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Crunch defeated by Comets, 5-3

The Syracuse Crunch fell to the Utica Comets, 5-3, on Friday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Crunch goaltender Max Lagace turned aside 10-of-14 shots. Akira Schmid stopped 32-of-35 in net for the Comets.

All three of Syracuse’s goals came late in the third period. Gabriel Fortier, Simon Ryfors Alex Barre-Boulet scored in the loss.


Frederik Gauthier, Ryan Schmelzer, Chase De Leo, Aarne Talvitie and Tyce Thompson found the back of the net for Utica.

Syracuse finished 0-for-5 on the power play and 0-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The Crunch will be back in action on Saturday when they square off with the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7 p.m.



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