The Utica Comets are off to a great start to the new year.

They're riding a season-best six-game winning streak and that's due in part to some excellent play in the net.

Comets goalie Richard Bachman has been named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 22, 2017.

Bachman and the Comets went 3-0-0 last week as the netminder turned aside 78 of the 81 shots he faced (.963 save percentage). That included Bachman's first shutout of the season in Utica's 4-0 road win over Syracuse.

The Comets play in a trio of home games this week at the Utica AUD:

  • Wednesday (1/25) vs. Springfield
  • Friday (1/27) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
  • Saturday (1/28) vs. Syracuse

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