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Utica Comets Win in Abbotsford on Friday

The Comets evened their November record to 5-5 with a 3-2
win over the league’s top team, the Abbotsford Heat, Friday night at the
Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Yannick Weber, Cal O’Reilly, and Pascal Pelletier picked up the goals for
the Comets, as goaltender Joe Cannata picked up his first victory of the
season on the way to first star honors.

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The Comets last trip to Abbotsford was a pre-season tilt that saw five
different fights break out. Tonight’s game got off the same way, with Alex
Mallet and Turner Elson dropping the gloves just 3:49 into the game. The
tempo of the game would not change from there, as the game saw plenty of big
hits, and feisty play from both sides.

Despite being outshot 16-7 in the first period, the Comets accounted for all
of the period’s scoring 12:54 in. Cal O’Reilly reaped the benefits of a
fortunate bounce to record his first goal as a Comet. Streaking into the
zone, O’Reilly threw a backhand pass intended for Niklas Jensen, but bounced
off a Heat defender and past Ortio. Benn Ferriero picked up the secondary
assist.

7:36 into the second period the Comets doubled their lead against the AHL’s
top team, with a goal from Pascal Pelletier. Brandon DeFazio jammed a puck
into Ortio from the side of the net. The puck tricked through Ortio and into
the crease where Pelletier was waiting all alone to jam home the easy goal.

The Comets got off to a quick start in the third period as Weber’s goal came
on the Comets first shot of the period. On the power-play, Yannick Weber
buried a one-time slapshot from the point, off of a feed from Pascal
Pelletier.
The Heat would not go down quiety, as the scored the games final two goals.

14:13 into the period, Michael Ferland broke Cannata’s bid for a shutout.
Ferland took the feed from Kane Lafranchise and fired home a wrist shot from
the right circle, that beat Cannata high glove side.

Just 44 seconds later the Heat cut the Comets lead to one. A mad scramble in
front ended after Greg Nemisz knocked in a loose puck for his fourth goal of
the season.

The Comets had killed off 17 straight power plays before Ferland’s goal in
the 3rd period. The Heat outshot the Comets 37-17.

The Comets are back in action Saturday night, again in Abbotsford, as they
look for the two-game sweep of the Heat.

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