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Friday, November 30, 2018 4:00 pm

Komets vs. Toledo: a bit different

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

When the Komets and Toledo Walleye take to the Memorial Coliseum ice at 8 p.m., some of the players to watch will be Fort Wayne’s J.C. Campagna and Chase Stewart and Toledo’s T.J. Hensick.

Some new to the most heated rivalry in the ECHL might think: “Who?”

While some names are the same — such as Cody Sol, Shawn Szydlowski and Shane Berschbach — this has been quite different so far.

And Toledo has had the upper hand in winning the first three meetings, after Fort Wayne won the playoff series last spring.

“I think organization vs. organization, for sure, (it’s the same with) the coaching staffs and a lot of core guys that have been involved the last few years,” Toledo coach Dan Watson said. “But it does feel a little different. I was writing down the lineups before the (last) game and thinking, ‘Man, this is a little bit different than the last few years.’ With that said, it is still a division rival, a division opponent, and we want to take care of a division opponent.”

jcohn@jg.net