Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Fort Wayne Komets, Turner Cup Champs
OK, the world is falling apart. There is suffering and need. There is also reason for thanksgiving. There are flowers, oceans, kittens and kangaroos and there is the Fort Wayne Komets Hockey Team.
The Fort Wayne Komets are the Turner Cup National Champions! This was NOT the easiest way to win a tournament. In the best of seven Fort Wayne was down 3-1 and then…two Komets wins in a row and the national championship game was back in Fort Wayne last night. However, the Port Huron Icehawks just wouldn’t quit.
Prior to last night the series was:
Port Huron 4, Komets1
Port Huron 3, Komets 2
Komets 5, Port Huron 1
Port Huron 5, Komets 1
Komets 4, Port Huron 2
Komets 4, Port Huron 3
And then there was last night. Three overtimes, three!!! Guys were bent over, tired, could hardly move and then they found reserves they did not know they had. Bottom line, three overtimes and five hours of play later, Komets 3, Port Huron 2.
The 2008 Komets are the Turn Cup Champions and can now join the Fort Wayne Komets Championship Teams of 1963, 1965, 1973, 1993 and 2005. Go Komets!!!