COMETS BATTLE WAVE IN PINK GAME
There will be some broken hearts after this post Valentine’s Day match up between the Kansas City Comets and the Milwaukee Wave. The Comets will host the Wave in a South Central division meeting this Saturday.
Second place Kansas City will try to improve their 7-6 record, four games behind first place Milwaukee who is 11-2 on the year.
Overall, this is the 36th meeting between these two teams, the most of any other Comets’ opponent. This year alone, Kansas City has played the Wave three times, trailing 1-2 in the series. With a win, the Comets can draw level with the Wave.
This game should be a treat as both teams have similar goals per average (7.5 for the Wave and 7.6 for the Comets) so look for a high scoring game. The Comets can capitalize on the special teams side as the Wave is 38% on power plays and 44% on penalty kill. Kansas City is 63% and 66% respectively.
Kansas City’s biggest offensive threat is Forward Leo Gibson. He is on a 12 game scoring streak with 19 goals and 22 assists, three goals and 4 assists coming from last week’s game against the Ambush. Gibson sits first in the MASL in points (41) and assists (22).
Lucas Rodriguez also hit a big milestone, scoring his 100th and 101st career goals last weekend. On the year, Rodriguez has 12 goals and seven assists. He is also tied with teammate James Togbah for most league power play goals at four apiece.
John Sosa is still on the hunt for his 225th career point. He has six goals and nine assists. On the defensive side, Sosa holds a team high 12 blocks. This will aide Comets’ Keeper, Mark Saxby and his .571 save percentage.
The Wave’s biggest threat is none other than the high scoring Ian Bennett. Since 2016, Bennett has scored 30 goals against the Comets. This year he has 20 goals and 5 assists. Max Ferdinand, who has 5 goals and 16 assists, assists many of his goals.
Milwaukee Keeper, Josh Lemos has yet to lose a game this year. He has 74 saves thus far and a .698 save percentage. Lemos will be key in the Wave keeping their three game winning streak. Jonathan Santos will be another help, with his 19 blocks (currently 5th in the league).
The Comets are looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss last week to St. Louis and close the gap between them and first place.
The game is set for 7:05 PM CT at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The match will be broadcast live on MASL.tv. Fans can also follow along on twitter (@KCComets) and Facebook (Kansas City Comets). Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com and KCComets.com