There's a good, palpable vibe at Memorial Coliseum tonight as the Komets ready to take on the Muskegon Lumberjacks, who have a four-point edge on Fort Wayne for first place in the IHL.
The key for the Komets tonight, undoubtedly, is containing the IHL's top two scorers, Todd Robinson (94 points) and Robin Bouchard (52 goals, 90 points). Bouchard is four points away from becoming the all-time minor-league goal scorer, eclipsing Don Parsons' mark of 682.
Bouchard, of course, is a former Fort Wayne player.
Amazing to think, after this, there is only one more game at the Coliseum versus the Lumberjacks, who will drop to the junior hockey ranks after this season. That game will be April 7. I have a feeling, though, these clubs will meet in the finals, as they did last season.
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