February 25, 2022

Utica, NY – The Comets played the Hershey Bears at the Adirondack Bank Center on Friday night and found themselves on the wrong side of a 4-0 decision. He scored the team’s 10and regulatory loss and the first time they have been shut out in a game this season.

In the first period, the Bears got us started with a goal at 5:25, coming from center Aliaksei Protas on the power play. The Comets led in shots on goal 14-10, and at the end of the first period, the Bears led 1-0.

In the second period, the Bears took a 2-0 lead when Mike Vecchione scored on a breakaway shooting the puck over the post and past goaltender Akira Schmid at 2:53. Hershey added to their lead when Brian Pinho scored on a three-on-two run at 14:39. After forty minutes of play, the Comets were down 3-0.

In the third period, Pinho gets the goal on an open net, and after sixty minutes, the Bears walk away with the victory 4-0.

The Comets are back in action tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. against the Syracuse Crunch before heading to Hershey for a puck drop at 5:00 p.m. The following weekend, the team faced the Crunch twice more on Friday and Saturday in early March before finding their way back inside the Adirondack Bank Center on Wednesday, March 9.and at 7:00 p.m. against the Crunch. Tickets are still available. You can buy them by going to uticacomets.com/tickets.


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