by Kansas City Comets

INDEPENDENCE, MO - The Kansas City Comets (11-5-1) return to Cable Dahmer Arena Friday night to host the Milwaukee Wave (6-10-1) with a playoff spot theirs with a win. The Comets will be the third team to punch a ticket to the post-season with their next victory, and they are 3-1 this season against the Wave, who come to town on a four-game skid and in 4th place in the Central Division.

They will have to do so with a new keeper in net with both Nicolau Neto and Lou Misner on the injury report. Steven Hamersky, who has appeared in eight games for the Comets dating back to the 2017-18 season, and currently plays for the Wichita Wings of the MASL2.

Kansas City will also find themselves without two of their top scorers for the third week in a row. The Comets have made roster changes to accommodate the losses and are still led offensively by Leo Gibson and his 35 points (20G-15A).

Milwaukee, a team with a deep injury report of their own, brings with them the MASL’s leading scorer, Ian Bennett with 44 points (35G-9A). His offensive output is double the second leading scorer on the squad, Marcio Leite (7G-15A).

Matt Perrella is third in the league with 192 saves and has a 6-6-1 record this season with a 7.05 GAA and .691 save percentage. The Wave also roster three additional goal keepers with Augie Rey making three starts, and Joey Kapinos one. The two are a combined 0-4 this sea-son.

After Friday, the Comets and Wave will complete their season series on March 27 at Milwaukee.