Good news: The referee for tonight's Game 7 of the Turner Conference finals between the Komets and Missouri Mavericks is Boone Bruggman.
I'd say he's in the top two in the league.
In other news, there was some controversy in Game 3, a 3-1 Fort Wayne victory at Independence, Mo., when Komets captain Colin Chaulk was given a warning for using illegal gloves.
He was forced to leave the ice and change because it was deemed he didn't have Easton gloves. Easton has an exclusive agreement with the Komets.
Fort Wayne's equipment manager, Joe Franke, said the gloves were in fact legal and the league has since told him so. The shells of the gloves, Franke said, were legal and had some components from other manufacturers added onto them to meet Chaulk's desires.
The problem was that the brand name of another manufacturer, which had been covered up, had become visible, Franke said.