Friday, November 22, 2019
Utica Comets (10-7-1-0) – 4
Laval Rocket (11-6-3-0) – 6
The Comets struck first to take a 1-0 lead, but would ultimately fall to the Rocket 6-4 Friday night.
Laval native Francis Perron accepted a pass from Carter Camper before a firing the puck on net. His initial shot was stopped. He cashed in on his own rebound for a 1-0 lead with the power-play goal. The Rocket scored late in the period tying the game before heading to intermission.
Laval scored two more in the second period before adding one more at 2:21 in the third to take a commanding 4-1 lead. Lukas Jasek scored at 5:15 assisted by Jonah Gadjovich and Camper to get the Comets back within two. The Rocket extended their lead to 6-1 on goals at 5:55 and 6:56. Camper and Gadjovich attempted the comeback, but it wasn’t enough and the Comets would fall 6-4 in this one.
Zane McIntyre was in goal for Utica and finished with 26 saves.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Utica Comets (11-7-1-0) – 4
Laval Rocket (11-7-3-0) – 2
Nikolay Goldobin scored a hat-trick and Michael DiPietro made 41 saves in a 4-2 Utica Comets victory in Laval Saturday night.
Gadjovich extended his scoring streak to three games thanks to his 1-0 goal in the first period. Kole Lind fired a pass through the slot that deflected off Gadjovich and into the net.
Goldobin scored his first of the night on a power-play at 3:41 of the second with assists going to Camper and Lind. The Rocket closed out the period by scoring twice evening the score at 2-2.
The Comets regained their lead at 8:41 after Gadjovich scored his second of the night from a tough angle. He capped off the hat-trick with an empty goal at 19:39 of the period. DiPietro finished with 41 saves on the net.