Fort Wayne, IN - The Komets (14-12-2) return home tonight to face division foe Toledo (16-12-1) and look to improve their anemic power play. The team is using two rookies on point for defense and that has become an issues. The only defenseman with experience is veteran Tyler Butler. The rookies have combined for a total of four points.
“You look at two rookies (Daniel Maggio and Ryan Hegarty) on the point and that tells you about our power play,” said Coach Al Sims. “We only have one who has played the power play in the past, and that’s (Tyler) Butler. We have nobody else, so we’re just trying to get along with what we’ve got and put the best people out there.”
The only key injury to the power play unit has been captain Colin Chaulk who has had both an upper and lower body injury that has sidelined the team leader much of the season. It was hoped in the off season that they could re-sign popular defenseman Frankie DeAngelis, but he opted to retire instead.
The Komets were second on the attack last year in the 14-team CHL, but now rank last in their first season in ECHL play.
Tonight’s game starts at 7:30 PM EST (4:30 PM PST). Audio is available on the Komets website.