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Jul. 10, 2019

Utica, N.Y. – The Utica Comets and the American Hockey League have announced the 2019-20 regular season schedule. The seventh season of Comets hockey begins with a pair of road games Saturday, October 5 at the Binghamton Devils and Saturday, October…

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Jul. 09, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Reid Boucher to a one-year, two-way deal and defensemen Brogan Rafferty and Josh Teves each to two-year, two-way contracts.  …

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Jul. 09, 2019

The Utica Comets announced today that this year’s home opener is scheduled for October 16 against the Syracuse Crunch. Season tickets are still available! Individual game tickets go on sale September 7. Visit www.empirestatetix.com for…

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Jul. 08, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Francis Perron to a one-year, two-way contract. Perron, 23, recorded career-highs in points (47), goals (18), power play goals (7) and assists…

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Jul. 05, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed right wing Justin Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract.   Bailey, 24, split the 2018.19 season between Rochester (9-11-20 in 37 games),…

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Jul. 05, 2019

Utica, N.Y. –– The Utica Comets were honored on Thursday evening during the American Hockey League Awards Gala with the Eastern Conference Community Service Excellence Award for the 2018-19 season.    The event, which took…

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Jul. 02, 2019

While many across Canada celebrated their country’s birthday with drinks, bar-b-ques, and boat rides yesterday, Jim Benning and the Vancouver Canucks front office were hard at work on the first day of NHL free agency. A busy day for the Canucks…

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Jul. 02, 2019

Utica, N.Y. – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has signed forward Carter Camper to a one-year AHL contract.   Camper, 30, appeared in 67 games last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, collecting 50…

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Jun. 24, 2019

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced that the Canucks selected right wing Vasily Podkolzin 10th overall, left wing Nils Hoglander 40th overall, left wing Ethan Keppen 122nd overall, center Carson Focht 133rd overall,…

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Jun. 20, 2019

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Save of the Day Foundation has spent the last decade-and-a-half changing the lives of people in the Mohawk Valley.    Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $2 million to provide financial…