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Comets look to rebound in home opener vs St. Louis

Two former Comet forwards return to Silverstein Eyes Centers Arena looking to spoil the Comets home opener.

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Thad Bell

Kansas City Comets vs St. Louis Ambush

When: Saturday, November 30th, 2019, at 6:05 PM CT

Where: Silverstein Eyes Centers Arena, Independence, Missouri

How to Watch/Stream: Masl.tv/YouTube

Tickets: SEC Arena box office, which re-opens at 3:00 PM on Saturday or https://www1.ticketmaster.com/kansas-city-comets-vs-st-louis-ambush/event/06005752C7DC5E53 (Limited availability)

Following a tough 6-5 overtime defeat on the road against the Turlock Cal Express, the Kansas City Comets will look for their first win of the new season on Saturday against the St. Louis Ambush.

The Comets will be without Mark Saxby, who will be watching from the stands for the second of three games due to a suspension. It is unclear if Robert Palmer, Ramone Palmer, Lucas Sousa, and Nicolau Neto will be available as they still await visa approval.

Saturday’s game will be the season opener for the Ambush, who ended last season 10-14 record despite a 4-2 record against the Comets in 2018-19. St. Louis had one preseason exhibition, in which they beat the Dallas Sidekicks 4-3 in a shootout on November 16th. Saturday’s game will be the the Ambush’s second game in two days, as they host the Milwaukee Wave on Black Friday.

The Ambush are led by two former Comet forwards, Stefan St. Louis and Andre Braithwaite. Braithwaite was traded to the Ambush from the Florida Tropics in exchange for Zach Reget, who along with Justin Stinson and Lucas Almeida, were crucial to the team’s successes last season. Almeida is the only one of the three that remains with the Ambush from last season.

After early years of Comets dominance in this fixture, in recent years the Ambush have stepped up their game.

The Comets 10th home opener will be the first home opener with Leo Gibson as player-manager. Gibson, along with Stefan Stokic and Lucas Rodriguez, are the only remaining players that were on the 2010-11 Missouri Comets roster.