UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Comets were back on the ice on Wednesday after their holiday break, taking the trip down the Thruway to face off with the Rochester Americans, going in just two points back from second place in the North Division behind the Americans. The team had won their last four games, and Comets’ assistant coach Andrew Brewer spoke about what contributed to the teams’ winning streak at this point in the year, and why divisional games against opponents like Rochester mean just a little bit more.

The winning streak ended for the Comets on Wednesday, but their point streak continued. Down 4-0 halfway through the second period, they scored four unanswered goals, including Nolan Foote with 54 seconds left in the third period to send it to overtime. The team couldn’t get the game-winner but do salvage a point, and with Syracuse losing in regulation to last-place Laval, now sit just a single point out of third place in the division with a game in hand.