Utica Comets Win Over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 2-1 on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Jordan Subban drew first blood at the 10:25 mark of the first period with a blistering wrist shot. Subban’s 13th of the year was assisted by Mike Zalewski and Pascal Pelletier as the Comets took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

Darren Archibald made it 2-0 halfway through the second period, splitting two defenders and deking Tristan Jarry for his 17th goal of the year. Michael Carcone picked up the assist as the Comets led 2-0 after 40 minutes.

Tom Kostopoulos scored his 19th of the year with 11:10 to go in the third period on the power play, tipping a shot from Dominik Simon. The Comets, led by goaltender Thatcher Demko, withstood the Penguins late flurry to secure the win.

The Comets power play was scoreless in five attempts, while the penalty kill surrendered one goal in six attempts. Demko stopped 27 shots to improve his record to 10-11-4. Jarry made 23 saves and his record falls to 22-11-1.

The Comets are back in action Saturday night as they hit the road to take on the Binghamton Senators. Puck drops at the Floyd L. Maines Veteran’s Memorial Arena at 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard on 94.9 KROCK and viewed on AHL Live.

For the latest Comets news visit http://www.uticacomets.com or follow the team on Facebook (www.facebook.com/uticacomets), Twitter (@UticaComets), Instagram (@UticaComets), Snapchat (@UticaComets) and the Comets YouTube Channel.

October 1944 (3)

Pacific Paratrooper

Japanese Center Force: Nagato, Musachi & Yamato Japanese Center Force: Nagato, Musachi & Yamato

Avengers from the Cabot and Intrepid attacked the enemy superbattleship Musashi [the Palace] and she withstood 3 more torpedo hits.  The IJN Myoko was damaged, but the carrier aircraft continued to concentrate on the “Palace.”  Kurita, on the Yamato radioed out:  “URGENT REQUEST LAND-BASED AIR FORCE AND MOBILE FORCE TO MAKE PROMPT ATTACK ON ENEMY CARRIER FORCE IN SIBUYAN SEA.”  This call went unanswered.

The Musachi took 7 more torpedoes, that hit her port quarter and bridge tower, and still she moved at 6 knots.  Kurita ordered the experimental “San shiki” shells to be loaded into the guns. (These were designed to loft fragmentation bombs at low-flying planes.)  But finally, after 17 bombs and 19 torpedoes, the Palace succumbed and sank vertically like a skyscraper.

VAdmiral Toshihira Inoguchi chose to go down with his ship; 1,376 of her 2,399-man crew were rescued. About…

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Music Review: “Hip-Hop Hooray” by Naughty By Nature


Hip Hop Hooray is my favorite song. It represents Hip Hop and its history. I have fun with this song. I love the rhythm rhymes of it. This is a great classic song. I remember watching the music video. I love most of the songs from the group Naughty By Nature. The style is different from the rest of the singing rap and hip hop groups. The style of the way they wear clothes they represent true hip hop. It is simply a song to enjoy and be rowdy from it. The cars hop up and down. the neighborhood community jump up and down. They sing to its rhymes. We all look tough and intimidating just for fun. They talk about pretty women all looking sexy and skinny attractive. I enjoy the styles of clothing from this group. They dress and look cool! My other favorite song from them is “O.P.P.”

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Utica Comets Fall Short In Overtime To Rochester Americans

Buffalo, NY – The Utica Comets lost in overtime to the Rochester Americans by a score of 3-2 on Wednesday night at the KeyBank Center.

The Comets struck first with a deflection from Cody Kunyk at 14:38 of the first period. Jake Virtanen moved the puck to Jordan Subban who fired the puck towards the net. Kunyk’s tip was his ninth of the year. Just five seconds later, Hudson Fasching scored his fourth of the year. Paul Geiger dumped the puck into the offensive zone after a faceoff win from Daniel Muzito-Bagenda. The puck redirected to the slot with Richard Bachman anticipating the puck going behind the net. Fasching found the loose puck in the slot to fire into the empty net. The tie game carried into the second period.

Vaclav Karabacek gave the Americans a 2-1 lead 8:32 into the second period. His third of the year was assisted by Jean Dupuy and Tyson Strachan. In a period that featured six penalties, the goal was the only score of the period to propel the Americans into the third period with the lead.

Mike Zalewski tied the game just 4:16 into the third period with a rebound shot past Linus Ullmark. His second of the year was assisted by Andrey Pedan and Evan McEneny. The goal forced overtime which lasted only 24 seconds. Cal O’Reilly found a loose puck in front of the net after Bachman dove out to knock it away from Nick Baptiste. O’Reilly scored his ninth of the year to win the game after it was tipped toward the net by Baptiste.

Bachman took the overtime loss with 23 saves. Ullmark won his 20th game with 37 saves. The Comets did not score on four power plays but killed all five penalties. The Comets outshot the Americans 39-26.

The Comets return to the AUD on Friday night against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7 p.m. The game can be heard on 94.9 KROCK and viewed on AHL Live. Despite a sellout crowd, fans can utilize the ticket exchange website, StubHub! to purchase tickets.

For the latest Comets news visit http://www.uticacomets.com or follow the team on Facebook (www.facebook.com/uticacomets), Twitter (@UticaComets), Instagram (@UticaComets), Snapchat (@UticaComets) and the Comets YouTube Channel.

With help from Penney Vanderbilt