The Komets whipped Roanoke 6-0. Playing with seven forwards and four defensemen, Roanoke never had a chance. The Komets looked sharp right from the opening faceoff as some new lines looked like they'd been together all season.
It kind of reminded me of the Komets/oldtimers vs. the Fire Department team this summer. The Komets had about double the talent on the ice, even though the Vipers played hard all night. They just didn't have enough manpower. As soon as the Komets got to 3-0, you could tell the Vipers just wanted to get the game over with and start the bus ride home.
If Michael Wiggins had played this hard when he was a Komet, he'd be leading the league in scoring. He was all over the place, though he did get knocked on his can a few times. He was easily Roanoke's best player.
The Komets are bringing in two new players on Monday. Defenseman John Jarram was acquired in a trade from Elmira for future considerations. They are also bringing in forward Garrett Summerfield who recently finished his eligibility for UMass-Amherst. He doesn't have great stats, but he's supposed to be an energy guy. The Komets just need another rookie.
Some more notes about the game:
* For the second time this season, the the Komets drew more than 10,000 fans on Saturday night. Since the Memorial Coliseum renovation was completed in 2002, the Komets have gone 11-1-1 when playing before crowds of 10,000 or more and have won six in a row.
* The Komets have killed off 23 consecutive power plays against.
* Saturday's shutout was the 16th of Kevin St. Pierre's career in the United Hockey League, breaking the record he held with Muskegon's Joe Dimaline. It was also his 13th as a Komet, which is one behind Robbie Irons' record of 14.