by Jeff Husted

The Kansas City Comets will head to the Family Arena for the second time this season to take on the St. Louis Ambush in game 3 of the Kansas City-St Louis series.


Though the Comets scored a 4-3 exhibition win against the Ambush in the preseason, they have been 0-2 against St. Louis since the start of the regular season.

In both bouts this season, Kansas City has fallen 6-5 to the Ambush. In their first match, St. Louis came back from a 4-0 deficit to take the game to overtime with a tying goal in the final minute. In overtime, the Ambush found the net for the golden goal.

Last Saturday’s match in Silverstein Eye Centers Arena was a back-and-forth battle. The score was close throughout the match, with four different lead changes and the largest lead being by two goals. Ultimately, Kansas City came up 1 goal short, unable to find the net in the fourth quarter.

The Comets were visibly fatigued in the first match against St. Louis-- in the days prior they had to travel to Mississauga and then back for their home opener against Milwaukee. In the second match, both teams had plenty of rest, and the Ambush’s crunch-time defense earned them the win.

This Saturday will be similar to last match, with Kansas City and St. Louis each having a restful week prior to the game. The Ambush will have a home-field advantage and some momentum on their side from the past two wins against the Comets.

Kansas City, having fallen to 1-4 on the season and last place in the South Central Division, is in desperate need of a win. The team has been finding its groove this season, with their only win coming against the newly-founded Mississauga MetroStars.

St Louis forward Zach Reget has become a nemesis of the Comets in his rookie season, tallying 4 goals and 1 assist on the series. Leo Gibson of Kansas City currently leads the league with 8 assists, and is tied for second in total points scored with 14.

Although the Comets are down 2-0 in the series against the Ambush this season, they are also only 2 goals behind. As Kansas City continues to develop the chemistry between its veteran experience and young talent, they could hope take home a win this Saturday.

The Midwestern rivals will kick off on Saturday, December 29 at 7:05 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast live at MASLtv on and fans can follow along with the Comets on Twitter, Instagram (@KCComets) and Facebook (Kansas City Comets).