Weekend Wrap-Up (10/15/18)

American Hockey League

Friday, October 12th

Utica Comets (1-2-0-0) – 3 vs. Charlotte Checkers (3-0-0-0) – 4

Adam Gaudette scores first professional goal
Source: UticaComets.com

Utica hosted the undefeated Charlotte Checkers Friday night at the Adirondack Bank Center in front of another sellout crowd, the 119th in a row. Reid Boucher scored only 3 minutes into the game to get his team out front 1-0. Three and a half minutes later Adam Gaudette scored his first professional goal on the power-play to increase the Comets lead to 2-0.

Unfortunately, the lead wouldn’t stand. Saku Maenalanen scored a short handed goal to bring the Checkers within one.

Later, Dennis Robertson beat Comets goaltender Richard Bachman to head to the intermission all tied up at two. Morgan Geekie broke the tie seven minutes into the second giving Charlotte their first lead of the game.

Boucher deposited his second of the night 3:35 into the third to even things up once again.

With only 1:27 left in the third period Robertson scored his second of the night on a blast from the point that somehow found its way through all the traffic in front of a screened Bachman. That goal would stand as the game winner and the Comets would fall to 1-2-0-0 on the season so far.

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Saturday, October 13th

On Saturday morning the Comets assigned defenseman Jagger Dirk to Kalamazoo of the ECHL. Dirk did not get into the line up in the Comets first three games of the season. Guillaume Brisebois is returning from injury which puts them back at 8 defenseman.

Utica Comets (2-2-0-0) – 7 at Toronto Marlies (1-3-0-0) – 4

Utica came out flying and dominated the first period. Goals from Darren Archibald, Tanner MacMaster, Brendan Woods and Gaudette had the Comets sitting pretty after one.

Ivan Kublakov Gets First AHL Win
Source: @UticaComets

Boucher and Lukas Jasek would add two more in the second before Dmytro Timashov scored a shot-handed goal to get the Marlies on the board. Toronto scored two goals in the first 1:10 of the third period to get the score to 6-3 Utica. Both teams would trade power-play goals later in the period giving Utica a 7-4 win.

Rookie Ivan Kublakov was in net for Utica and recorded his first professional win stopping 30 of 34 shots. Only four Comets players were held off the score sheet in the game.

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Sunday, October 14th

Gaudette was announced as a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game with rumors that he was recalled to Vancouver. That rumor was confirmed Monday morning.

Utica Comets (3-2-0-0) – 5 at Toronto Marlies (1-4-0-0) – 3

Trevor Moore got the Marlies on the board just 2:43 into the game, but Zack MacEwen answered just over a minute later to tie the game 1-1.

The second period was all Utica with Michael Carcone scoring on a great individual effort halfway through the period.

Reid Boucher batted a MacMaster pass out of midair to give the Comets a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. Brisebois would sneak a point shot through the legs of Toronto goaltender Jeff Glass in the third followed by a Cam Darcy empty-netter to seal the 5-3 victory for Utica. Kublakov was in net again for the Comets and picked up 38 saves in the win.

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NCAA Division I Men

Friday, October 12th

Colgate Raiders (1-0-0) – 2 vs. New Hampshire Wildcats (0-1-0) – 1

1,287 packed the Class of 1965 Arena for the official opening of the Colgate Men’s Hockey season against New Hampshire. Colgate peppered New Hampshire goaltender Mike Robinson with 14 shots in the first period, but could not find a way to sneak one past him. The period ended with both teams scoreless.

New Hampshire broke the deadlock on a power-play goal seven minutes into the middle frame with Colgate’s Paul Meyer in the box serving a tripping minor. Both teams traded scoring chances, but the period would end with the Wildcats leading 1-0.

Colgate finally got on the board 2:36 into the third when Tyler Penner fired a wrist shot off the near-side post and into the net. The Raiders fed off the momentum gained by Penner’s tying goal and took the lead just over eight minutes later.

Hunter Racine made a beautiful pass out front where Jared Cockrell was waiting to slam the puck past Robinson. UNH pulled the goalie and pressed hard to tie the game, but freshman Mitch Benson was there to shut the door, finishing with 18 saves on the night.

