Deadlocked in a 2-2 tie late in the second period, the Evansville IceMen, presented by Coors Light, watched the Fort Wayne Komets rattle off four consecutive goals to take a 6-2 win.
In a physical contest that featured a combined 91 minutes in penalties, including 47 from the Kalamazoo Wings, it was the Fort Wayne Komets that hung on to defeat the K-Wings 4-2 Saturday night at Allen County Memorial Coliseum.
The Kalamazoo Wings took the first half of a home-and-home over the Fort Wayne Komets in a decisive manner, winning 6-3 Friday night at Wings Stadium. The victory put the K-Wings in a third place tie in the North Division with the Cincinnati Cyclones.
The Komets play an away-and-home series with Kalamazoo and finished the weekend at home against Evansville in a jam-packed weekend for hockey fans.
The Komets announced Thursday that goaltender Pat Nagle will be returning to the Fort Wayne lineup after a brief stint with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Komets will play in Midwest Division of Western Conference with Cincinnati Cyclones, Evansville IceMen, Indy Fuel, and Quad City Mallards.
The Komets split a home double-header weekend for week 16 of 2014-15 earning two points while improving to 29-10-3 and 61 points after 42 games.
Justin Mercier and Tyler Barnes scored 16 seconds apart in the second period but the Komets three third period goals sent the Walleye to a 3-2 loss Saturday night in Fort Wayne.
The Komets scored just 2:10 into the first period then didn’t score again the rest of the night as Fort Wayne fell to Elmira 2-1 at War Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.
The Board of Governors approved the Transfer of Home Territory from Bakersfield, Calif. to Norfolk, Va.; the Home Territory from Ontario, Calif. to Manchester, N.H. and the Home Territory from Stockton, Calif. to Glens Falls, N.Y.
The Komets will be without two of their top defensemen for the foreseeable future, as James Martin and Joey Leach are set to join the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters.
The Komets announced Tuesday that forward Thomas Frazee has been traded to the Evansville IceMen for center Matt Lowry.