Coach Al Sims said Nick Boucher will start Saturday in Port Huron.
Seriously, the only way the Komets lose this series is if they beat themselves. They are deeper, faster and better defensively than the IceHawks. If the Komets play defense like they did tonight, the IceHawks do not have the offensive firepower to hurt them. The only way Port Huron can win is on special teams and the Komets have to stay out of the box. Port Huron's two goals were a power play and Colin Chaulk off on a four-on-four situation. Chaulk wasn't on the ice to take the faceoff because he went to the box with Nick Lindberg. Pretty fair trade for the IceHawks.
Seriously, Warner was plus-3, was on the ice for four goals, including Port Huron's power play goal. What game are some of you watching?
As for the officiating, how many times did stuff start two or three seconds after the whistle? What would you like him to do? His other option on the misconducts was to call a bunch of minors and then they'd have been playing three-on-three the rest of the period. That was the only thing he could have done. How many times did he call the captains over to tell them to shut up and play, and nobody paid any attention? He called everything on the puck and basically let them beat the crap out of each other off the puck, unless it was after the whistle.
Komets have to be smarter about that kind of thing, because that's the only chance Port Huron has with this lineup. The IceHawks played hard and they played smart tonight, but they just don't have the bodies.
Want to know what their gameplan is for Saturday? They'll go after Hodgy and O'Connor early