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Tailing the Komets

Game postponed with an update

Friday's game at Muskegon was postponed when the Komets turned around near Angola and headed home.

"We could feel the bus moving a little bit, and that's not a good feeling on something that big," trainer Shawn Dundon said.

Komets coach Al Sims said the Komets were going 10-20 mph and the traffic was down to one late and was very dangerous. The Komets left about 90 minutes earlier than they normally would to get to Muskegon.

"The further North we got, the roads were bad, there was no salt on them and some of them had not been plowed," veteran broadcaster Bob Chase said.

Komets President Michael Franke apologized to the Lumberjacks who were expecting a big crowd, and admitted that maybe the Komets should have left Thursday ahead of the storm.

"In hindsight maybe we should have left last night or yesterday afternoon," Franke said. "It really was not even a thought yesterday, and I guess sometimes we get numbed to these warnings for bad weather. It always seems they never turn out as bad as they are supposed to be, but obviously this one did. The problem is that 90 percent of the time the predictions are not what they are cracked up to be. I'm sure they (the Lumberjacks) are not happy, and I don't blame them."

The game has not been rescheduled. Saturday's game in Fort Wayne between the two teams is currently still scheduled, but more bad weather is on the way. If the game is played, Muskegon's Steve Later and Todd Robinson are expectedt to miss the game because of previous suspensions.

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