The Komets fought hard to get to game seven in this series. I have been following this particular series from the beginning. It was tough knowing that the Komets lost the first two games on their home ice; however, the team has had a great road game record during the regular season. They won the next two games away on Missouri ice, making the series tied at two. They lost game five in Missouri, but came home and won in “the jungle” (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum), forcing game seven that happened tonight.
I decided to go to this game not only because it will be a tough, exciting game and there was sure to be a winner, but because I am completing a list of 101 Things to Do Before You Graduate. One of those things was to “Attend a Tin Caps or Mad Ants game and support your local sport teams”, and I am sure attending a Komet’s game falls under this category! So I can go ahead and cross #22 off the list!
We, my father, sister, and I, purchased the cheapest seats we could get. They are the highest seats in the arena. The view is not too bad nonetheless. Before the game started, my dad went to get some concessions. When he came back, he said “Come on! We’re moving! I have better tickets!” My sister and I looked at each other like “huh?” Apparently, on the way up the elevator to our seats my dad received tickets from someone who had extra. In the elevator, there was a conversation. My dad said, “Yeah, we are sitting up in the nosebleed section, level 6.” The guy offers, “I have tickets if you want them.” Dad: “No, I have tickets.” The guy says, “But are they are right on the ice?” My dad had gotten tickets for much better seats! The seats were on the first row on a corner of the arena where the Komets would shoot twice. None of us could believe this!
Now for the actual game. This was the best Komet game I have ever been too by far! Komets scored first in the 1st period, but shortly after, the opposing team scored. After the opposing team scored again, they kept a back and forth scoring pattern. It was the start of the last period and it was tied at three. The Komets scored twice before the other team scored again with five minutes left, making the score five to four in the Komets’ favor. It was nerve-wracking to watch at the other end as we tried to clear the puck. Finally, with about one minute remaining, Missouri pulled their goalie in attempt to score again. This was ineffective as the Komets scored for the final time on an empty net. With 28 seconds left, all the Komets had to do was easily defend. They pulled it off with a final score of six to four as they move on to the Championship Game for the President’s Cup vs. Wichita.
I am excited to follow this next and final series. I have always been a Komet fan from Fort Wayne and can not wait to watch them win another playoff series for the championship! GO KOMETS!