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Komets beat Rapid City

Colin Chaulk had one goal and two assists and the Komets stayed hot with a 3-2 victory Friday at Rapid City.

The Komets (10-5-0) rallied from an early deficit to win their fifth consecutive contest.

Rapid City (8-7-1) scored first with a goal by Riley Weselowski at 11:16 of the first period.

The Komets answered with two goals to close out the period. Chris Auger tied the game with a goal at 12:54. Chaulk and Frankie DeAngelis assisted. Bobby Chaumont scored on a power play at 19:57 to give Fort Wayne a 2-1 lead. Chaulk and Jamie Milam assisted. Fort Wayne went 1 of 2 on the power play.

Weselowski scored his second goal, on a power play, at 2:28 of the second period to tie the game. Rapid City went 1 of 3 on the power play.

Chaulk broke the tie at 12:15 of the second period with an unassisted goal. It was Chaulk’s fourth goal of the season.

Nick Boucher made 24 saves for the Komets. Tim Boron finished with 28 saves for Rapid City.

Fort Wayne’s Brett Smith did not score a point, snapping his league-best 13-game point-scoring streak.

The teams play again today at Rapid City.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at