Despite the Gladiators’ (11-20-1-1) two-goal third period surge, the Fort Wayne Komets (26-6-1-2) stemmed the tide in the third to defeat Gwinnett 4-3. Casey Pierro-Zabotel had a goal and an assist, while Ian Barteaux scored half of Fort Wayne’s goals.
Chris McCarthy scored the first and last goals on Saturday night against the league’s top team and helped the Grenville Road Warriors (22-13-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Fort Wayne Komets (25-6-3).
Forward Christian Ouellette scored twice and goaltender Roman Will stopped 39 shots on Friday as the Fort Wayne Komets (25-6-2) topped the Greenville Road Warriors (21-13-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-1 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Bartus is with the team in Greenville and will be in the lineup for tonight’s game at 7pm.
Komets star rookie Eric Faille is getting his shot on the next level as the forward has been loaned to the Texas Stars of the AHL.
The Komets will look to add to their ECHL-best 50 points this weekend away from the Coliseum as Fort Wayne heads south for a three-game road trip this weekend.
James Martin of the Fort Wayne Komets leads all ECHL defensemen with 21 assists and 27 points in 32 games.
Forward Reid Petryk and defenseman Joey Leach have been reassigned from the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters to Fort Wayne.
He is seventh all-time in Komets history in assists and 12th in points.
The Komets are off to a scorching start and for the rest of the season The News-Sentinel beat writer Blake Sebring and WANE sports director Glenn Marini will go “Inside The Zone” every Monday to discuss the team on WANE.com.
Anthony Luciani scored twice but Fort Wayne took the game, 3-2, in a shootout on Sunday evening at Fifth Third Field.
Fort Wayne led 3-0 and 4-1, only to see the Nailers come back to tie the score in regulation, before ultimately stealing a 5-4 shootout triumph at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.