Kyle Thomas and Mike Embach each had two goals in the win.
Cazzola appeared in all 14 games in December and led all ECHL rookies with nine goals and 19 points.
Szydlowski scored 11 goals, added 17 assists for 28 points and posted a +7, leading the Komets in all categories for the month.
The Komets lit the lamp first on New Years but gave up the game-winning goal in the third period in a 3-1 loss to the Toledo Walleye.
Team captain Jamie Schaafsma’s goal with less than four minutes in the third period proved the difference in an intense game between the Komets and Cyclones Thursday night at War Memorial Coliseum.
Defenseman Frank Schumacher, a third-year pro, has signed an ECHL SPC with Fort Wayne and has been added to the roster.
Former Komets Colin Chaulk, Brandon Marino, and Chris Auger returned to their old stomping grounds with a vengeance on Friday night leading the Brampton Beast to a 6-1 win over the Komets at War Memorial Coliseum.
Following the Mad Ants lead, the Fort Wayne Komets hockey organization visited the hospital to make the patients’ time away from home more pleasant.
Mike Cazzola and Brady Vail- who provided what proved to be the game winner- scored third period goals to propel the Fort Wayne Komets (16-7-3) past the host Quad City Mallards (15-9-2) 4-3 Wednesday night.
Cazzola scored five goals and added four assists for nine points in the three games played.
Playing their third game in three days the Komets offense surged against the Solar Bears in a 7-1 win.
The Komets are back home tomorrow night when they host Wheeling at 7:30 p.m.
Week 10 sends the Komets to Wheeling Friday for the first of a home-and-home series against the Nailers and home game Sunday against Orlando.
Vail, 22, started the season with the Komets skating two games and scoring two goals and three points.
The Kalamazoo Wings were backed by Nick Riopel’s steady goaltending and a timely special teams’ success, as they toppled the Fort Wayne Komets, 2-1, on Saturday night at Wings Event Center.
The force was with the Komets on Friday as they beat the Kalamazoo Wings 4-2 on Star Wars Night at the Coliseum.
Mason Baptista’s goal 4:04 into the first period proved all the scoring Fort Wayne would need as the Komets went on to defeat Cincinnati 2-0 on Wednesday night.
The Komets rallied from a three goal deficit to force overtime in Toledo but the Walleye prevailed in overtime with a 5-4 win.
Cheek has scored five goals and 13 points in 12 games with Fort Wayne.
The Komets defeated the Utah Grizzlies 4-2 at the Coliseum on Sunday.