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Saturday, October 27, 2018 5:40 pm

Time for Komets' leaders

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

TOLEDO, Ohio — As the Komets try to snap their losing streak, I wonder if we’re not paying attention enough to how much it’s hurting them to not have their captain, Jamie Schaafsma, who has been out since the second game of the season.

The Komets lost a lot of a talent in the offseason and a lot of leadership. Right now, with Schaafsma out of the lineup, the onus falls to Cody Sol and Justin Hodgman and Garret Ross to get the players on the right page.

That’s not new territory for Sol, but for everyone else is kind of is, at least with the Komets. So we’re going to find out a lot tonight; if the Komets don’t come out scrapping then I would be worried.

One of the big questions coming into the season pertained to building chemistry. One of the bonuses was having an experienced captain. Having him in the stands, I wonder, might be one of the things they’re missing right now.

jcohn@jg.net