Younger. Faster. Higher scoring.
Isn't that what the Komets are supposed to be this season?
Well, two periods in, they are down 2-0 to what has to be the oldest team in the CHL, the Evansville IceMen.
The Komets have been outshot 19-16.
Really, I can only think of two players who have even stood out to me for the Komets: Brett Smith and Artem Podshendyalov. And, maybe, Jamie Milam.
They just seem like they've been on their heels the whole game, and that's resulted in some lapses. John Ronan scored in the first period and Brian Bicek on a short-handed odd-man rush, after Philippe Plante got out of the penalty box to set up the goal.
For those wondering what's going on with Kevin Beech and Stephon Thorne, they are sorting through some problems with their immigration work papers. They should be good to go next week, general manager David Franke said. Al Sims' son, Tyler, is the Komets' backup goaltender tonight.
Attendance is 10,071, just short of a sellout