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Oct. 18, 2017

Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that the Comets Fan Fest, presented by Galaxy Communications and Murphy Excavating, will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 3-7 pm, prior to puck drop between the Comets and Rochester Americans.…

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Oct. 16, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled center Michael Chaput from the Utica Comets. Chaput, 25, has appeared in four games for the Utica Comets this season, recording two points (1-1-2) and…

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Oct. 16, 2017

It was another positive weekend in the realm of Utica Jr. Comets hockey. Two teams picked up big wins and another took a giant leap in the right direction. In the Jr. Comets game of the week, the 2003 team faced off against the Springfield Rifles. The…

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Oct. 16, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has loaned forward Danny Moynihan to the Kalamazoo Wings. Moynihan, 21, did not dress in the first four games with the Comets. The forward amassed 52 points (22-30-52)…

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Oct. 14, 2017

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Utica Comets beat the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 3-2 Saturday night at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena. The Comets scored first for the fourth consecutive game, this time off the stick of Nikolay Goldobin eight minutes…

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Oct. 13, 2017

UTICA COMETS (1-2-0) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (1-1-1) Onondaga County War Memorial Arena, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #UTIvsSYR…

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Oct. 13, 2017

Rochester, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Rochester Americans by a score of 2-0 on Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena. Nikolay Goldobin struck 46 seconds into the game, capitalizing on a turnover behind the Americans net. Reid Boucher…

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Oct. 13, 2017

UTICA COMETS (0-2-0) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (2-0-0) Blue Cross Arena, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #UTIvsRCH Tonight’s…

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Oct. 12, 2017

Brendan Woods is no stranger to Utica, New York. His mother is from the area and still has relatives that live here. He also has ties to hockey in Utica as well as the Comets. Woods’ father, Bob, was roommates with Comets Director of Hockey Operations…

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Oct. 11, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson has announced that the club has signed forward Brendan Woods to a professional tryout contract. Woods, 25, skated in 24 games with the Charlotte Checkers last season registering six points (3-3-6)…

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Oct. 11, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Anton Cederholm from the Utica Comets to the Kalamazoo Wings. Cederholm, 22, did not dress in either of the Comets two games…

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Oct. 09, 2017

TEACHING LEADERSHIP AT A YOUNG AGE Being named the captain of a sports team is typically held as a big honor, especially at a young age. However, being a captain also holds great responsibility. With the captains from the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Utica Jr.…

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Oct. 08, 2017

Toronto, Ont. – The Utica Comets were defeated 4-3 by the Toronto Marlies Sunday night at Ricoh Coliseum. The Comets scored the first goal for the second consecutive game coming off the stick of Carter Bancks four and half minutes into the opening…

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Oct. 08, 2017

UTICA COMETS (0-1-0) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (1-0-0) Ricoh Coliseum, 4:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #UTIvsTOR Tonight's Game:…

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Oct. 07, 2017

Toronto, Ont. – The Utica Comets fell by a score of 3-1 to the Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Comets struck first blood courtesy of Nikolay Goldobin just 6:30 into the opening period. Reid Boucher and Alexis D’Aoust…

COMETS OPEN SEASON AGAINST TORONTO
Oct. 07, 2017

UTICA COMETS (0-0-0) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (0-0-0) Ricoh Coliseum, 4:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #UTIvsTOR Tonight’s…

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Oct. 05, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets general manager Ryan Johnson announced the opening night roster that includes 27 players to start the 2017-18 season. The Comets begin the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Ricoh Coliseum against the Toronto Marlies…

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Oct. 05, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson has announced that the club has signed forward Cameron Darcy to a professional tryout contract. Darcy, 23, split the 2016-17 season between the Syracuse Crunch (3-4-7) and the Kalamazoo Wings…

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Oct. 04, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the Comets have reduced their roster by two players. The current roster stands at 27 players. The following player has been reassigned to Kalamazoo by the Vancouver Canucks: Mackenze…

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Oct. 03, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today the club’s 23-man roster to start the 2017-18 season. In addition, Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced one roster move, giving the Comets a total of 29 players.…

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Oct. 03, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenseman Derrick Pouliot from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Andrey Pedan and a fourth round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry…

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Oct. 02, 2017

EARLY TOURNAMENT GOOD MEASURING STICK FOR JR. COMETS The Utica Jr. Comets kicked off their 2017-18 game schedule this past weekend, with the 2003-2006 birth year teams taking part in the Canadiens Cup in Toronto, Ontario. While the four teams saw mixed…

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Oct. 02, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the Comets have reduced their pre-season roster by four players. The Comets currently have a total of 29 players on the pre-season roster. The following players have been…

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Oct. 02, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their opening night roster by four players. The following players have been assigned to Utica: Anton Rodin - Right Wing Michael Chaput - Center Jayson…

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Oct. 01, 2017

Syracuse, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Syracuse Crunch in the back half of their home-and-home pre-season series by a score of 3-1 on Sunday night at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena. The first period saw a lack of offense, with both…

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Oct. 01, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the Comets have reduced their pre-season roster by three players. The Comets currently have a total of 29 players on the pre-season roster. The following players have been…

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Sep. 30, 2017

Rome, NY – The Utica Comets fell to the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 3-2 Saturday night at the Bill Fleet Rink at Kennedy Arena. The Crunch struck just two and a half minutes into the game courtesy of Daniel Walcott. Michael Peca and Alex Gallant…

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Sep. 29, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by three players. The following players have been assigned to Utica: Nikolay Goldobin - Right Wing Philip Holm - Defense The…

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Sep. 29, 2017

The Comets are prepared to kick off their 5th anniversary season on September 30, with a home preseason game vs. the Syracuse Crunch. For the third time in the history of the Comets’ preseason, they will host this game at John F. Kennedy Arena…

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Sep. 28, 2017

On September 28, Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo arrived at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome to make a pair of special announcements. Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. took to the podium first, and spoke to the correlation between Governor…

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Sep. 27, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster. The following players have been assigned to Utica: Guillaume Brisebois - Defense Jalen Chatfield - Defense Thatcher Demko…

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Sep. 27, 2017

The current West End Expansion Project is not the only addition coming to The AUD this fall. On September 27, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced the 10-year, multi-million-dollar naming rights partnership between The AUD Authority and…

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Sep. 26, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today the team’s training camp roster which comprises of 15 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders. The following players have been assigned by the Vancouver Canucks:…

JR. COMETS WRAP UP TRAINING CAMP
Sep. 25, 2017

The Utica Jr. Comets 2003-2006 birth year teams kicked off their 2017-18 season over the weekend. The season started with a two-day training camp at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The camp mirrored that of an NHL or AHL training camp, and included on-ice…

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Sep. 23, 2017

Utica, N.Y. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by ten players. The following players have been assigned to Utica: Carcone, Michael - Right Wing Laplante, Yan-Pavel…

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Sep. 22, 2017

Utica, N.Y. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by three players. The following players will attend the Utica Comets Training Camp: Carter Bancks - Left Wing Wacey…

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Sep. 22, 2017

As the Utica Comets prepare for their upcoming season, the younger Comets are set to do the same, beginning this weekend. For the first time in their history, the Jr. Comets will host their own two-day training camp this weekend for select age groups,…

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Sep. 21, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by four players. The following player has been assigned to his junior team: Jakob Stukel                …

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Sep. 18, 2017

Earlier this week, the Utica Comets officially announced their promotional schedule for the 2017-18 season, which will also be their fifth season in existence. The season is sure to be a memorable one, with a new coach at the helm, a new fifth anniversary…

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Sep. 13, 2017

With less than three weeks until the Utica Comets' pre-season opener, coach Trent Cull is already at work. Joining a new organization, familiarizing himself with a new city, and following in the steps of a successful and popular coach, Cull has much…

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Sep. 05, 2017

The Comets aren’t the only local business who are celebrating a milestone this fall. Aqua Vino, the restaurant owned by Comets President Robert Esche, heads into its tenth anniversary this fall; today, September 5, 2007, was the soft opening of…

