It's 4-3 Komets late in the second peroid as they are peppering ECHL goaltending leader Jeff Jakaitis. Aaron Clarke has two goals, Brandon Marno and Shawn Szydlowski one each. It looks like the Komets are doing a good job of keeping the action in the South Carolina end, but maybe Gary Graham's message has gotten through because they seem to be shooting more and passing less. So far.
He had to head back to Lake Superior State to finish up school. New goaltender or Ben Meisner status TBA according to coach Gary Graham.
Komets lead 3-1 after first on goals by Scott Fleming off a 2-on-1 with Chris Auger.
Then Shawn Szydlowski set up Aaron Clarke on another 2-on-1.
Dustin Cloutier scored first for theWings, but I'm not sure if Scott Fleming didn't knock it in on a power play.
Then Mike Embach scored on a power play for the Komets. The game has settled down quickly with a couple of early penalties.
The Komets' Simon Danis-Pepin and Kalamazoo's Justin Taylor came together and then so did everyone else. Nathan Martine snowed Chris Lawrence. At the end of warm-ups, Lawrence shot a puck at Martine's feet.
Should be interesting opening faceoff
Very small crowd here in Kalamazoo which is a crying shame. Maybe 500 people.
Playing for the Komets are John Hilworth, Brian McKee, Doug Rigler, Ron Leef, Kelly Miller, Scott Collins, Jim Logan, Kevin Bertram, Konstantin Shafranov, Kelly Hurd, Kevin Irons, Adam Lewis, Ryan Potts, Larry Schmitt, Steve Fletcher, Olivier Legault, Tony Manny, Larkin Saalfrank and Doug Teskey.
Kalamazoo goaltender Jordan Binnington felt he had touched the puck before Will Lacasse shot in the game-winning goal in the shootout, which would have immediately killed the play.
Jordan Binnington robs Mike Embach with the pad
Entertaining came so far. Lots of hitting, very good team defense and very chippy.