Comets starting to surge

Victories are starting to pile up for the Comets, who've picked up nine out of a possible 10 points in their last five games.

"We've upped our compete level," head coach Trent Cull said.  "We've started games better and specifically we know if we can hang around, we feel more confident in our game."

It's that confidence that has resulted in several players coming through with pivotal goals late in the third period and into overtime when it appeared all was about to be lost.

"It might take until the 59th minute to tie or win a game," Carter Bancks said.  "Guys are bearing down and scoring big goals.  You have to find ways to win in this league.  You're not going to win 5-0 every night.  You have to stick with it for 60 minutes and believe in yourselves, and that's something we've really been doing."

Reid Boucher has really picked it up of late, scoring four goals in the last five games, including one to tie a game and the other to win one in overtime.

"Boucher is unbelievable," Bancks said.  "He's such a dynamic player that can score points in a hurry.  He's got an absolute bullet of a shot and he's a game-changing type player."

Boucher though is simply sticking to what he knows how to do best.

"I just try to play the same way I always have," Boucher said.  "I try to fit into the systems and everything happens to be going in for me right now."

Boucher and the Comets are hoping to keep the engine rolling when the surging Syracuse Crunch invade the Adirondack Bank Center on Wednesday night.

"We know it's going to be a gutsy game," Bancks said.  "We know we they're playing well after a slow start, so I'm looking forward to a really exciting hockey game."

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