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Ferriero Does It Again, Utica Comets Nail Abbotford Heat

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Benn Ferriero scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the second straight night as the hot Utica Comets edged the Abbotsford Heat 4-3 Friday.

The goal, Ferriero’s 15th of the season, extended his point streak to eight games, and gave the Comets their fourth consecutive victory and sixth straight over the Heat, including three in overtime.

After winning both games of their out and back trip to British Columbia, the Comets are 15-20-2-3 for 35 points. They are 15-12-1-2 since starting the season 0-8-1-1.

Alexandre Grenier added two goals for Utica – his 14th and 15th, the second of which tied the game 3-3 at 11:13 of the third period – and Brandon DeFazio had the other. Pascal Pelletier had two assists, and Jordan Schroeder and Yann Sauve had the others, with Sauve passing ahead to Ferriero for the winning goal. Joacim Eriksson, playing his third straight game, made 23 saves.

Markus Granlund, Max Reinhart and Brett Olson scored the other goals for the Heat (26-15-2-1), and Joey MacDonald made 35 saves.

Schroeder, a former first round draft choice who broke his ankle playing for the Vancouver Canucks early in the season, played the two games in Abbotsford with the Comets and had five shots Friday and an assist Saturday. It’s unknown whether he’ll be with the team when the Lake Erie Monsters visit the Aud Tuesday.

The Comets trail the fourth-place Monsters by just two points in the North Division.

Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140126/SPORTS/140129481#ixzz2rWuZOVQ3

Utica Comets Win Third In A Row

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Benn Ferriero’s overtime goal gave the Utica Comets a 1-0 American Hockey League victory over the Abbotsford Heat Friday.

Joacim Eriksson made 33 saves in posting his second shutout of the season as the Comets won for the third straight time. The Comets have allowed just three goals in those three victory.

The Comets and the Heat play again Saturday in Abbotsford, and Utica (14-20-2-3) returns home to play the Lake Erie Monsters Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140125/SPORTS/140129511/10889/SPORTS#ixzz2rPDcK23G

Utica Comets Win Over Chicago Wolves

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Benn Ferriero and Frankie Corrado had been on the ice for a long while.

Both gave a thought to getting off.

Luckily for the Utica Comets, they didn’t.

Instead, Ferriero, with an eye to the bench, slid the puck ahead to Corrado at the blue line, and the young defenseman skated up through the right circle and fired a shot past Jake Allen with 5:46 to play, giving the Comets the deciding goal in a 2-1 American Hockey League victory over the Chicago Wolves Friday at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

“I was just looking to go deep with it and I saw Frankie had some legs,” Ferriero said. “He made a good shot.”

Corrado said he was ready to go to the bench, too, but saw an opening and took a chance. But he wasn’t exactly thinking goal.

“I was more looking for a rebound,” he said.

But the puck went over Allen’s blocker and inside the far post, and a few nail-biting minutes later the Comets had their second consecutive victory and a good sendoff for their out-and-back trip to British Columbia to play the Abbotsford Heat Friday and Saturday.

The Comets reached the halfway point of the season at 13-20-2-3, for the moment no longer dead last in the last – 31 points to 29 for Hartford – and 13-12-1-2 since starting the season in an 0-8-1-1 hole.

Nicklas Jensen scored the other Comet goal, with Ferriero and Cal O’Reilly – back after being out for three games – assisting. Joacim Eriksson, just returned from Vancouver, made 22 saves – some fine ones, including a dead-on stop of Alexandre Bolduc with three seconds left – in a great duel with Allen, an AHL all-star who was sensational most of the night.

Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140121/SPORTS/140129792/1020/SPORTS#ixzz2r9jdzrPC

 

Utica Comets Bounce Back, Edge Bulldogs

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Benn Ferriero scored twice, the second an empty-net goal in the final minute, and the Utica Comets snapped an 0-4-1-1 winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs Saturday.

Ferriero and Alexandre Grenier scored in the first period, Ferriero canned the empty-netter with 35 seconds left, and Joe Cannata made 32 saves as the Comets bounced back from an 8-3 beating at the hands of the Albany Devils Friday at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Ferriero and Grenier now share the team lead in goals with 13 apiece.

Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140118/SPORTS/140119320#ixzz2qp6bVY2E

Utica Comets down Abbotsford Heat and win 4th Straight Home Victory

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Kellan Lain and Alexandre Grenier scored first period goals, Benn Ferriero scored into an empty net with two seconds to play and Joacim Eriksson turned aside 21 shots as the Utica Comets scored a 3-0 American Hockey League victory over the Abbotsford Heat on Friday at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.