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Komets’ Petruzzelli honored

September 22, 2018

I caught up with Anthony Petruzzelli tonight in Brooks, Alberta, and came to find out he’s there for a big honor. He’s getting put on to the Wall of Fame by his junior team, the Brooks Bandits, of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, on Saturday.

He totaled 80 goals and 163 points in 176 regular-season games with the Bandits and added 14 goals and 40 points in 40 playoff games.

He played for University of Vermont from 2014 to 2018 before joining the Komets, for whom he had an epic debut with three goals in four regular-season games and then two assists in 14 playoff games last season.

Petruzzelli, 25, who was born in Federal Way, Washington, could be one of the Komets’ key players this season, and he would like to chip in even more offensively after being more of a defensive forward/penalty killer in college, totaling five goals and eight points in 35 games as a senior.

“I think I definitely learned a lot in my short time there (in Fort Wayne),” he said. “The guys taught me a lot about how to read time and space and how to read things at this level. They taught me how to take things at this level offensively and how to slow things down.”

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