Not that there should have been any doubt, but Komets coach Al Sims said he will start Nick Boucher in Game 1 of the Turner Cup Finals, regardless of where the game is played or who it is against.
Of course, Flint and Muskegon play Game 7 of their series tonight at L.C. Walker Arena.
Should Flint win, it would mean both finalists recovered from 3-1 deficits in the best-of-seven semifinals.
"This is nothing against Tim Haun. He's had a great year. He was Goaltender of the Year (in the IHL), et cetera, but Bouch is a little loony. He's like me, a little loony and just a gamer," center Colin Chaulk said.
"I'll take Bouch any day of the week, whether it's a shootout, one-on-one, whatever. You can't say enough about him. He's the best goalie I've seen at the AA level in a pressure situation. In the regular season, he had a tough year (with injuries), but it's obvious that he's back. Well, not that he's back, but that he hasn't skipped a beat from (previous playoffs)."
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- Click here to read a column about the Generals' amazing comeback, despite the classless press conference introducing the new junior team in Flint on the day of the Generals' playoff game.
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