Utica Comets Friday and Saturday Games

Friday March 17: Syracuse Crunch

Borna Rendulic struck first with 6:38 remaining in the opening period, firing a wrist shot past Mike McKenna for his 12th goal of the year. Pelletier celebrated his 800th pro game by extending the Comets lead to 2-0 with five minutes to go in the middle frame. The lead was cut to 2-1 towards the end of the second.

Four minutes into the final period, Darren Archibald restored the two-goal lead for the Comets on the power play to earn his team leading 20th goal of the year.Three minutes later, the Crunch scored two goals within 31 seconds to tie the game. One minute later after the pair of goals, Mike Zalewski scored the game winning goal, tipping a point shot from Jordan Subban for his fourth goal of the season. Thatcher Demko finished with 35 saves for his eighth straight win and improve his record to 17-11-4.


Saurday March 18 Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The Sound Tigers struck twice in the first period with goals from Andrew Rowe and Tanner Fritz. After a scoreless second period, Carter Verhaeghe extended the Bridgeport lead to a 3-0 score 4:27 into the final period. Evan McEneny tallied the lone goal for the Comets with a power play goal. The Sound Tigers solidified the win with an empty net goal.

Thatcher Demko’s record dropped to 17-12-4 with 24 stops. The loss ended his win streak at eight games.



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