Fort Wayne’s new junior hockey team is back home tomorrow night, after more than a month on the road.
The last time the Fort Wayne Spacemen of the U.S. Premier Hockey League played at the Parkview Icehouse was October 25th. Coach Kaleigh Schrock says after more than a month on the road, his team is ready to be back in front of a friendly audience:
“They are very blessed, and they feel that way,” Schrock beams. “We have a great ownership group, the community has been great… so the kids love playing at home. If you haven’t been out to a Spacemen game, come out, we’ve also got the leading scorer in the league (Jared Fisher).”
It’s just past the halfway point in the Spacemen’s inaugural season. Sitting at an 8-17 record, Schrock says everyone’s aware there is some work to do.
“There’s still a lot of work to be done,” he says. “We’re one of the most high-scoring teams in our division, but we give up a lot of goals. We definitely need to tighten up defensively, and we’re addressing those needs, and we’re going to have a really good second half. We have a lot of home games down the stretch, which is one of the good things about having so many road games at the beginning of the year.”
Saturday night’s game starts at 7:30 p.m. against MJDP (Metro Jets Developmental Program). Tickets are $7.