Tense game leads to excitement for Senior Comets

The Pontiac Senior Comets narrowly defeated the Maniwaki Forestiers in overtime Sunday night, in the local team’s second exhibition match on home ice. From left: the Comets’ Mitchell Gibson takes a shot at Maniwaki’s net, with goalie Justin Wood narrowly deflecting the puck off his right leg pad towards the end of the game.
Games have provided plenty of action for local hockey fans, with lots of speed and fights on the ice. From left: Maniwaki’s Joey Kistabish protects himself as the Comets’ Adam Wensink is pulled away by referees, when a tussle broke out Sunday night.
From left: Maniwaki’s A-J Kistabish goes for the puck while Kodiak Whiteduck blocks Comet goalie Danick Boisvert’s view in the first, with Comet Matt Romain, number eight, rushing in to provide defense.
From left: Maniwaki’s Kodiak Whiteduck trips the Comets’ James Kirkwood, as the latter player chases the puck in the second period.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
FORT COULONGE
Sept. 30, 2018
Cheers from the sidelines erupted Sunday evening at the Fort Coulonge arena, as the Pontiac Senior Comets’ Adrian Moyes ended a tense overtime period with less than 30 seconds left on the clock.
It was a game filled with back and forth action, some fisticuffs and plenty of penalties, but the Comets narrowly overcame the Maniwaki Forestiers at the home team’s second exhibition game.
While first period saw the Comets hit their stride from the get-go, leading 2-1 for the majority of the game, the third period proved a rougher go. Minutes in, the Forestiers outpaced the Comets, taking a two-point lead.
The Comets’ Joshua Snider, assisted by Matt Sarazin, proved the team’s redeemer, scoring 15 minutes into the third. Two minutes later, Stephane Paré fired in another, leveling the playing field, with an assist from Francis Desforges.

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