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Growlers Fall in Overtime to the Komets

February 9, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Newfoundland Growlers News Release

The Newfoundland Growlers needed extra time for the second game in as many nights, but found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard tonight suffering a 3-2 overtime loss to the Fort Wayne Komets.

The opening period was a scoreless battle-of-the-goaltenders as Michael Garteig and Lukas Hafner both turned aside 14 shots. Sam Jardine got the home crowd amped up after taking exception to a big hit by Ryan Siiro on Brady Ferguson and dropping the gloves at 13:57 of the opening frame.

Zach O'Brien opened the scoring at 6:49 of the second period off an angle that handcuffed Hafner continuing his got streak as of late giving the Growlers a 1-0 lead.

Jamie Schaafsma tied the game exactly two minutes later capitalizing on a shorthanded breakaway after some miscommunication by the Growlers for a 1-1 game.

Zach O'Brien netted his second of the period with 6:01 remaining in the period re-directing a James Melindy point blast five-hole, and Jamie Schaafsma replied by scored his second of the period with 1:40 remaining making it a 2-2 game after 40 minutes of play.

A scoreless third period meant extra time for the second night in a row, and Marc-Olivier Roy ended it just 46 seconds into overtime for a 3-2 Komets win.

Quick Hits

Zach O'Brien has points in four straight games

Marcus Power left the game with an injury in the second period and did not return

The three stars were 3 - M. Roy (FW), 2 - J. Schaafsma (FW) and 1 - Z. O'Brien (NFL)

What's Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers wrap up their seven-game homestand Sunday afternoon with a special Marvel Superheroes Matinee Game. The Newfoundland Growlers will be wearing Iron Man jerseys and the Fort Wayne Komets will be wearing Captain America jerseys. Puck drop is 4 p.m. Tickets are available at

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