Fresh off their impressive win in the recent Motown Cup - conclusively proving that good hockey can be played outside the State of Michigan - the Fort Wayne (IN) Squirt AA Komets hockey club will invade Nationwide Arena this weekend in style!
If I understand correctly, the Li'l K's will be playing a game against their Columbus-area peers earlier in the day on the main ice...but a few of the kids, including my nephew, and their coach also will be Carrying The Flag prior to the February 5 Columbus Blue Jackets game against the Edmonton Oilers. They will be wearing their Komets sweaters onto the ice.
This is unbelievably cool on a host of levels:
- It is yet another demonstration of the Blue Jackets' ongoing commitment to supporting youth hockey
- By having the kids wear their K's jersies, it is a great way to remind the CBJ home fans of their team's minor-league affiliation with the CHL Fort Wayne Komets.
- My nephew is perhaps one of the biggest supporters of the CBJ in Fort Wayne...he's been rooting for his hero, Rick Nash, for years through thick and thin. To Carry The Flag...this is a dream come true for this little man.
Will I be wearing my own Komets jersey to Nationwide on Saturday in solidarity with my nephew and his team? You bet I am!