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Komets
vs. Gwinnett
When: 5 p.m. Sunday
Radio: 1190 AM, 92.3 FM

Komets lose, get another player

Tom Zanoski had a natural hat trick in the first period, and the Evansville IceMen defeated the Komets 5-2 at the Ford Center on Saturday night.

Zanoski had his three consecutive goals, including one on a power play, in the first 10:13.

Fort Wayne’s Mike Embach scored a short-handed goal at 19:57 of the first period.

Evansville’s Mike Seidel answered on a power play at 4:13 of the second period for a 4-1 lead.

Embach scored again at 6:00, but former Komets forward Tristan King’s power-play goal at 9:23 cemented the scoring.

Evansville (15-7-5) scored on 3 of 8 power plays. Fort Wayne was 0 for 3.

But a reinforcement is on the way for Fort Wayne (11-10-5).

Before the game, the Komets traded Mickey Lang to the Orlando Solar Bears for 26-year-old center David Rutherford, who had six goals and nine points in 21 games this season, and future considerations.

In 177 career ECHL games, Rutherford has 66 goals and 138 points. It was unknown when he will report to Fort Wayne.

Lang, who led the ECHL with 17 goals, and 2012 Playoff MVP Mike Vaskivuo left the Komets on Thursday in hopes of being traded.

The Komets have made six trades in the last seven weeks.

Today, the Komets play host to the Gwinnett Gladiators at Memorial Coliseum.

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