The Missouri Mavericks were saddled with their second home loss in a row on Saturday night as the Fort Wayne Komets skated away with a 6-1 win.
Gabriel Desjardins scored the first goal of the night and the game-tying goal in the second period to help the Komets past Missouri 6-4 on Friday night.
The Komets scored three power play goals on Wednesday night – including one with 25 seconds left in regulation to force overtime – but ultimately fell to the Tulsa Oilers 4-3 in OT.
After starting the season in the Rochester lineup in the AHL, Cheek returned to Fort Wayne last week and scored a goal and added five assists to finish his first week of the year with six points.
Both teams traded chances early in the extra period but it was Pacan who lifted the Beast to victory. He cut in on a 2-on-0 breakaway then rifled the puck past the five hole of Hartzell on a beautiful chance with 1:13 remaining in overtime.
Eric Hartzell racked up 31 saves to lead the Komets to a 4-0 win over Midwest Division rival Indy on Friday night at War Memorial Coliseum.
The Komets announced Tuesday that forward Trevor Cheek has been released from his PTO with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners and is expected to return to Fort Wayne to join the Komets in time for Friday night’s home game against Indy.
Asmundson fills the void made by goaltender Pat Nagle who was place on 21-day injured reserve.
The Allen Americans knocked the Komets out of the playoffs last year in the Western Conference Finals but Fort Wayne found some retribution on Friday night in a 5-0 win at War Memorial Coliseum.
Friday’s game will be the first meeting since May 22 when the Americans eliminated the Komets four games to one in Allen during the 2016 ECHL Western Conference Finals.
Desjardins, 23, will be entering his fourth pro year after appearing in 70 ECHL games last season with Florida, scoring 11 goals and 32 assists.
The Komets season opening winning streak was snapped at three games with a 3-1 set back to the visiting Kalamazoo Wings Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum giving the Komets a split of the weekend home-and-home series with the Wings. The Komets clipped the Wings Friday at Kalamazoo 2-1.
David Friedmann and Kyle Thomas each scored rebound goals on Friday night as the Komets improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 2-1 win at Kalamazoo.
Already it will be a battle for first place in the Central Division between the two long-time rivals.
The Komets improved to 2-0 in their first season of the weekend with a 3-1 win in their home opener against the Mallards.
Captain and player-assistant coach Jamie Schaasfma scored two goals for the Komets.
The roster of 21 players includes 11 forwards (one on call-up), seven defensemen, two goaltenders.
The Komets are closing in on what will be a busy opening weekend of regular season ECHL play with back-to-back games on the docket.
The Komets bested Brampton 4-3 to wrap up their three-game preseason slate on Monday night at War Memorial Coliseum.
The Komets will complete their preseason schedule Monday night on Sweetwater Ice at the Coliseum when the Brampton Beast visit for Fort Wayne’s third and final exhibition game at 7:30pm.