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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:00 am

Komets 5 Brampton 3

Komets rally in 3rd to end losing streak at 3

Journal Gazette

A four-game losing streak is something the Komets haven't had since 2013, before Gary Graham coached the team. They almost suffered that fate Saturday before a late rally in Brampton, Ontario.

Jamie Schaafsma scored 6:43 into the third period, defenseman Bobby Shea netted his second goal at 14:51, and Garrett Thompson cemented the 5-3 victory over the Beast with an empty-net goal at the Powerade Centre.

Michael Houser stopped 32 shots for the Komets (22-12-2), whose dominance in the third included all three goals and 19 of 28 shots on goal.

David Vallorani opened the scoring for the Beast 8:51 into the first period, during a power play, and Daniel Ciampini made it 2-0, 11:35 into the second period.

Fort Wayne's Gabriel Desjardins scored 13:09 into the second, but the Beast took a 3-1 lead 2:51 later on Chris Leveille's goal.

The Komets went into the second intermission down one, thanks to a Shea goal during a power play at 19:16.

Brampton (14-17-3), coached by former Komets captain Colin Chaulk, has lost six straight games.

A crowd of 4,020 attended the game.