Komm’s return to Manchester helps Reading to victory

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MANCHESTER – Just a few weeks ago, Branden Komm platooned with Charles Williams in the Manchester Monarchs’ goaltending rotation. On Sunday, the pair were together again, albeit under differing circumstances.

In his first appearance in Manchester since being traded on Feb. 13, Komm stopped 35 shots on Sunday afternoon, helping the Reading Royals to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Monarchs.

Both regulation goals came during two of the game’s 17 power plays, with Reading’s Nick Luukko striking 13:34 into the first period, followed by Justin Agosta’s one-timer score 8:34 into the second.

After a scoreless overtime period, Reading won the shootout, 3-2, clinching the victory on Matt Willows’ goal in the shootout’s fifth round.

Since being traded, Komm is now 4-0-0-0 for the Royals.

This was the first shootout of the season at SNHU Arena, with Manchester winning a shootout in Utah on Nov. 22 and losing one on the road against Adirondack on Oct. 20.

The Monarchs are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 28 (7 p.m.), at SNHU Arena, to take on the Wheeling Nailers.

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