UTICA — The Utica Comets fell behind by two goals early and fell to the Belleville Senators 4-0 Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Despite the loss the Comets remain in first place in the North Division, one point ahead of both the Senators and Rochester Americans.
Zane McIntyre made 14 saves in the loss.
Max Lajoie scored 8:02 into the first period when his shot from the point found its way past McIntyre. Morgan Klimchuk doubled their lead with seven minutes to go on the power play, deflecting a pass from former Comet Michael Carcone.
Parker Kelly extended the lead to 3-0 at the 12:30 mark of the second period with a one-timer that beat McIntyre after a scramble in front of the Comets’ net.
Joe LaBate sealed the game with an empty netter with 2:16 to play in regulation.
Joey Daccord got the shut out in net for the Senators.
The Comets are back in action Wednesday night at home against the Hartford Wolf Pack to open Save of the Day week. Puck drop is at 7.