Fort Wayne, IN– The Komets battled the Indy Fuel Saturday night in a game that saw leads by each team dissipate into overtime.
Indy led at the end of the first frame 2-1 on goals by Kyle Stroh and Rhett Bly with a tally by Fort Wayne’s Trevor Cheek sandwiched in between.
In the second period the Komets dominated with three unanswered markers. Cheek scored his second of the game followed with a pair by Jordon Southorn. The Fuel answered with a pair by Garett Bembridge and Bly’s second of the game.
Dylan Clarke gave Indy a 5-4 at 11:18 of the third but the Komets fought back with goaltender Pat Nagle pulled for the extra attacker and Peter Sivak sent the match into overtime with 56 seconds remaining in regulation time.
In the Komets’ first three-on-three overtime Alex Belzile scored the game winner with assists from Drew Daniels and Shaw Szydlowski, his four of the night, with 22 seconds remaining in the extra stanza to the delight of a home crowd of 7,695.
The Komets took a sweep of a weekend home double-header against intrastate rival Indy and remain unbeaten at 4-0-0 after the first four games of 2015-16.
Nagle finished with his second win of the year stopping 22 shots while Mac Carruth fell to 1-0-1 allowing six goals on 53 shots.
The Komets will be idle until they face the Fuel again at Indy Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:35pm. The Komets will be home Halloween night for a 7:30 faceoff against the Cincinnati Cyclones in the week ahead.