News-Sentinel’s Blake Sebring publishes new Komets book

(By Justin Kenny of

Veteran writer Blake Sebring announced Sunday the publication of his latest book, “On To The Show: Fort Wayne’s lasting connection to the NHL and the greater hockey world.”

The book details Fort Wayne being the base for players and off-ice personnel to reach hockey’s highest levels, including the NHL, the World Hockey Association, the Olympics and movies. The legacy includes broadcasters Mike Emrick and Kevin Weekes, Montreal Canadiens great John Ferguson, referee Wes McCauley, the ground-breaking Alton White, NHL rookie record-breaker Con Madigan, coaches such as Bruce Boudreau, John Anderson and John Torchetti, and countless players like Kevin Kaminski, Andy Bezeau, Bob Essensa, Dale Purinton, Al Sims and Fred Knipscheer.

Sebring has worked for The News-Sentinel for 35 years, including 29 years full-time, and has published nine books including “Tales of the Komets,” “Fort Wayne Sports History,” “Live From Radio Rinkside: The Bob Chase Story” and Lloy Ball’s biography “The Biggest Mistake I Never Made.”

“On To The Show” is available on Amazon or for $19.99. Orders can be placed by please clicking here.