Comeau sets up Sound Tigers victory

Blake Comeau recorded four assists in his professional regular-season debut, helping Bridgeport to a 5-3 win in Binghamton on Sunday evening.

Comeau, who had three assists in seven Calder Cup Playoff games for the Sound Tigers last spring, set up two of the Sound Tigers’ three power-play goals in the first period, added an assist on Frans Nielsen’s first AHL goal in the final minute of the second, and fed Steve Regier for a shorthanded empty-net insurance marker with 14 seconds to play.

Wade Dubielewicz made 32 saves for Bridgeport, which was playing its first game of 2006-07.

Jeff Heerema scored twice for the Senators, who fell to 1-1-0-0 on the year.


Marty Sertich scored his first two professional goals and Junior Lessard and Marty Wilford recorded three points each as Iowa doubled up Houston, 6-3, at the Toyota Center.

Sertich broke a 3-3 tie with 10:22 left in regulation and Joel Lundqvist extended the lead just 40 seconds later as the Stars converted on both ends of a 5-on-3 power play opportunity.

Marius Holtet and Dan Hacker also scored and Dan Ellis made 32 saves for Iowa, which moved to 2-0-0-0.

Matt Foy had a goal and an assist for the Aeros (0-2-0-0).


Clarke MacArthur finished with a goal and two assists and Rochester scored four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 6-3 win over visiting Manitoba on Sunday.

Brad Moran’s fourth goal in as many games gave the Moose a lead in the opening minute of the third, but Brandon Smith tied the score and Daniel Paille put the Amerks in front for good.

Paille, Smith, Michael Ryan and Greg Jacina finished with a goal and an assist each for Rochester.

Moran’s two-point night gave him an AHL-leading seven points on the season (4g, 3a).