The Journal Gazette
Friday, December 31, 2021 10:40 pm

K's blank Heartlanders on NYE

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

It was a wild 2021, one that saw the Komets power through the pandemic to play when 12 ECHL teams opted out, then win the Kelly Cup last summer.

And the year ended with a 1-0 victory Friday over the Iowa Heartlanders at Memorial Coliseum.

Matthew Barnaby had the goal, redirecting a Chays Ruddy shot, and Bailey Brkin stopped all 13 shots he faced for the shutout.

A crowd of 9.463 was on hand, the largest at the Coliseum since a sellout of 10,477 on July 2, when the Komets captured the Kelly Cup with a 2-1 victory over the South Carolina Stingrays.

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