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Aug. 24, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that the team will play a home-and-home preseason series against the Syracuse Crunch, beginning on Saturday, September 30. The Comets will host the first game of the series at the…

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Aug. 24, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has signed goaltender Michael Garteig to a one-year American Hockey League contract.  Garteig, 25, dressed in 22 games with the Aces last season, posting…

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Aug. 23, 2017

Earlier this summer, the Utica Comets staff sent out a survey to its valued Season Ticket Members to ask for some feedback about different aspects of the organization, ranging from ticketing to game day operations to concessions. The staff has had some…

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Aug. 21, 2017

With the fifth season in franchise history quickly approaching, big things are to come for the Comets' merchandise department. New Director of Merchandising for the Comets, Sarah Colson, has worked diligently this summer to revamp the merchandise…

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Aug. 17, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that Curtis Sanford has been named Player Development Goaltending Consultant and Utica-native Josh Gagnon has been promoted to Video Coach. “We’re excited to have…

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Aug. 14, 2017

With only four short weeks until all skaters and netminders are headed to Vancouver to begin Canucks’ training camp, Comets Tales caught up with three fan-favorites to talk about their summer preparations. The days of coming to training camp to…

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Aug. 09, 2017

The Nexus Center is (literally) all about connections, and how to intertwine different sports and entertainment facets of Utica’s community into one. CEO of MVG and President of the Utica Comets Robert Esche has worked with local leaders to develop…

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Aug. 07, 2017

Comets Tales :  Meet Jaime Sifers With parts of eight AHL seasons experience behind him, Jaime Sifers hasn't skated a single game at The AUD – yet. This is going to change come November 1. The newly signed Comets defenseman is anxious…

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Aug. 02, 2017

A couple of months ago, the current construction project at the Utica Memorial Auditorium unearthed a pleasant surprise that brought construction and development of The AUD full circle. While disassembling the area around the Labatt Blue Ticket Entrance,…

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Aug. 01, 2017

On July 26, the Comets announced Ryan Johnson as General Manager of the Utica Comets – their first in franchise history. And on the heels of the hockey operations revamp comes a new business operations department, spearheaded by VP of Corporate…

WELCOME TO THE ZUHAUS
Jul. 26, 2017

Zuhaus – which means ‘at home’ in German, is the only loge seating area across the American Hockey League that provides guests with a luxurious, comfortable and exclusive feel while enjoying the game on the ice. Think of it as a private…

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Jul. 26, 2017

Utica, NY– Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations, Trevor Linden announced new roles within the club’s Hockey Operations department today. Ryan Johnson was named General Manager of the Utica Comets and Gary Agnew joins Utica…

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Jul. 25, 2017

Southwest Michigan and the Mohawk Valley have always had one thing in common – the love of hockey. The similarities run deeper this season as the Kalamazoo Wings rejoin the Utica Comets in the Vancouver Canucks development system. Kalamazoo is…

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Jul. 19, 2017

By now, everyone knows that October will bring the addition of premium seating options to The AUD. The West End Expansion project is moving full steam ahead, as the six executive suites and loge seating area are visible when driving on Oriskany Street.…

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Jul. 13, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jaime Sifers to a two-year American Hockey League contract. Sifers, 34, has spent the last three season with the Columbus Blue…

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Jul. 12, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Evan McEneny to a two-year, two-way contract. “Evan put up good numbers in his first full season on the Comets blue line in 2016-17,”…

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Jul. 12, 2017

If you are a woman, and you have been to a Comets game at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, you have probably experienced one of the biggest frustrations out there – a long, never-ending bathroom line. The AUD, constructed over 60 years ago in 1959,…

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Jul. 12, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks President Trevor Linden announced today that the Kalamazoo Wings have signed a one-year agreement to be the ECHL affiliate of the Canucks and Utica Comets for the 2017-18 season. “We are pleased to announce a new partnership…

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Jul. 11, 2017

Utica, NY - The Utica Comets and the American Hockey League have announced the 2017-18 regular season schedule. The fifth season of Comets hockey will begin with a pair of weekend games in Toronto when they face the Marlies on October 7 at 3 p.m. and…

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Jul. 11, 2017

Utica NY, - Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Darren Archibald to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season. Archibald, 27, has spent the previous four seasons with…

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Jul. 07, 2017

The Utica Comets were honored on Wednesday evening during the American Hockey League Awards Gala with the Eastern Conference Fan Experience Excellence Award for the 2016-17 season.  The event, which took place at the AHL's annual meeting of…

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Jul. 05, 2017

Phase I Construction at the Utica Memorial Auditorium has been underway for almost two months, with progress visible to those driving on Oriskany St West. The project, which will be completed by the start of the Comets 2017-18 season, will add women’s…

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Jun. 28, 2017

Earlier today the Vancouver Canucks announced Trent Cull as the man to lead the Utica Comets into the fifth season. Cull played ten seasons of professional hockey and most recently completed a memorable season with the Syracuse Crunch as the assistant…

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Jun. 28, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manger Jim Benning announced today that Trent Cull has been named head coach of the Utica Comets. Cull becomes the second head coach in Comets history joining Utica from the Syracuse Crunch where he served as assistant…

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Jun. 28, 2017

Less than 200 miles down the thruway, travelers will find the newly constructed HarborCenter, a development featuring two NHL-sized ice rinks and a direct connection to a third rink at the First Niagara Center, the home of the Buffalo Sabres. The HarborCenter…

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Jun. 22, 2017

On Thursday, June 22, the Urban Renewal Agency (URA) of the City of Utica discussed at length the sale of the 318.8-1-52./1 Whitesboro Street Property, also known as Washington Courts, to The AUD Authority and Oneida County to be utilized for development…

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Jun. 14, 2017

An offseason at 400 Oriskany St W is usually filled with endless thoughts of the next hockey season with everyone anxiously awaiting October. However, this summer The AUD is anything but quiet as the sounds of continual construction fill the…

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Jun. 08, 2017

Utica, NY - Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority (UMVMAA) Chairman Carl Annese announced today that the board, in conjunction with co-applicant Oneida County, has submitted the City of Utica’s Urban Renewal Agency Application to purchase…

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Jun. 07, 2017

Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks announced Head Coach Travis Green’s coaching staff today, naming Newell Brown, Nolan Baumgartner, Doug Jarvis and Manny Malhotra assistant coaches, Dan Cloutier goaltending coach, Glenn Carnegie skill coach…

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Jun. 07, 2017

The U District, an area devoted to Arts, Sports, and Entertainment, has the ability to change the landscape of downtown Utica. The District, containing the Nexus Center, American Craft Beer Museum and Innovation Center, Utica Commons Casino and the evolving…

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May. 31, 2017

The history of beer in Utica is a rich one, dating back to the 1800s. Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is looking to bring history to the present and carry it through the future with the American Craft Beer Museum and Innovation Center.…

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May. 24, 2017

Those of you who have been to Lake Placid, New York, are familiar with the basics: it’s a small town in upstate New York that gains most of its revenue from tournament-based sports recreation play. This is the exact foot traffic and critical mass…

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May. 17, 2017

When Mayor John T. McKennan came up with the idea for a central hub of activity in Utica, New York, he had no idea that sixty years later, in 2017, similar minds would piggyback on his innovative plan to make The AUD and its surrounding area the place…

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May. 03, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Andrey Pedan to a one-year, two-way contract. “Andrey had a good season in Utica and we’re pleased to re-sign him,” said…

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Apr. 26, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. — Vancouver Canucks General Manger Jim Benning announced today that the team has named Travis Green as Head Coach. Green becomes the 19th Head Coach in Canucks history after being promoted from his role as Head Coach of the club’s…

A LOOK BACK AT THE 2016-17 SEASON
Apr. 24, 2017

The fourth season for the Utica Comets is in the books. While it was a season that unfortunately did not result in playoff hockey, the seven months of hockey that fans witnessed at The AUD brought about some exciting changes coupled with building upon…

