As I've said before, the Bloomington Blaze remind me a lot of an indoor football team -- changing coaches, owners and nicknames, with dramas on and off the ice and, now, a well-respected general manager stepping down.
According to WJBC, Jim Riggs resigned, citing philosophical differences over how the team should be marketed. Just last week, Bloomington hired Paul Gardner as coach. He played 447 games in the NHL with Pittsburgh, Washington, Buffalo, Buffalo and Colorado.
- Single-game tickets for the Komets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at Memorial Coliseum and through TicketMaster.com. The regular-season opener is Oct. 22 against Evansville at the Coliseum.
- In the meantime, if you are looking for a hockey fix, the Federals' have their home-opener -- this is junior hockey -- Friday at the Lutheran Health SportsCenter at 8:30 p.m. They also play Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., all against Indianapolis.