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Tailing the Komets

Semifinals schedule

Game 1) Friday, April 15  -- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 9:05pm ET
Game 2)  Saturday, April 16  -- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 9:05 ET
Game 3)  Wednesday, April 20  -- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm ET
*Game 4)  Friday, April 22  -- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 8:00pm ET
*Game 5)  Sunday, April 24  -- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 8:05pm ET

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:15am

The email I got was game 5 is on saturday april 23. I was like wow..a 16 hr bus ride after a game..thats gonna suck

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:19am

And before everyone gets all bent out of shape, the Komets have delayed the start of playoff series in the past to make sure they start the series on the more lucrative weekend dates...

Blake Sebring
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:22am

It is a business.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:22am

Sure they have, but I don't think they have delayed it for this long. The way I look at it, game 1 should be high intensity because of the down time involved.

Mike in Toronto
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:29am

Home ice should mean something but 3 weekend dates for RC and only 1 for FW bothers me. I claim conflict of interest, I want to be there for two games LOL. Tough to make the Wednesday.

Brad Rubichuk
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:32am

Should have won more in the regular season.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:36pm

By the time the finals get here both teams are going to look like ZZ Top

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 1:06pm

Just a hypothetical question: If each home team were to delay the start of the next series like this, when would the playoffs be over?

Assuming there is a Friday game in Fort Wayne, will both teams have time to get back to Rapid City for a Saturday night game. Seems like it would be cutting it pretty close, considering a possible or probable mechanical problem with one of the buses, or a late departure due to an overtime game, or a major traffic backup, bad weather, etc., etc., etc.

Blake Sebring
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 1:12pm

I'm confused by the question JR.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 1:29pm

I'm actually kinda surprised the Komets got Wed, Fri games again. The earlier series involving Colorado and Rapid City the games were played on back-to-back nights and days off were for travel only... I assumed this was to reduce travel and lodging expenses as much as possible for all teams involved.

Oh well... it is what it is now and we'll gladly take a weekend game. Are we the only lower seeded team to get a weekend game again? Conspiracy theorists unite!

Mirasty Fan
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 2:00pm

Looks like the CHL wants everybody to play on the same schedlue and theres teams in the other conference that still play on Sunday. Thats why theres a long time. We just won too soon!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 2:06pm

We must remember the meaning of home ice advantage. Rapid City could have had game 1 tonite or may 1st

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 3:13pm

Lets just hope our Komets can do to Rapid City what they did to bloomy!! Sweep them!!! Then they would not have to worry about traveling for a game 5!! Lets hope!!! GO KOMETS!!!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 3:24pm

A long time between games :(
Any Komet autograph sessions ?

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 5:48am

Orange, the meaning of home ice is to have more home games. Not pick when your games are going to be played. I understand this is just minor league hockey but this wouldnt fly in any other pro sport. The Yankees dont get to delay the start of a series to pick a better day.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 11:13pm

The CHL decides the schedule not the teams, so no hating on the individual teams. Remember, it's the CHL that's a little (or a lot) whack.

I had heard that the Cup Championship will be completed no later than May 25th. Sheesh, we wouldn't want to rush anything along now would we?

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 1:16am

I think you're kidding yourself if your don't think the higher seeded teams wanted to be absolutely certain they got as many weekend home dates as possible. The only thing the CHL probably did is say that no 2nd round series could start until all the 1st round series were decided, making any series starting this weekend practically impossible, and that was probably only done to make sure one conference didn't get too far ahead of the other.