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Apr. 24, 2017

Adam Pawlick has an interesting past. Originally from Whitesboro (NY), prior to joining the Comets' staff this past fall, Pawlick played three seasons professionally for the Pensacola Ice Flyers hockey team. Stepping away from skating (after winning…

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Apr. 15, 2017

Syracuse, NY – The Utica Comets fell to the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 5-2 on Saturday Night at the OnCenter War Memorial Arena to conclude the 2016-17 season. 5:24 into the game, Henri Ikonen scored his sixth of the year on a rebound. The goal…

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Apr. 15, 2017

UTICA COMETS (35-31-9) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (37-24-14) Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Apr. 14, 2017

Utica, NY – Darren Archibald makes Comets history as the team defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack by a 5-4 score on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. With a Toronto Marlies win against St. John’s, the Comets playoff hopes remain…

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Apr. 13, 2017

UTICA COMETS (34-31-9) vs. HARTFORD WOLF PACK (24-44-6) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Apr. 12, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets suffered the third consecutive loss with a 7-2 score against the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Just 1:20 into the game, Erik Condra scored his 14th of the year on a one-timer from…

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Apr. 12, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today the club has recalled forward Marco Roy. Roy, 22, has dressed in 23 games with the Utica Comets this season posting one goal, five assists (1-5-6) and six penalty…

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Apr. 11, 2017

UTICA COMETS (34-30-9) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (35-24-14) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Apr. 10, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Richard Bachman and forwards Nikolay Goldobin and Yan-Pavel Laplante to the Utica Comets. Bachman, 29, has split the season between…

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Apr. 10, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed forward Zack MacEwen to an amateur tryout contract. MacEwen, 20, recently finished his season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the…

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Apr. 09, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets were shutout by Charlie Lindgren and the St. John’s IceCaps by a 1-0 score on Sunday afternoon at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The two teams skated to an aggressive scoreless first period. Nine penalties were…

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Apr. 09, 2017

UTICA COMETS (34-29-9) vs. ST. JOHN'S ICECAPS (34-29-10) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Apr. 08, 2017

Rochester, NY – The Utica Comets fell to the Rochester Americans by a score of 5-0 on Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena. 3:59 into the game, Cole Schneider scored his 23rd of the year with a power play goal from Patrick Mullen and Tim Kennedy.…

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Apr. 07, 2017

UTICA COMETS (34-28-9) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (30-39-2) Blue Cross Arena, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Apr. 07, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 3-1 on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. On the second power play of the night, Joseph LaBate deflected a Colby Robak shot for his sixth goal of the season at…

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Apr. 07, 2017

UTICA COMETS (33-28-9) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (40-26-5) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Apr. 06, 2017

Our story: Last August, our grandson, Spencer, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, shortly after turning 2 years old. Imagine Alzheimer’s but in children. That’s what Sanfilippo is like. But instead of striking adults later in their lives,…

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Apr. 05, 2017

Utica, NY – Utica Comets President Robert Esche has announced the details to Fan Appreciation Week, celebrated over the final three regular season home games. The weeks’ worth of celebration for the best fans in the American Hockey League…

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Apr. 04, 2017

A half a century ago, the 1967-68 Clinton Comets proved to be one of the most elite teams ever compiled in sports. This past weekend, eight members from the unstoppable 67-68 Comets reunited under the cables of The AUD for a commemorative banner raising…

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Apr. 03, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that Friday’s game will be a night to raise awareness for Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare, fatal genetic disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. The game on April 7 will consist of…

COMETS BEAT PENGUINS IN A SHOOTOUT
Apr. 02, 2017

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Utica Comets beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a shootout by a score of 3-2 on Sunday evening at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Cody Kunyk deflected a Jordan Subban slap shot to give the Comets a 1-0 lead 2:28 into the game.…

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Apr. 02, 2017

UTICA COMETS (32-28-9) vs. WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS (47-19-3) Mohegan Sun Arena, 3:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Apr. 01, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Rochester Americans by a score of 5-3 on Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The win was the Comets’ eighth straight win on home ice. Kyle Bonis opened the scoring just four minutes into…

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Mar. 31, 2017

UTICA COMETS (31-28-9) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (28-37-2) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 31, 2017

Rochester, NY – The Utica Comets tested Linus Ullmark early and often but lost by a score of 5-2 on Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena. The two teams skated to a scoreless first period with Ullmark making 12 saves and fending off all forms…

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Mar. 31, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today the club has loaned forward Marco Roy to the Alaska Aces. Roy, 22, has dressed in 23 games with the Utica Comets this season posting one goal, five assists (1-5-6) and…

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Mar. 31, 2017

UTICA COMETS (31-27-9) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (27-37-2) Blue Cross Arena, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Mar. 30, 2017

Utica, NY - The Utica Comets continue the growing streak of sellout games at the Utica Memorial Auditorium with a current running total of 93 games. In addition, the Comets have sold out 78 consecutive regular season games. The current AHL record for…

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Mar. 30, 2017

Utica, NY - The Utica Comets are proud to announce that Derek Hulak has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Mohawk Valley during the 2016-17 season. Hulak…

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Mar. 29, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-assigned forward Joseph LaBate to the Utica Comets. LaBate, 23, has registered 1.8 hits per game in 13 appearances with the Canucks this season. The…

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Mar. 29, 2017

UTICA, NY – Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has returned forward Emerson Clark on loan to the Tulsa Oilers. Clark, 24, skated in two games with the Comets and 10 games with the Chicago Wolves…

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Mar. 28, 2017

If the walls of the Arena over on Kirkland Avenue in Clinton could speak, Pierre Prevost's name would be in conversation. Two full seasons skating in Clinton (1967-68 & 1969-70) is all it took for the Cornwall, Ontario native to remain in the…

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Mar. 26, 2017

Back in the fall, Curtis Valk had a plan – to make the Utica Comets' final cut. 60-plus games later, the diminutive forward is enjoying his most productive of three professional seasons. Grit and determination remain key ingredients to Valk's…

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Mar. 26, 2017

Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Utica Comets peppered Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith but suffered a 2-1 regulation loss on Sunday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The teams battled through a scoreless first period with a high shot total favoring the Comets…

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Mar. 25, 2017

UTICA COMETS (31-26-9) vs. WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS (45-18-3) Mohegan Sun Arena, 3:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 25, 2017

Syracuse, NY - The Utica Comets surrendered three goals in the third period and lost to the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 5-1 on Saturday night at the War Memorial Arena. The Comets tallied the first goal of the game at 10:27 of period one with a slap…

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Mar. 25, 2017

UTICA COMETS (31-25-9) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (32-22-11) OnCenter War Memorial Arena, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 24, 2017

Albany, NY - The Utica Comets continued to overpower the Albany Devils in the season series with a 2-1 win in a shootout on Friday night at the Times Union Center. The teams skated to a scoreless first period with the Comets outshooting the Devils by…

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Mar. 24, 2017

UTICA COMETS (30-25-9) vs. ALBANY DEVILS (34-27-4) Times Union Center, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Mar. 22, 2017

It has been a dizzying hockey season so far for Emerson Clark, and four weeks lie ahead. "It's a good move and I'm happy to be here," says Emerson Clark of joining the Utica Comets on March 8. It has become all too familiar for Clark.…

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Mar. 22, 2017

Six months ago, three Jr. Comets teams came to the Utica Memorial Auditorium to participate in the mentorship draft. That evening, every player on the 2004 AAA, 2006 AAA, and 2006 AA Utica Jr. Comets teams were selected in a draft by players from the…

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Mar. 22, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed forward Brett McKenzie to an amateur tryout contract. McKenzie, 20, recently finished his season in the Ontario Hockey League with the North Bay…

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Mar. 22, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets President Robert Esche has announced the details of the night to honor the 1967-68 Clinton Comets on April 1 against the Rochester Americans. The Comets will celebrate the unforgettable season of the 1967-68 Clinton Comets…

