Last Saturday I attended my first Komet hockey game of the season. I wanted to go their home opener the week before, but unfortunately I had to work. The last Komet game I went to I believe was last December, so this was a long time coming. My good friend Adam, a huge Komet fan, was welcoming me back to the arena with a good ‘ol bro hug. He told me they made some additions to the arena’s concourse and food courts. I was excited to see how they changed it. They added a pizza stand, an Asian food place, and a burger and fries joint. There is a crazy amount of food options there now. But my all time favorite, the option I was looking forward to most was the BBQ stand. They have something there called piggyback fries. French fries topped with shredded BBQ pork. Very tasty. After getting some concessions, the game began.
It was a hard fought game, but in the third the Komets started to slip. At the end of the third period, the game was tied four to four, so overtime was needed. No one scored in the five-minute overtime period, so a shootout commenced. I always love shootouts, but unfortunately the Komets this year aren’t very good at them. They lost the shootout and thus lost the game. In their home opener, almost the exact same thing happened. They were forced to a shootout after the other team came back in the third and lost. So far the Komets do not have a win yet this year. I am going to try to attend as many games as I can this year. I just have to get lucky and get the right days off from work. Here’s to hoping for a good season!