that.

Also, I found this story interesting -- click here -- because of the expenditures and because the America's Cup could affect a hockey team.

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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