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Mar. 21, 2017

PeeWee (2004/2005 birth years) and Bantam (2002/2003 birth years) Monday, March 27th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm – PeeWee 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm – Goalie Session (All PeeWee and Bantam Goalies) 6:40 pm - 7:40 pm – Bantam Tuesday, March…

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Mar. 21, 2017

It is nearly impossible for Dave Armstrong to reach his seat in time for the start of a Utica Comets game at The AUD. Being a part of the 1967-68 Clinton Comets Walker Cup championship team has much to do with his tardiness. Armstrong understands…

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Mar. 19, 2017

Providence, RI – The Utica Comets continued to roll with a 5-2 win on Sunday afternoon against the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Jake Virtanen tallied the first goal of the game with a solo rush into the offensive zone at…

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Mar. 19, 2017

UTICA COMETS (29-25-9) vs. PROVIDENCE BRUINS (36-18-9) Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 3:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 18, 2017

Bridgeport, CT – The Utica Comets lost to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers by a 4-1 score on Saturday night at the Webster Bank Arena. Andrew Rowe scored on a one-timer to begin the scoring at 10:17 of the first period. His 10th of the year was assisted…

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Mar. 18, 2017

UTICA COMETS (29-24-9) vs. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS (37-22-2) Webster Bank Arena, 7:30 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 18, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 4-3 on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Borna Rendulic struck first with 6:38 remaining in the opening period, firing a wrist shot past Mike McKenna for his 12th…

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Mar. 17, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed forward Max French to an amateur tryout contract. French, 24, recently completed his senior season at Bentley University playing in 38 games ranking…

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Mar. 17, 2017

UTICA COMETS (28-24-9) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (31-20-11) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 14, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forward Alexandre Grenier to the Utica Comets. Grenier, 25, has appeared in 54 games with Utica this season where he ranks tied for third on the team…

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Mar. 14, 2017

During Borden Smith's years as a Clinton Comet, he produced his share of memorable moments. During eight seasons with the Comets, Smith was a major offensive contributor. He netted 50-plus goals four times and twice topped the 60-goal mark. He finished…

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Mar. 13, 2017

The Syracuse Stars announced today that next year’s Pee-Wee Quebec Tournament team will be coached by Utica Jr. Comets coaches Robert Esche and Adam Pawlick. Esche and Pawlick, who coached this year’s team, will return to Quebec City in February…

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Mar. 12, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets battered the Binghamton Senators by a score of 5-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Darren Archibald opened the scoring with his 19th of the year at 8:31 of the first period on the power play. Curtis…

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Mar. 12, 2017

UTICA COMETS (27-24-9) vs. BINGHAMTON SENATORS (24-33-4) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 11, 2017

Allentown, PA – The Utica Comets lost by a score of 4-1 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday night at the PPL Center. Colin McDonald scored just 41 seconds into the game with a one-timer past Michael Garteig. His 22nd of the season was assisted…

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Mar. 11, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Joseph LaBate from the Utica Comets. LaBate, 23, has appeared in five games with the Canucks and in 29 games for Utica this season, recording…

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Mar. 11, 2017

UTICA COMETS (27-23-9) vs. LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (38-18-3) PPL Center, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Mar. 10, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets secured the team’s sixth straight win with a 2-1 regulation victory against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Thatcher Demko and Jaroslav Halak picked up where they…

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Mar. 10, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Alexandre Grenier from the Utica Comets. Grenier, 25, has appeared in two games with the Canucks and in 54 games with Utica this season…

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Mar. 10, 2017

UTICA COMETS (26-23-9) vs. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS (36-19-3) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 09, 2017

Jack Kane is a pretty good source on just how dominant the 1967-68 Clinton Comets were in the Eastern Hockey League. Performance is often inversely proportional to fame. By today's standards, the 67-68 Clinton Comets, at the very least, would star…

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Mar. 08, 2017

UTICA, NY – Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has acquired forward Emerson Clark. Clark, 24, has skated in 10 games this season with the Chicago Wolves registering four points (2-2-4) and seven…

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Mar. 06, 2017

Wacey Hamilton is rapidly approaching his 150th game in a Utica Comets jersey. Over the past three seasons skating in the Mohawk Valley, the one constant for Hamilton – teammate Carter Bancks. The friendship and partnership forged by the duo in…

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Mar. 05, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets won on Sunday afternoon against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers by a score of 2-1 to complete a weekend sweep at the Utica Memorial Auditoruim. Carter Bancks began the scoring with his eighth of the year 11:41 into the…

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Mar. 05, 2017

UTICA COMETS (25-23-9) vs. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS (35-18-3) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 04, 2017

Utica, NY – Thatcher Demko made 38 saves for his first professional shutout as the Utica Comets beat the Albany Devils by a score of 3-0.   The teams battled to a scoreless tie through the first 20 minutes. Demko turned aside 11 shots while…

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Mar. 04, 2017

UTICA COMETS (24-23-9) vs. ALBANY DEVILS (32-24-2) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 03, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets exploded for an early lead to beat the Binghamton Senators by a score of 5-2 on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Comets struck early with three goals in a matter of 1:54. Prior to the goal spurt, Curtis…

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Mar. 03, 2017

UTICA COMETS (23-23-9) vs. BINGHAMTON SENATORS (23-30-3) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Mar. 02, 2017

Just like his Comets players today, coach Travis Green's professional roots begins in the AHL. As the American Hockey League kicked off its 55th season, Green was making the jump from juniors, to the pros. In many ways, it was a whole different world…

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Mar. 01, 2017

BRENDAN GAUNCE AND RICHARD BACHMAN REASSIGNED & RECALLED Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forwards Alexandre Grenier, Borna Rendulic, Joseph LaBate and defenseman Evan McEneny…

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Feb. 28, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Jordan Subban to the Utica Comets. Subban, 21, has appeared in 46 games with Utica this season where he currently leads defensemen in goals…

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Feb. 28, 2017

UTICA, NY – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Michael Garteig from the Alaska Aces to the Utica Comets. Garteig, 25, has dressed in 22 games with the Aces this season, posting a record of 11-6-2 along…

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Feb. 28, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Richard Bachman and forward Borna Rendulic from the Utica Comets. Bachman, 29, has appeared in 26 games with the Comets this season,…

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Feb. 27, 2017

Utica, NY - Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has released defenseman Alex Wall from his professional tryout contract. Wall, 26, has dressed in 49 games in the ECHL this season with the Adirondack Thunder…

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Feb. 27, 2017

Andy Zilch wears many hats for the Utica Comets. Initially replacing Brendan Burke as the team's radio voice and travel director, Zilch was welcomed aboard last August.  A closer look inside the St. Louis native's evolving job description…

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Feb. 26, 2017

Those of us who remember our coaches from days of youth sports will picture names, maybe faces, and whether he/she was a good coach or not. For Comets President Robert Esche, memories of coaches from years past were, for the most part, nothing but memories.…

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Feb. 25, 2017

Binghamton, NY – The Utica Comets scored three unanswered goals to complete a comeback against the Binghamton Senators on Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Ryan Flanagan scored the first period’s lone goal…

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Feb. 25, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Joseph LaBate and defenseman Jordan Subban from the Utica Comets. In a separate transaction, Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher…

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Feb. 25, 2017

UTICA COMETS (22-23-9) vs. BINGHAMTON SENATORS (23-28-3) Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Feb. 24, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 2-1 on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Jordan Subban drew first blood at the 10:25 mark of the first period with a blistering wrist shot. Subban’s…

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Feb. 24, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Alexandre Grenier and defenseman Evan McEneny from the Utica Comets. Grenier, 25, has appeared in 51 games for Utica this season where he currently…

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Feb. 24, 2017

UTICA COMETS (21-23-9) vs. WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS (37-14-3) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter |…

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Feb. 23, 2017

Colby and Colleen Robak just celebrated a Valentine's Day to remember, by becoming parents for the very first time. After last Wednesday's Comets' game at The AUD with the Toronto Marlies, Colby Robak appeared relaxed. Skating throughout…

