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Comets ready for playoff action vs Wave

For the eighth time in nine years, the Comets will face the Milwaukee Wave in the playoffs.

Thad Bell

The Kansas City Comets are back in the Ron Newman Cup Playoffs with a best of three series against a familiar foe, the Milwaukee Wave.

Game one is at Silverstein Eyes Centers Arena on Thursday, April 18. All tickets for this game are priced at $16.30 on Ticketmaster. Games two and possibly three will be followed on Saturday in Milwaukee.

Both sides enter the game with two of MASL’s biggest heavy hitters, Leo Gibson (33 goals and 31 assists) for the Comets and Ian Bennett (47 goals and 10 assists) for the Wave.

Both teams qualified for the Ron Newman Cup Playoffs out of the South Central Division with the Wave easily winning the division with a 21-3 record, while the 13-11 Comets pulled away from the Orlando SeaWolves and St. Louis Ambush late to grab their first playoff spot since Kim Roentved’s return as head coach.

If Kansas City can expect to win this series, they must stop Bennett. Bennett has been sensational against the Comets this season, scoring 16 goals in just four appearances against the Comets this season.

The Wave have beaten the Comets four out of the five times already this season, with the Comets’ single win coming against a Wave team without Ian Bennett and arguably the league’s best goalkeeper, Josh Lemos.

A tall task for the Comets, but not impossible. The Comets defense is led by experience with John Sosa, Alain Matingou, and Robert Palmer, who were all part of the squad that won the MISL championship in 2014. Former Sporting KC defender Kevin Ellis and James Togbah have also been key contributors his season.

Game one will start at 7:35 PM CT on Thursday, if you can’t make it to the game then be sure to watch it on Eleven Sports. This is a can’t miss series between two teams full of history and recent fire between the two sides.