The Fort Wayne Komets’ regular season lasts until early June, but another Fort Wayne-based hockey team is starting their playoff season this weekend.
The Fort Wayne Spacemen of the U.S. Premier Hockey League, a junior-level league that bridges the gap between high school and collegiate play, kick off the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. Coach Kaleigh Schrock says they’re very familiar with their first-round opponents, the Midwest Blackbirds:
“Midwest is not going to be a joke,” Schrock said of the advice he’s given his players. “We can’t overlook a team just because we’ve had success with them all year long. We went into Chicago last year and stole a game and put their backs against the wall, so really anything can happen.”