Fort Wayne, IN — The Komets' defense of back-to-back IHL Turner Cup championships will begin Thursday, April 22, against the Port Huron Icehawks at 7:30pm at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The Komets will be seeded second in the playoffs and have home-ice advantage in the first round, best-of-seven pairing following a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 format.
Game two will be at McMorran Arena in Port Huron Saturday, April 24 at 7:30pm. Game three will be held in Fort Wayne Sunday, April 25 at 6pm. Game four is slated for Port Huron Wednesday, April 28 at 7pm. If necessary game five will faceoff at 8pm Friday, April 30 in Fort Wayne and game six will be at Port Huron Saturday, May 1 at 7:30pm. If a seventh game is needed it will be held in Fort Wayne Monday, May 3 at 7:30pm.
The Komets will be aiming for their eighth league championship in the 58-year history of the Fort Wayne franchise and their unprecedented third straight. The defending Turner Cup champion Komets will be making their 50th post-season appearance since the the Fort Wayne franchise began in 1952.
The Komets won the regular season series 6-5-0-0 after winning the last three straight meetings while the Icehawks were 5-6-0-0 against Fort Wayne.
The last time Fort Wayne and Port Huron met in post-season action was the 2008 IHL finals when the Komets won the championship series four games to three.
FORT WAYNE VS PORT HURON
First Round IHL Turner Cup Playoffs
Game 1: Thursday, April 22 at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm
Game 2: Saturday, April 24 at Port Huron, 7:30pm
Game 3: Sunday, April 25 at Fort Wayne, 6pm
Game 4: Wednesday, April 28 at Port Huron 7pm
Game 5: Friday, April 30 at Fort Wayne, 8pm
Game 6: Saturday, May 1 at Port Huron, 7:30pm
Game 7: Monday, May 3 at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm
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