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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, November 09, 2019 1:00 am

Komets 6 Kalamazoo 2

K's earn 1st road victory of season

Journal Gazette

A.J. Jenks had two goals and an assist Friday night to lead the Komets to their first road victory over the season – 6-2 over the Kalamazoo Wings in front of 4,590 fans at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The teams meet there again at 7 p.m. today.

Mason Bergh also scored for the Komets, giving the rookie at least one point in 10 of Fort Wayne's 11 games.

With Dylan Ferguson injured, the Komets (6-4-1) brought in Patrick Munson to serve as Matthew Villalta's backup. Munson, 24, had played three games this season with the Newfoundland Growlers, going 2-1-0 with a 3.31 goals-against average.

Villalta stopped 29 shots Friday. For Kalamazoo (4-2-1), Jake Hildebrand stopped 22 shots.

Fort Wayne's Chase Stewart opened the scoring 2:53 into the first period by snapping the puck from the right side of the blue line into the top-left corner of the net. Bergh made it 2-0 with a shot from 18 feet out, during a power play, at 12:18.

Kalamazoo's Dylan Sadowy scored 48 seconds into the second period with a wraparound on a backhand shot.

Jenks made it 3-1 by redirecting a Max Gottlieb shot during a power play at 8:54. And Jenks scored again from the slot at 10:37 to make it 4-1.