Five straight wins help Komets close gap in Central Division

The Fort Wayne Komets picked up three wins last week to improve their winning streak to five games and move to within three points of Toledo for first place in the Central Division.

Fort Wayne opened the week with a 5-2 win at Toledo on Wednesday. The Komets trailed 2-1 midway through the third period before reeling off four goals in a span of 6:33 to rally for the victory. Garrett Thompson keyed the rally with three goals and an assist while Mason Baptista and Cody Sol each added a pair of assists. Michael Houser stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced to record the win in goal.

The Komets returned home on Saturday and skated away with a 5-3 victory over Quad City. Once again, Fort Wayne mounted a rally after falling behind 2-0 just over 11 minutes into the contest. Five different players tallied goals in the win with Jamie Schaafsma (1g-1a) and Gabriel Desjardins (0g-2a) each picking up a pair of points.

On Sunday, Fort Wayne scored the first four goals of the game en route to a 5-2 win against Orlando. Desjardins, Joseph Widmar and Louick Marcotte each had two assists in the victory while Garrett Bartus turned aside 35 shots to pick up the win.

Thompson leads the Komets on the season with 11 goals while his 23 points are tied with Shawn Szydlowski (9g-14a) for the team lead. Sol leads all ECHL defensemen, and is fourth overall in the league, with a +14 rating while fellow blueliner Daniel Maggio is tied for second among defensemen at +12.

This week, the Komets travel to Cincinnati on Wednesday, host Indy on Friday and visit the Fuel on Saturday.