Utica, N.Y. - Alexis D'Aoust scored two goals as he lead the Utica Comets over the Hershey Bears at the Adirondack Bank Center, 3-1 on Friday.
D'Aoust scored his first of the game on a power play in the opening frame, when he deflected a shot from the point by Guillaume Brisebois to give the Comets the first goal of the game.
U.S. Olympian, Chris Bourque, tallied in the second for the Bears as he tied things up at 1-1.
D'Aoust then found the back of the net before the end of the period off a rebound on another shot by Brisebois for his second of the night. That gave the Comets at 2-1 lead.
It would stay that way until the final minute of the game when Andrew Cherniwchan put in an empty-netter to seal it.
Richard Bachman made 25 saves on 26 shots for the win as the Comets keep pace just one point behind the Rochester Americans, who won in overtime, in the standings.
Utica returns to action on Saturday night, on the road, against the Springfield Thunderbirds. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m.