This is an interesting night because I finally get to see one of those teams -- the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs -- in person for the first time. I have mentioned them so many times through the years, since they've been a CHL power for so long.
And we all know how the Komets have fared against CHL powers this season -- not well.
The Mudbugs have won five straight. The Komets have lost 6 of 8.
Remember, the Komets have eight games left in the regular season to try and make up some ground. They are in eighth place in the Turner Conference, three points back of Dayton, five back of Quad City and eight back of Wichita, the only team within realistic striking distance.
As for whom the Komets should be wanting to meet in the first round of the playoffs, how about third-place Bloomington. The Komets are 3-5-0 against the PrairieThunder this season.
- There will be a game-used Nick Boucher stick, signed by the entire team, up for auction at the Suburban Bethlehem School's annual fundraiser Saturday at Sweetwater Sound. It's open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. The address is 6318 West California Road.