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Komets season opener moved to December

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Fort Wayne hockey fans will have to wait to enter the jungle until December 2020.

The Komets announced Wednesday the 2020-2021 season will likely start on Dec. 4 after the ECHL Board of Governors voted Tuesday to push back the start of the season due to safety concerns about COVID-19.

The season was slated to begin in mid-October.

The start of the training camp and potential exhibition games have yet to be determined.

“The entire Komet organization is pleased to have more clarity on the start of the season. It is the intent of the ECHL to play an entire 72 game schedule, with the season moving deeper into the spring than would normally be the case. Getting Komet hockey back in a safe manner is our number one goal," said Komet President Michael Franke.

"More exciting announcements regarding the ‘20-‘21 Komet season will be forthcoming, as we are very excited about our roster makeup and are looking forward to competing for a Kelly Cup Championship.”

At this point, the Komets have 17 players under contract for the upcoming season.

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Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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