Series Preview | Growlers VS Komets | Feb 8,9 & 10

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH (7 PM NST), SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH (7 PM) & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH (4 PM)

 

Newfoundland Growlers (30-14-2-0, 62 PTS) vs. Fort Wayne Komets (22-17-1-3, 48 PTS)

The Newfoundland Growlers wrap up their seven-game home stand with a three-in-three against the Fort Wayne Komets, ECHL affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights. This series marks the only time the Growlers face a Western Conference team this season.

Saturday night is Student Night with a tuition giveaway, and Sunday afternoon is the Marvel Super Hero Game, where both teams will wear special Marvel themed jerseys.

LAST GAME

A controversial goal from Brandon Marino stood as the winning goal as the Brampton Beast edged the Newfoundland Growlers 2-1 to split the mid-week series. David Vallorani had the other Beast goal. Matt Bradley recorded the only Growlers goal. Michael Garteig made 19 saves between the pipes for Newfoundland.

 

TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 7: D Sam Jardine Loaned to Newfoundland by Toronto (AHL).

 

QUICK HITS

Newfoundland

  • The Growlers have the fourth best penalty kill in the ECHL with an 85.5% success rate
  • Scott Pooley became the first Growler to hit the 20-goal plateau Tuesday night
  • James Melindy played his 275th ECHL game Tuesday night

Fort Wayne

  • The Komets are 1-1 against Eastern Conference teams this season
  • There are two St. John’s connections on the Komets - Eric Levine went 3-0 for the Growlers this season and Cody Sol played 27 games for the St. John’s IceCaps from 2012-2014.
  • Justin Hodgman leads the Komets with 39 points