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Feb. 22, 2017

Buffalo, NY – The Utica Comets lost in overtime to the Rochester Americans by a score of 3-2 on Wednesday night at the KeyBank Center. The Comets struck first with a deflection from Cody Kunyk at 14:38 of the first period. Jake Virtanen moved the…

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Feb. 22, 2017

UTICA COMETS (21-23-8) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (21-29-2) KeyBank Center, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Feb. 20, 2017

Albany, NY – The Utica Comets struck twice in the third period to secure a 3-2 win against the Albany Devils on Monday afternoon at the Time Union Center. The Comets were able to outshoot the Devils by a margin of 14-8 during the first frame. However,…

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Feb. 20, 2017

UTICA COMETS (20-23-8) vs. ALBANY DEVILS (30-22-2) Times Union Center, 1:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Feb. 19, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets suffered a 7-4 defeat to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Sunday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Jordan Subban struck first for the Comets, burying a wrister past goaltender Alex Lyon. Borna Rendulic and Michael Carcone…

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Feb. 17, 2017

UTICA COMETS (20-22-8) vs. LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (33-16-2) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Feb. 17, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Utica Comets fell to the Springfield Thunderbirds by a score of 5-2 on Friday night at the MassMutual Center. The Thunderbirds jumped out to an early lead with a goal from Mackenzie Weegar 5:30 into the game. The defenseman scored…

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Feb. 16, 2017

UTICA COMETS (20-21-8) vs. SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS (17-23-9) MassMutual Center, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Feb. 16, 2017

Utica, NY - The Utica Comets, in partnership with the Boilermaker Road Race and the Save of the Day Foundation, are proud to announce the first ever Sneaks ‘N Skates Sports Equipment Drive. The drive will take place during the Comets’ upcoming…

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Feb. 15, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 5-2 on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. It was the first home win for the Comets since January 11. Andreas Johnsson gave the Marlies a 1-0 lead with three…

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Feb. 15, 2017

UTICA COMETS (19-21-8) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (24-21-4) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Feb. 14, 2017

The Utica Jr. Comets Mite Red team coached by Adam Kernan and Kris Smith went 4-0 in route to win the championship at the Cortland Fire on Ice Tournament this past weekend. The Jr. Comets team showed a tremendous amount of effort and teamwork throughout…

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Feb. 13, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Brendan Gaunce from the Utica Comets. Gaunce, 22, has played four games with the Comets this season and recorded three points (2-1-3) and…

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Feb. 12, 2017

When it comes to the team's physical well-being, the Utica Comets have that covered. Prepared to address virtually any potential injury, the players have an army of health care professionals at their ready – primary care, orthopedic, dental…

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Feb. 12, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets fell to the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 3-2 on a snowy Sunday evening at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Crunch struck first as Adam Erne buried a rebound for his 11th goal of the year. Mathieu Brodeur and Slater…

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Feb. 12, 2017

UTICA COMETS (19-20-8) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (24-15-9) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 5:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Feb. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA– The Utica Comets tallied two goals within the first 1:28 and were able to protect the lead for a 2-1 victory against the Springfield Thunderbirds on Saturday night at the MassMutual Center. Brendan Gaunce tallied the first goal…

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Feb. 11, 2017

UTICA COMETS (18-20-8) vs. SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS (17-21-9) MassMutual Center, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Feb. 10, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets fell to the Toronto Marlies by a score of 6-4 on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Brendan Gaunce opened the scoring just 1:32 into the first period. Jordan Subban and Colby Robak picked up the assists…

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Feb. 10, 2017

UTICA COMETS (18-19-8) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (22-21-3) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Feb. 08, 2017

Comets' defenseman Tom Nilsson is searching for healthy consistency. Over the past four seasons, Nilsson's hockey career has played musical chairs. Utica could be where he sits down, at least for the foreseeable future. As the All-Star break…

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Feb. 07, 2017

Toronto, ON – The Utica Comets fell for the fourth consecutive time this season in Toronto against the Marlies on Tuesday night by a 4-2 score at the Ricoh Coliseum. Darren Archibald opened the scoring at 12:31 with a power play goal after…

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Feb. 07, 2017

UTICA COMETS (18-18-8) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (21-21-3) Ricoh Coliseum, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Feb. 05, 2017

Saturday, January 28 was a first for the Utica Comets, as the team held the first ever Save of the Day Night, presented by New York State Tool. From the moment the black and neon green jerseys arrived in Utica, Comets President Robert Esche…

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Feb. 05, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forward Brendan Gaunce to the Utica Comets. Gaunce, 22, has appeared in 47 games with Vancouver this season recording five assists…

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Feb. 03, 2017

Hartford, CT – The Utica Comets fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack by a 4-3 score on Friday night at the XL Center. Borna Rendulic opened the game’s scoring at 3:33 with a wrist shot past Hartford goaltender Brandon Halverson. His fourth of the…

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Feb. 02, 2017

UTICA COMETS (18-17-8) vs. HARTFORD WOLF PACK (16-24-5) XL CENTER, 7:15 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Feb. 02, 2017

Alexandre Grenier was busy last weekend. While his Comets teammates began dispersing from The AUD last Saturday evening, with several days of "time off" planned, Grenier had his itinerary pre-planned. "It's always an honor. As a kid,…

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Feb. 01, 2017

The Utica Comets are excited to announce that dates have been set for the third Pro Combine. This year’s Combine will have a different schedule than past years, as the combine will be held from March 27 through April 22. Another stellar coaching…

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Jan. 30, 2017

This January, like every other, brings a break in American Hockey League business. It's All-Star Classic Weekend.  At this year's host city Allentown, Pennsylvania, by no coincidence there's a connection with the Utica Comets beyond…

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Jan. 29, 2017

This weekend the AHL's "Best of the Best" are on display at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. Successfully staging events as the All-Star Classic, including a skills competition, game and hall of fame inductions, are both labor intense and…

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Jan. 28, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets suffered a 4-3 shootout loss to the Syracuse Crunch Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Joel Vermin struck first to give the Crunch an early lead just 1:49 into the game. The shorthanded goal was Vermin’s…

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Jan. 28, 2017

UTICA COMETS (18-17-7) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (21-12-9) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 27, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets suffered a 3-2 defeat against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Josh Archibald opened the scoring 12 minutes into the game. Kevin Porter and Cameron Gaunce were credited…

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Jan. 27, 2017

Utica, NY - The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the club has reassigned forward Yan-Pavel Laplante from the Utica Comets to the Alaska Aces. Laplante, 21, skated in 13 games with the Utica Comets this year totaling one assist and nine…

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Jan. 26, 2017

UTICA COMETS (18-16-7) vs. WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS (31-9-3) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 26, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Jordan Subban to the AHL Utica Comets. Subban, 21, has appeared in 34 games with Utica this season where he currently leads defensemen…

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Jan. 26, 2017

The Utica Comets have had nine successful theme nights in their three plus years of existence. From Pink the Rink to Military to St. Patrick’s Day, the jerseys have always wowed the crowd and successfully generated revenue for the Save of the Day…

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Jan. 25, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets fell in overtime by a 2-1 score to the Springfield Thunderbirds on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. A great deal of the first period was played scoreless. The Comets were awarded two power play opportunities…

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Jan. 24, 2017

UTICA COMETS (18-16-6) vs. SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS (15-17-8) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 23, 2017

New York State Tool presents Save of the Day Night to benefit the Thea Bowman House on January 28 against the Syracuse Crunch. The Comets will be wearing specialty jerseys for the game that will be divided into two elements, an in-game jersey raffle…

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Jan. 23, 2017

Utica, NY - The American Hockey League announced today that Comets goaltender Richard Bachman has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 22, 2017. Bachman had a perfect record in three starts last week, allowing three…

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Jan. 23, 2017

Sellout streak hits 77 games dating back to April 10, 2015 Utica, NY - The Utica Comets continue the growing streak of sellout games into this weekend. This brings the running total to 77 games as of the January 28 game versus the Syracuse Crunch. In…

