Comets Melt Against IceCaps


The Utica Comets kicked-off their longest home stand of the season tonight against the St. John’s IceCaps and NHL All-Star MVP John Scott.

It was Herkimer College night at the Aud and the St John’s IceCaps melt the Utica Comets… the IceCaps center Jeremy Gregoire sneaks it in right behind Comets goalie Joe Cannata. The IceCaps held the lead at 1 nothing while we were there.  In the 3rd Comets, Carter Bancks tied the score to one.  Comets end up going into OT. IceCaps make the winning goal and win it 2-1.

Shots on goal for the IceCaps were 21 and the comets had 31. Comets play the Albany Devils tomorrow at 7 pm. 

And the Syracuse Orange have advanced to play no. 15 Middle Tennessee.  Orange Nation insider Steve Infanti has the story from St. Louis.

“We’ve been saying it all season long.  When Syracuse rebounds well and makes shots they can beat really good teams.  Today we found out what happens when SU does that against pretty good turns into a blowout.  Tyler Roberson finishes with 18 rebounds and two off his career high.  Richardson went for 21 points and two off his career high as Jim Boeheim makes his 7th straight first round victory in the NCAA tournament.”

“You know we didn’t shoot the ball that well.  We didn’t shoot it that much better than them.  But we rebounded the ball and got opportunities off those rebounds.  And we got to the foul line and we wanted to get to the foul line when we’re successful we make some threes and get to the foul line and that’s what we did today,” Jim Boeheim said.

“When they started to miss shots we definitely went on a run at that point and that gave us energy.  and as far as them, I was paying attention to Syracuse and I wasn’t really too focused on them at the time,” said Michael Gbinije.

“I mean we did a really good job just taking away what they wanted to do.  Took away the first option, second option.  And I think after that they didn’t really know what to do.  How to attack the zone and i think that’s what, we did a good job,” Trevor Cooney said.

That was Steve Infanti for your Orange nation report.  Today’s win is coach Boeheim’s 50th NCAA Tournament game.  He’s fifth place on the all-time list.

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