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ECHL selects new commissioner

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PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of Ryan Crelin to succeed Brian McKenna as Commissioner of the League. The transition will occur during the off-season and Crelin will assume the duties as the Commissioner and ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Learning to talk the plank

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It's a good thing Frances Brooks is happily married because she can pretty much talk me into anything. About a month ago, the Community Engagement Manager for Lasting Change (and former co-worker) asked me to come up with something to help with Crosswinds' Planking Challenge fundraiser. ...

Will Power wins Indianapolis 500; Carlos Muñoz finishes 7th

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INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power took the lead in the Indianapolis 500 with four laps to go, knew he had it won when he took the white flag all alone and spent the final lap yelling to himself as he pulled away from the field. "Man," he said, "I think I'm going to win this!" The 37-year-old ...

Gary Graham still pushing to achieve his major goal for Komets

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Mr. Komet Eddie Long once said that the absolute worst thing about losing in the playoffs is that you have to start completely over the next season. That's what Komets coach Gary Graham is feeling now as the team closed up the 2017-18 season with Friday night's annual fan party and jersey ...

Komets raise nearly $25,000 for charity

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From a Komets press release: The Komets held their annual End-of-Season Party and Charity Jersey Auction Friday night at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The highest bid of the night was $2,500 for ECHL MVP Shawn Szydlowski's #27 sweater. It was the second time Szydlowski's jersey ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets deserve more praise than blame

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Less than an hour after Wednesday night's decisive Game 7 ended, some Komets fans started asking on social media which players A) would be back or B) which the fans wanted back. There's no such thing as decorum anymore, even in minor league sports where everything gets treated like a fantasy ...