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Komets pick up Peoria forward

The Komets have added rookie forward Garrett Vermeesch to the roster. Vermeesch, 24, is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Komets host Toledo for the annual New Year’s Eve game at the Memorial Coliseum at 7:30pm.

Vermeesch has appeared in 22 games with Peoria of the SPHL this season, leading the Rivermen with 14 goals (ranked 3rd in SPHL) and 27 points (ranked 4th in SPHL).

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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