By Andrew Chernoff
November 19 2016
The Utica Comets (4-9-1-0) take on division rivals Rochester Americans (7-7-0-1) tonight at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
The Comets are nearing the end of their 6 game homestand, and are currently 2-2-0-0, with both wins coming in overtime, 3-2 and 5-4.
COMETS IN NEED OF WINS
Utica are tied for 6th place in the North division with 9 points after 14 games, 6 points behind Rochester, in 5th place with 15 points.
Last Game: The Utica Comets came back from three goals down at home last night, to win in overtime 5-4 over the Springfield Thunderbirds, on Darren Archibald’s second overtime marker in the last 3 games.
Comets goalie, Thatcher Demko stopped 27 of 31 shots, to earn his second professional game victory.
VIRTANEN BACK IN THE HOUSE
Earlier in the week, Jake Virtanen was reassigned to the Comets, after returning to Vancouver after playing two games with Utica last weekend.
Virtanen had success with Darren Archibald and Curtis Valk in his second game last weekend. In 3 games, he has 7 shots, with no goals or assists.
Valk and Archibald, ” have had a hand in nine of the Comets las 10 goals the past three games. In that span, Valk has collected three multi-point games, including two three-point games, while Darren Archibald has collected two multi-point efforts and two game-winning overtime goals.”, according to the Utica Comets website.
HOMESTAND TO CONCLUDE
The Comets six game homestand ends, November 23, with a visit from the Syracuse Crunch.