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Komets make trade for goaltender

The Komets have acquired goaltender Ben Meisner from the Utah Grizzlies in a trade for forward Phil Mangan.

Meisner, 23, started this season with Utah, appearing in 12 games (2-8-0, 2.65 goals-against average). Meisner attended the Chicago Wolves AHL training camp. Last season the Halifax, Nova Scotia native completed four seasons of AHA (Atlantic Hockey League) play with American International College.

Mangan, 26, accumulated three assists and eight penalty minutes in 15 games with the Komets.

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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