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Komets trail first round 0-2

Monday, April 18th
Komets trail first round 0-2

Fort Wayne, IN-- The first two games of the Komets vs. Cincinnati Western Conference quarterfinals are in the books and now moves to the U.S. Bank Arena (6,955) in downtown Cincinnati for games 3, 4 and 5.

The first round series started in Fort Wayne Friday and Saturday with Cincinnati collecting a 2-0 series lead. The Cyclones scored 3-2 victories in each game. The Komets outshot the Cyclones Friday 35-23 but Cincy goaltender Brad Thiessen scored the playoff win stopping 33 shots. Komet netminder Pat Nagle suffered the loss making 20 saves on 23 shots. The Komets earned goals from Troy Bourke and Trevor Cheek while Jack Downing notched his first of the playoffs and Tom Mele added a pair for the win.

Saturday the Komets opened the scoring with Garrett Thompson's first pro playoff goal at 5:46 of the first period before Cincinnati answered with markers from Andrew Yogan and Zach Budish in the second session. Fort Wayne's Kyle Thomas notched his first pro playoff goal at 14:10 of the third but Christiaan Minella hit the game winner with 33 seconds remaining to seal a 2-0 series advantage for Cincinnati. Nagle suffered the loss making 17 saves on 20 shots. Thiessen logged the win on 31 saves.

The Komets will practice at the Coliseum Tuesday at 10am and then head for Cincinnati where the series continues with game 3 Wednesday. Game 4 is Friday and game 5 is slated for Saturday. All games this week at Cincinnati face off at 7:35pm. If games 6 and 7 are necessary, they will be skated in Fort Wayne Monday, April 25 and Wednesday April 27 at 7:30 each night.

2016 ECHL KELLY CUP WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALSFORT WAYNE KOMETS VS CINCINNATI CYCLONESCincinnati leads best-of-seven series 2-0Game 1- Friday, April 15..................Cincinnati 3 at Fort Wayne 2Game 2- Saturday, April 16.............Cincinnati 3 at Fort Wayne 2Game 3- Wednesday, April 20........Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm ETGame 4- Friday, April 22..................Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm ETGame 5- Saturday, April 23.............Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm ET *Game 6- Monday, April 25..............Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm ET *Game 7- Wednesday, April 27.......Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm ET **If necessary.

Komet Playoff Hockey on the air-- All games are scheduled to be broadcast on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 105.7. Broadcasts can also be heard at Komets.com presented by OmniSource.

Get tickets-- Season Tickets for 2016-17 are on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For information visit www.komets.com or call 260-483-0011.

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