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Jan. 22, 2017

Evan McEneny, 22, has played a lot of hockey. Four full seasons in juniors, riding the buses last year with the ECHL's Kalamazoo Wings, sprinkle in three games with the Comets prior to this fall, and McEneny is ready for the AHL jump. As the all-star…

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Jan. 21, 2017

Syracuse, NY – Richard Bachman made 20 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th of his career to help the Comets to a 4-0 win over the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night at the War Memorial. The teams skated to a scoreless first two periods…

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Jan. 21, 2017

UTICA COMETS (17-16-6) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (20-11-8) War Memorial Arena, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Jan. 19, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Jordan Subban from the Utica Comets and reassigned defenseman Andrey Pedan to Utica. Subban, 21, has appeared in 34 games with Utica this…

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Jan. 19, 2017

Utica, NY – The American Hockey League announced today several roster changes for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to be held January 29-30 at PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Utica…

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Jan. 19, 2017

The AHL is throwing a party later this month in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Utica Comets' defenseman Jordan Subban scored an invitation. It's easy to see how Subban has evolved as a player. Now in his second season with the Comets, the Toronto…

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Jan. 18, 2017

St. John’s, NL - The Utica Comets won a season-high fifth straight game to improve over .500 for the first time this year with a 3-1 victory against the St. John’s IceCaps at the Mile One Centre. The teams skated to a scoreless first period…

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Jan. 18, 2017

UTICA COMETS (16-16-6) vs. ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS (19-15-5) Mile One Centre, 6:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 17, 2017

St. John’s, NL - The Utica Comets defeated the St. John’s IceCaps on Tuesday night by a score of 5-2 at the Mile One Centre. The Comets struck first with a goal at 2:20 from Pascal Pelletier. The forward went for a poke check and the puck…

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Jan. 17, 2017

UTICA COMETS (15-16-6) vs. ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS (19-14-5) Mile One Centre, 6:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 15, 2017

One year ago, Comets' defenseman David Shields was still learning his way around the Utica area. Picked out of the ECHL in December 2015, the Rochester, NY resident couldn't be happier where his hockey career continues.  Shields' journey…

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Jan. 14, 2017

Bridgeport, CT - The Utica Comets scored three third period goals to defeat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers by a 3-1 score on Saturday night at the Webster Bank Arena. The teams skated to a scoreless first period that setup a goaltender battle between Richard…

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Jan. 14, 2017

UTICA COMETS (14-16-6) vs. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS (18-14-2) Webster Bank Arena, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 13, 2017

Providence, RI – The Utica Comets fought from behind to beat the Providence Bruins by a score of 2-1 in regulation on Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The Bruins jumped out to an early lead with a shorthanded tally from Sean Kuraly…

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Jan. 13, 2017

UTICA COMETS (13-16-6) vs. PROVIDENCE BRUINS (21-8-7) Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 12, 2017

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has released defenseman Alex Wall from his professional tryout contract.   Wall, 26, skated in last night’s 2-1 overtime victory over the…

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Jan. 11, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets won a 2-1 overtime thriller over the Syracuse Crunch in game five of the Galaxy Cup Series on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. It was a battle of the goaltenders in the first period as both Thatcher…

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Jan. 11, 2017

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed defenseman Alex Wall to a professional tryout contract.   Wall, 26, has dressed in 29 games this season with the Adirondack Thunder…

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Jan. 11, 2017

UTICA COMETS (12-16-6) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (18-9-6) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Jan. 10, 2017

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Andrey Pedan from the Utica Comets. Pedan, 23, has appeared in 22 games with Utica this season recording two goals, one assist (2-1-3) and…

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Jan. 09, 2017

There's nothing random about the designs decorating rookie Thatcher Demko or Richard Bachman's newest masks. Players for the Utica Comets, like all professional and amateur hockey skaters, are easily identifiable by the numbers on their jerseys.…

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Jan. 08, 2017

Allentown, PA – The Utica Comets concluded the three-game weekend with a 4-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at the PPL Center on Sunday night. The teams battled through a scoreless first period in an early duel between netminders Richard Bachman…

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Jan. 08, 2017

UTICA COMETS (12-15-6) vs. LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (22-9-2) PPL CENTER, 5:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Jan. 07, 2017

Hershey, PA – The Utica Comets defeated the Hershey Bears for the first time in team history with a 3-2 overtime win at the Giant Center on Saturday night. The Bears struck first with a rebound goal from Paul Carey at 5:49. Stanislav Galiev created…

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Jan. 07, 2017

UTICA COMETS (11-15-6) vs. HERSHEY BEARS (18-8-7) Giant Center, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s Game: The…

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Jan. 06, 2017

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets snapped the nine-game winless skid on Friday night, defeating the Albany Devils 4-2 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Colby Robak got the Comets on the board six minutes into the game on a drive from the point. Alexandre…

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Jan. 06, 2017

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has recalled forward Marco Roy from the Alaska Aces. Roy, 22, has dressed in 12 games with the Utica Comets this season posting one goal, three assists…

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Jan. 06, 2017

UTICA COMETS (10-15-6) vs. ALBANY DEVILS (20-13-1) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU Tonight’s…

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Jan. 05, 2017

Utica, NY - The American Hockey League announced today the playing rosters for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to be held January 29-30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Each of the…

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Jan. 05, 2017

The Utica Memorial Auditorium is fortunate to have several key tenants who help make the building a hub for the local community. The Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, Utica College Men’s and Women’s Division III hockey teams, as…

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Jan. 04, 2017

For Utica Comets' Cole Cassels, availability is his most important talent. Minutes after a mid-week home game with conference rival Providence Bruins, Cassels emerges from the Comets' dressing room slowly. The bag of ice strapped around one of…

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Jan. 04, 2017

  UTICA, N.Y. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Michael Garteig from the Utica Comets to the Alaska Aces. In a separate transaction, the Comets have loaned forward Marco Roy to the Aces. Garteig,…

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Jan. 03, 2017

The Jr. Comets organization strives to deliver unique experiences for its young members. These experiences include utilizing the AHL Comets facilities at the AUD as well as being paired with an AHL player to mentor the youth players. Another one-of-a-kind…

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Jan. 02, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Andrey Pedan to the Utica Comets.  Pedan, 23, has appeared in 19 games with Utica this season recording two goals, one assist…

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Jan. 01, 2017

During the Comets' inaugural season, Pascal Pelletier was the team's go-to scoring threat. Now, after skating two seasons in the Russian-based KHL for three organizations in as many countries, the centerman has returned to Utica. Bringing veteran…

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Dec. 31, 2016

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets dropped a 6-3 decision to the Rochester Americans on Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. For the third consecutive game, the Comets struck first. Alexandre Grenier put home a loose puck on the power play…

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Dec. 31, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-14-5) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (13-18-1) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 5:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live (Radio) 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Dec. 30, 2016

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets suffered a 2-1 setback in overtime against the St. John’s IceCaps on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Identical to Wednesday night, the Comets struck first blood. Wacey Hamilton netted his second…

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Dec. 29, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-14-5) vs. ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS (16-12-3) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Dec. 29, 2016

You can often find the AHL’s Utica Comets volunteering their time by giving back to the community. The players take part in a wide range of community events, such as reading to children, food drives and much more. Several weeks ago, the players…

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Dec. 28, 2016

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. John’s IceCaps on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Curtis Valk got the Comets on the board just three minutes into the game on a two-on-one rush. The forward…

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Dec. 27, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-14-4) vs. ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS (15-12-3) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Dec. 27, 2016

In life and hockey, Comets' defenseman John Negrin is a man that appreciates routine. Now in his fourth season in Utica, once arriving in the Mohawk Valley for seven months of scheduled ice time, with playoff options for up to an additional two months…

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Dec. 26, 2016

Utica, NY – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the club has reassigned forward Yan-Pavel Laplante from the Alaska Aces to the Utica Comets. Laplante, 21, skated in five games with the Aces posting one assist and four penalty minutes. In…

