Thursday, November 7, 2019
Utica Jr. Comets (12-3-1) – 5
Rochester Monarchs (2-9-1) – 3
The Jr. Comets snapped back to their propensity for victory on Thursday, holding onto sole possession of first place in the North East Division with 25 points.
Dohnavon Jacobson put the Comets on the board with 11:05 on the clock in the first period, claiming his first point as a Comet.
Time of possession was dominated by the Comets throughout the match as the Monarchs fought to gain some momentum. Jacobson found the back of the net again in the 2nd assisted by Josh Kalinowski and J.D. Speer. Goaltender Dean Hahn of the Rochester Monarchs kept this one from becoming a complete blow out making spectacular saves to keep the Monarchs hopes alive. It was not enough to hold back the explosive offense of the Comets with two more goals coming from veteran Tyler Knicley, and rookie Anthony Morin.
Rochester revealed their tenacity and fortitude putting three goals up to keep the contest entertaining. The Comets locked down their defensive zone to hold on for the win. Comets goaltender Matthew Peterson was solid in net making 16 saves and posting his 2nd win of the season.
The Comets will now turn their attention to the weekend when they face-off against a formidable division foe, the Buffalo Thunder (formerly Niagara Falls Thunder). They will host two games home at the Adirondack Bank Center, Saturday, November 9th at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, November 10th at 4:30 p.m.