Weekly Forecast Inside the Jungle

Photo courtesy of @FWKomets twitter

The Fort Wayne Komets are back in action for three games this weekend, starting Friday night for the first of back-to-back games against the Cincinnati Cyclones and then Sunday’s matchup against the Kalamazoo Wings. Fort Wayne is coming off two high-scoring victories against Allen last weekend and has won eight of their last nine games.

Friday night, the road trip continues as the K’s close out their final game away from the Allen County Coliseum during this current four-game stand before hosting Cincinnati on Saturday night. This will be the 7th and 8th matchups between the Komets and the Cyclones, with the teams splitting three games. Most Komet fans remember that game one of the series was the Komet’s home opener for the 2023 season and included a combined 109 penalty minutes, 73 of which came from Cincinnati. The Komets are currently 11 points behind the Cincinnati Cyclones in the Central Division but have three games in hand. This will be a significant opportunity to close the gap and continue to chase down the teams ahead of them in the division. A noteworthy transaction did take place Wednesday, with Forward Shawn Boudrias being loaned to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL but has since returned back with the Komets. Shawn currently has 20 goals and 20 assists in his 40 games this year with the Komets.

Saturday night’s game is a special promotional night, as the Komets will be wearing special jerseys that will be up for silent auction throughout the game. Proceeds to benefit Braydin Lewis vs. Cancer and The Riley Children’s Foundation.

Komets will be auctioning off this jersey after Saturday night’s game vs. Cincinnati. Photo courtesy of @FWKomets Twitter

Sunday evening Kalamazoo comes to town for a 5:00 pm puck drop. The Komets are currently 13 points ahead of the Wings and have two games in hand. The Komets are currently winning the battle this year 3-1, including the last two games. Sunday’s game is one of five remaining games between the two teams. For the Komets to gain ground in this division, winning games against opponents who are currently below us in the standings is a must, as well as winning home games.

Current Western Conference Central Division Standings as of Thursday afternoon are shown below. The big thing to remember is that the Komets have games in hand versus all the opponents they are looking up to in the standings. Komets also have 11 games remaining against teams below us in the Central standings.

POSTEAMGPWLOTLSOLPTSPCTGFGASTKP10PIM
1Indy Fuel48311520640.6671811401-0-0-04-5-1-0659
2Cincinnati Cyclones47281252630.6701621404-0-0-07-2-1-0800
3Toledo Walleye49281542620.6331731336-0-0-18-1-0-1641
4Fort Wayne Komets44231542520.5911691632-0-0-08-2-0-0755
5Wheeling Nailers46202150450.4891381461-0-1-03-5-2-0634
6Kalamazoo Wings46182530390.4241091440-3-0-01-9-0-0610
7Iowa Heartlanders45102591300.3331101690-1-0-03-6-1-0536

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Hello all! My name's David and I have been writing on and off for the past 8 years. I have my Masters in Sports Media. I'll be covering the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. You can view all my articles and breaking news by following me on Twitter: @Dprokop17 or Facebook: Dave Prokop

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