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Dec. 23, 2016

During your holiday travels this season, you may have seen some members of the Utica Comets hockey club giving back to the community that shows everlasting support to the team. In November, as you passed the Comets Kiosk in the Sangertown Square Mall,…

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Dec. 22, 2016

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Anton Rodin from a conditioning stint with the Utica Comets. Rodin, 26, appeared in three games for the Comets, registering one assist…

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Dec. 21, 2016

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets fell to the Providence Bruins by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Bruins struck early as Matt Grzelcyk’s netted his second goal of the year. The defenseman’s shot from…

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Dec. 21, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-13-3-1) vs. PROVIDENCE BRUINS (14-7-4-3) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Dec. 20, 2016

In today’s game, video is used extensively in the higher levels of hockey to help teach all different facets of the game from different perspectives. Video can be broken down for many different reasons; from individual player shifts to teaching…

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Dec. 20, 2016

It took more than practice for Comets' forward Borna Rendulic to reach Utica. As the 24-year-old Croatian skates off AUD ice, after a 60 minute morning practice, sweat beads multiply rapidly; from hairline to chin.  Showing no signs of exhaustion…

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Dec. 18, 2016

  A newlywed, with a new team, in a new hockey year, so much about Comets' winger Cody Kunyk is filled with high expectations.  Fresh off a season skating in Europe, Kunyk continues to familiarize himself with teammates and Utica. With…

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Dec. 17, 2016

Binghamton, NY – After leading 3-0 late in the second period, the Utica Comets lost in overtime by a score of 4-3 to the Binghamton Senators on Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. The Comets didn’t post their first…

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Dec. 17, 2016

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Andrey Pedan from the Utica Comets. Pedan, 23, has appeared in 19 games with Utica this season recording two goals, one assist…

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Dec. 17, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-13-2-1) vs. BINGHAMTON SENATORS (8-15-2-1) Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter |…

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Dec. 16, 2016

Utica, NY – The Utica Comets dropped a 3-0 decision to the St. John’s Ice Caps on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. A scoreless first period saw the Comets and IceCaps trade scoring chances but both Thatcher Demko and Charlie…

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Dec. 16, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-12-1-0) vs. St. John's IceCaps (13-12-2-0) The Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK: Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter |…

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Dec. 15, 2016

The Utica Jr. Comets youth hockey organization takes a unique approach at developing young hockey players. The organization dedicates specific ice time for all goalies that play for the Utica Jr. Comets. With the help from two AHL goaltenders, a one-hour…

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Dec. 14, 2016

Utica, NY - The Utica Comets dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to the Albany Devils on Wednesday night. The two teams played evenly through the first 10 minutes. Albany struck first with just under eight minutes to go as some clever passing found…

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Dec. 14, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-12-1-1) vs. ALBANY DEVILS (13-11-0-1) Utica Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Dec. 13, 2016

Utica, NY - The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the club has re-assigned forward Yan-Pavel Laplante from the Utica Comets to the Alaska Aces. Laplante, 21, skated in 11 games with the Utica Comets this year totaling two penalty minutes. During…

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Dec. 13, 2016

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-assigned goaltender Thatcher Demko to the Utica Comets. In a separate transaction, Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced…

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Dec. 11, 2016

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has assigned Anton Rodin on a conditioning loan and reassigned Joseph Labate and Andrey Pedan to the Utica Comets. Rodin, 26, played 33 games for Brynas of…

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Dec. 10, 2016

Meet Toby Blosser - Husband, dad, and Utica Comets' athletic trainer. Experiencing his first year in professional hockey, as a staff of one, Blosser is charged with contributing to and coordinating health plans of each player donning a Comets'…

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Dec. 10, 2016

Syracuse, NY – The Utica Comets lost in the team’s first shootout of the season by a score of 4-3 to the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night. The Comets began the scoring on the power play at 7:45 of the first frame. Pascal Pelletier scored…

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Dec. 10, 2016

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Thatcher Demko from the Utica Comets. In a separate transaction, Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced…

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Dec. 10, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-12-1-0) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (14-6-0-2) Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #WePlayForU…

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Dec. 09, 2016

Binghamton, NY – The Utica Comets lost by a score of 4-3 in regulation against the Binghamton Senators on Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veteran Memorial Arena. The Comets struck first with a tally from Curtis Valk at 5:26. Darren Archibald…

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Dec. 09, 2016

UTICA COMETS (10-11-1-0) vs. BINGHAMTON SENATORS (6-14-1-1) Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, 7:05 p.m. Watch Live: AHL Live | Listen Live: Radio: 94.9 K-ROCK, Desktop or Mobile Follow and Interact Live: Twitter |…

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Dec. 08, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Andrey Pedan from the Utica Comets. Pedan, 23, has appeared in 18 games with Utica this season recording two goals, one assist (2-1-3) and 30 penalty…

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Dec. 07, 2016

Utica, NY - The Utica Comets defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 3-2 on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Just 1:28 into the game, Brendan Leipsic converted on a shorthanded goal to give the Marlies an early lead. His eighth of…

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Dec. 07, 2016

GAMEDAY: Comets vs. Marlies (7 p.m.)

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Dec. 06, 2016

At the conclusion of last season, the Jr. Comets organization reflected on the year and asked parents for their opinion on what they enjoyed. A unanimous response from the parents was the positive effect of the mentorship program on their child. In addition,…

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Dec. 04, 2016

So, have you heard the one about the kid who grew up in Montreal, was drafted by Edmonton, and now skates for Vancouver's top minor league affiliate in Utica? Now you have. Meet Marc-Olivier Roy. Canada, hockey, and dreaming of an NHL call sums up…

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Dec. 03, 2016

FINAL: Comets 3 vs. Devils 1

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Dec. 02, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 @ Devils 1

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Nov. 30, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs. Amerks 2

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Nov. 29, 2016

The Utica Jr. Comets Mite team coached by Vincent Nucci and Dan McCraith had a successful weekend as they claimed the Championship in the Valley Youth Hockey Turkey Tournament 2016. The Jr. Comets Red 2 Team played in the Mite B Division and competed…

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Nov. 29, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Alex Biega from his conditioning assignment with the AHL Utica Comets. Alex Grenier has been reassigned to Utica. Biega, 28, has appeared in one game…

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Nov. 28, 2016

Playing professional hockey has its perks, no question about it. Public notoriety, salaries far beyond the average hourly workers dreams, and personal comfort that few fans could relate to. But, with all that is dangled before them, there are sacrifices…

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Nov. 27, 2016

Darren Archibald is perhaps the most familiar face in Utica Comets history. Physical, productive, and popular on and off the ice, "Archi" this season has found scoring success with linemate Curtis Valk.  The Comets' four-year letterman…

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Nov. 26, 2016

FINAL: Comets 4 vs. Marlies 1

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Nov. 25, 2016

Pink the Rink night, a tradition all Utica Comets fans are familiar with, is changing things up a little bit for 2016. While players will still wear the ever-popular Breast Cancer Awareness theme night jerseys on Saturday, December 3rd, for the first…

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Nov. 25, 2016

Fans encouraged to "Pink Out" The AUD.

