With 29 games remaining in the regular season, it seems a little early to be hyping this game a whole lot. The Komets could still win the regular-season trophy or fall out of the race.
Still, Friday's game is big.
The Komets trail second-place Port Huron by two points and the teams will meet at Memorial Coliseum.
"I expect our team to be ready to play come Friday," said coach Al Sims, a little disgruntled with the effort in a 4-3 shootout loss to Bloomington on Wednesday. "With (29) games to go, there are still (58) points up for grabs and it's a long haul. Anything can happen."
The Komets are 6-2-1 in their last nine games. The Icehawks have lost 7 of 9.
"Friday's going to be a huge test for us," Fort Wayne center Leo Thomas said.
- Click here for an interesting column out of The Flint Journal, saying that the last-place General still have a shot at the playoffs. I am enjoying the parity in the IHL this season; every night it seems you're going to get a competitive game. That wasn't the case last season.
- The Icehawks have made some changes to the lineup today: Click here.
- To the right is the latest edition of Gary Snyder's "Sports Night" show. The Komets' Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock comes on at about the 17:00 mark. I'm on at about the 26:00 mark.