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Saturday, October 13th

Colgate Raiders (2-0-0) – 2 vs. New Hampshire Wildcats (0-2-0) – 1

A goal and an assist from both Adam Dauda and Bobby McMann helped lead Colgate to a 2-1 win over New Hampshire Saturday afternoon. McMann got the scoring started with 8 minutes left in the third off an assist from Dauda. While on the power-play in the second McMann tried to stuff one in and the rebound popped out front to Dauda who buried a backhander that put the Raiders up 2-0.

The only goal in the third came off the stick of New Hampshire’s Brendan Van Riemsdyk with 1:02 left in the game. It made for an exciting finish, but Gibson stood tall finishing the game with 35 saves.

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NCAA Division I Women

Friday, October 12th

#8 Colgate Raiders (3-2-0) – 3 at #9 Northeastern Huskies (1-1-1) – 2

The #8 nationally ranked Colgate women were on the road for the second weekend in a row, this time in Boston, Massachusetts facing-off against #9 Northeastern University. It didn’t take long for the scoring to get started in this one. Jessie Eldridge got the Raiders on the board two minutes into the first period.

The second period began in a similar fashion with Eleri MacKay taking a pass from her twin sister Delani MacKay and extending the Colgate lead to 2-0 only a minute in.

Northeastern’s Kasidy Anderson answered back with 2:30 remaining in the second to cut the Colgate lead to 2-1. Halfway through the third Colgate would regain their two goal lead on Malia Schneider marker. Veronika Pettey would answer back two minutes later while on the power-play to once again pull Northeastern within one goal, but it wouldn’t be enough. Colgate senior goaltender Julia Vandyk stopped 36 shots and would help her team skate to the 3-2 win.

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Saturday, October 13th

#8 Colgate Raiders (3-3-0) – 2 at #9 Northeastern Huskies (2-1-1) – 5

Coralie Larose scored both Colgate goals and Shae Labbe and Bailey Larson both had two assists as the Raiders fell by a score of 5-2 to Northeastern. Three of the Huskies goals came in the 1st period before they added one more in both the second and third.

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USPHL – NCDC

Saturday, October 13th

Syracuse Stars (4-5-1) – 1 vs. Jersey Hitmen (9-2-0) – 2

The Hitmen rifled 42 shots at Stars goaltender David Otter while Syracuse only managed 23 shots of their own. Jersey scored halfway through the first to take a 1-0 lead that would last until the third period. Buster Larsson evened the score at one to force overtime with 5:30 left in the third. With just under two minutes left in the overtime period Antoine Belisle won the game for Jersey.

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Sunday, October 14th

Syracuse Stars (4-6-1) – 1 vs. Jersey Hitmen (10-2-0) – 2

Sundays game was a battle. Adam Millar got the Stars on the first with 58 seconds remaining in the second. The Hitmen dominated much of the third and with Matias Arppe  serving a cross-checking penalty, their hard-work finally paid off. Jericho Petkovich tied the game at 1 with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game. Seven minutes later the Hitmen took the lead after Mickey Burns found the back of the net. After the goal Gregory McGunigle was given a major for checking from behind which put the Hitmen a man down for the remainder of the game. Syracuse pulled the goalie in an attempt to tie the game, but struggled to find any offense and dropped their 5th game in a row.

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USPHL – Premier

Saturday, October 13th

Syracuse Stars (2-6-1) – 3 vs. Jersey Hitmen (5-5-1) – 5

Kyle Cronin and Yaroslav Tatarenko scored two goals in the first 5 minutes of the first to put the Stars up 2-0 early, but the Hitmen responded quickly. The next three goals were all scored by the Hitmen giving Jersey a 4-2 lead heading into intermission. The Hitmen increased the lead to 4-2 before Henry Froass got the Stars back within one. Both teams battled throughout the third as Syracuse tried to find that tying goal. Jersey fired 18 shots at Stars goalie Clarke Tripp who stood tall giving his team a chance to tie the game, but that goal would never come. The Hitmen added a meaningless 5th goal as the buzzer sounded to end the game.

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Sunday, October 14th

Syracuse Stars (3-6-1) – 3 vs. Jersey Hitmen (5-6-1) – 2

Both teams traded goals in the first two periods. Morgan Clarke-Pizzo scored his first of the season for the Stars which tied the game at one apiece after Jersey scored two minutes prior.

Jersey took a 2-1 lead 5 minutes into the second which was quickly answered by Ole Henrik Arnesen less than a minute later. Arnesen added his second of the day 7 minutes into the third to lift the Stars to a 3-2 victory.

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