Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Fredericton - Fort Wayne Connection

Justin A. Kohn of the Journal Gazette has a great article discussing the budding relationship between the Reds and the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets, a team that features former UNBers Matt Boudens, Marcus McIvor, Randy Gazzola, Matt Murphy, and Oliver Cooper.  

The ex-Reds have played an integral role in the Komets success this season as the team has advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. Boudens scored the series-clinching overtime goal in the deciding game to send the Komets to the western conference finals against the Allen Americans. Cooper scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, and Murphy and Gazzola added assists in game two against Allen to even up the series. This helped propel the Komets to a three games to one series win, with Boudens scoring in the clinching game.  

The Komets will now face Alex Dubeau and the South Carolina Stingrays in the league final.