Fort Wayne and Evansville have been placed in the ECHL's North Division for the 2012-13 season with Cincinnati, Kalamazoo and Toledo, the league has announced.
The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees will not operate during the 2012-13 season, the Central Hockey League announced today.
Justin Cohn is on vacation, but has forwarded a link to a Yahoo! Sports video in which a hockey mom goes onto the ice in a summer-league game to urge the officials to break up a fight.
Brian and Greg Walker
I'm not sure what, if any, connection the creators have to Fort Wayne. But I've made an inquiry. This is in today's editions of The Journal Gazette.
On Saturday, ECHL teams can begin signing players. I don't expect a huge splash from the Komets right away.
I spoke with Brent Cullaton, the assistant general manager and director of hockey operations for the CHL's expansion Denver Cutthroats, and he said no one with the team has spoken with Komets goalie Nick Boucher about playing there next season.
I have put together a commemorative DVD of the Komets' 2011-12 championship season in the CHL, which you can purchase for $10, including shipping.
The ECHL announced which players have been protected by their respective teams, something the Komets didn't have to do because they're an expansion team.
Nicklas Lidstrom has retired.