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Thursday, January 09, 2020 2:37 pm

On this K's weekend

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

I try not to deride the ECHL’s scheduling too much since I know it’s a thankless job that no one is ever truly satisfied with.

However, this is one of the worst quirks I’ve seen.

The Komets play host to the Idaho Steelheads at 8 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday. The Steelheads are off Saturday and will sit in Fort Wayne. Meanwhile, the Komets have to go to Wheeling, West Virginia, no small trip, to play the Nailers on Saturday and then come all the way back. (PFW basketball plays at the Coliseum on Saturday.)

Really, the ECHL couldn’t have conceived of a way for the Steelheads to play someone else in the area on Saturday? Seems as if this is an unfair burden on the Komets for that Sunday game. And, a waste of money to not get Idaho another game in the Midwest.

Earlier this season, the Jacksonville Icemen came all the way to Fort Wayne for two games. It would have saved travel money in the long run for the Icemen to play another game in the area – say at Toledo, Ohio – but that didn’t happen.

Speaking of Sunday, that will be Harvester Homecoming Night. Through the years, a lot of Komets players worked at International Harvester. Some of them will be on hand, along with restored International Scouts, and they will be signing autographs.

Check this page for ticket details for Sunday’s game:

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