Franke Says ECHL/CHL Merger Rumor Not Valid

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Komets team president and ECHL executive board member Michael Franke says he hasn’t heard any valid indication that the ECHL and CHL are planning to merge any time in the near future.
Franke spoke with WANE-TV by phone on Wednesday night, addressing a rumor regarding a possible ECHL/CHL merger. The rumor began circulating Tuesday night on social media when a hockey agent posted on his Twitter account that the leagues would be merging.
The Komets left the CHL for the ECHL in May of 2012. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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