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Nov. 25, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Alexandre Grenier from the AHL Utica Comets. Grenier, 25, has appeared in 16 games for Utica this season where he currently leads the team in points (14),…

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Nov. 25, 2016

FINAL: Comets 5 @ Amerks 2

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Nov. 23, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 vs. Crunch 1

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Nov. 23, 2016

Playing for the Utica Jr. Comets Elite has many advantages when it comes to on-ice player development. Each team works on power skating once a week under the tutelage of Utica College’s Men’s Hockey coach Gary Heenan. Along with power skating,…

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Nov. 22, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Michael Garteig from the ECHL Alaska Aces. Garteig, 25, has appeared in eight games with the Aces this season, posting a record of 7-1-0 along with a…

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Nov. 21, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Joseph LaBate from the AHL Utica Comets. LaBate, 23, has appeared in 12 games for the Comets this season registering six points (2-4-6) along with a team-high…

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Nov. 21, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed forward Pascal Pelletier to a professional tryout contract (PTO). Pelletier, 33, set the Comets single season records that still stand today for goals (22),…

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Nov. 19, 2016

GAMEDAY: Comets 2 vs. Amerks 1

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Nov. 18, 2016

The Utica Comets and StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced a multi-year partnership making StubHub the official secondary ticket marketplace for all Comets games. The partnership includes ticketing integration to benefit…

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Nov. 18, 2016

FINAL: Comets 5 vs. Thunderbirds 4 (OT)

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Nov. 16, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-assigned forward Jake Virtanen to the AHL Utica Comets. Virtanen, 20, has appeared in 10 games with the Canucks (0-1-1) and in two games with the Comets this season. In…

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Nov. 16, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed forward Luke Pither to a professional tryout contract (PTO). Pither, 27, has collected 10 points in 11 games this season with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.…

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Nov. 16, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 vs. Bears 4

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Nov. 15, 2016

Youth sports take a large commitment from not only the kids participating but also from their parents. When the Utica Comets came to town, hockey fans in the area experienced a revival as American Hockey League action returned to the area for the first…

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Nov. 13, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Jake Virtanen from the AHL Utica Comets. Virtanen, 20, has appeared in 10 games with the Canucks (0-1-1) and in two games with the Comets this season. In…

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Nov. 13, 2016

15 games into the NHL season, and the Vancouver Canucks dispatched Jake Virtanen to Utica for a two-game stint. Two years ago, as the sixth overall pick in the NHL draft, Virtanen was seen as a vital part to the organization's future. Q:  Last…

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Nov. 12, 2016

FINAL: Comets 3 vs. Wolf Pack 2 (OT)

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Nov. 11, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs. Phantoms 4

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Nov. 10, 2016

The Save of the Day Foundation, the Comets and the Vancouver Canucks, decided to get a jump on this hockey season’s charitable givings. The decision was made that ticket sales and 50/50 proceeds from the preseason game played on Nov. 9 against…

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Nov. 09, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has assigned forward Jake Virtanen to the AHL Utica Comets. Virtanen, 20, has appeared in 10 games with the Canucks this season registering an assist (0-1-1) along with two penalty…

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Nov. 08, 2016

In it’s inaugural season as Tier 1 competitors, the Utica Comets Jr. Elite 2004 and 2006 teams are off to an impressive start. For the first time ever, the two Jr. Comets Elite teams will be competing under the title of Tier 1. Both teams began…

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Nov. 07, 2016

Yesterday afternoon at the Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford, Richard Bachman and the Comets celebrated the Grand Opening of the first-ever Comets Mall Kiosk. Fans were encouraged to stop by and meet one of their starting goaltenders while browsing…

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Nov. 07, 2016

The Utica Comets will honor the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country with Military Appreciation Night at the club’s game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, Nov. 11. The Comets will don the stars and stripes…

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Nov. 06, 2016

You should know upfront that for Michael Chaput, success and scoring in hockey has always been in fashion. After his first nine games with Utica Comets, Chaput is tied for second in the American Hockey League for total points (13), and tied for the lead…

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Nov. 05, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 @ Crunch 2

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Nov. 04, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defencemen Troy Stecher from the AHL Utica Comets. Stecher, 22, has appeared in three games with the Canucks (0-0-0, 2 PIM) and in four games with the Comets (0-1-1,…

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Nov. 03, 2016

When it comes to first year Comets players this season, Comets' defenseman Chad Billins has the experience others lean towards. Leadership doesn't show up in box scores, but in hockey, coaches and teammates know the value of who to go to for…

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Nov. 02, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-assigned defencemen Troy Stecher and Tom Nilsson to the AHL Utica Comets. Stecher, 22, has appeared in three games with the Canucks (0-0-0, 2 PIM) and in four games with…

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Nov. 02, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed defenseman Colby Robak to an AHL standard player contract (SPC). Robak, 26, started the season with the Stockton Heat and recorded five points (0-5-5), six…

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Nov. 02, 2016

FINAL: Comets 3 @ IceCaps 6

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Nov. 01, 2016

FINAL: Comets 3 @ IceCaps 4 (OT)

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Oct. 31, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed forward Allan McPherson and defenseman Justin Baker to professional tryout contracts (PTO). In addition, Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced…

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Oct. 30, 2016

Last July, in the midst of a youth movement, the Vancouver Canucks signed undrafted free agent Michael Carcone. The first stop in the 20 yearold winger's professional career - the Utica Comets.  Coming off a 47-goal scoring season in the QMJHL,…

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Oct. 29, 2016

FINAL: Comets 4 @ Hartford 3

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Oct. 28, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 vs. Bruins 4

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Oct. 27, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Mike Zalewski from the AHL Utica Comets. Zalewski, 24, has appeared in five games with Utica this season where he has registered an assist (0-1-1) along…

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Oct. 26, 2016

DeSimone has posted 65 points (28-37-65) in 148 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Albany Devils, and the Phantoms.

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Oct. 26, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs. Senators 2

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Oct. 25, 2016

Utica Comets Weekly Notebook October 25, 2016 – Volume 4, No. 2 Last Week in Review:  The Utica Comets laid claim to their first win of the season with a 5-4 victory over the Syracuse Crunch on Friday, before the club dropped a 3-2 decision…

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Oct. 25, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has recalled forward Cody Kunyk from the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. In two games with the Aces this season, Kunyk has collected two assists and a +1 rating. The 26-year…

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Oct. 24, 2016

The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions: Utica Comets forward Joseph LaBate has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of an opponent, assessed in a game at…

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Oct. 24, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Jayson Megna and defenceman Troy Stecher from the AHL Utica Comets. Megna, 26, has appeared in four games with Utica this season where he currently ranks…

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Oct. 24, 2016

The Utica Comets announced 10 things fans need to know for Wednesday’s home opener against the Binghamton Senators. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders, and 6 p.m. for the general public. 10 THINGS FANS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO AT…

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Oct. 23, 2016

Although he's still setting up his apartment in the Utica area, Jayson Megna is anxious to pack his bags for Vancouver. Having spent time in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers, Megna knows the taste of what…

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Oct. 22, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 @ Devils 3

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Oct. 21, 2016

FINAL: Comets 5 @ Crunch 4

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Oct. 20, 2016

Sold out streak hits 57 games.

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Oct. 20, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has reassigned forward Cody Kunyk to the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. Kunyk, 26, finished the 2015-16 season second on his team in goals (13) and points (29) with the Gentofte…

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Oct. 19, 2016

Vancouver Canucks' goaltending consultant Rollie Melanson knows his way around The AUD. Two days prior to the Utica Comets beginning their fourth AHL season, in Toronto, Melanson is finishing up his latest visit to the Mohawk Valley. It's 10:30…

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Oct. 17, 2016

Utica Comets Weekly Notebook October 17, 2016 – Volume 4, No. 1 Last Week in Review:  For the third time in the team’s four-year existence, the Utica Comets dropped the first two games of the season. Both losses came at the hands of…

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Oct. 16, 2016

New this season, every Sunday we'll have a Q&A with a member of the Comets. First up, defenseman Troy Stecher. Troy Stecher knows the flavor of winning hockey. Last spring in Tampa, Stecher and his University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks teammates…

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Oct. 16, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 @ Marlies 5

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Oct. 15, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 @ Marlies 5

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Oct. 14, 2016

Utica Comets head coach Travis Green announced today that veteran forward Carter Bancks has been named the fourth team captain in Comets history. “Leadership is important on any team and it has to come from within,” said Green. “Carter’s…

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Oct. 13, 2016

The Utica Comets have released their 2016-17 opening night roster in advance of Saturday’s season opening game against the Toronto Marlies in Toronto, O.N. Puck drop is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Ricoh Coliseum. The training camp roster consists…

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Oct. 12, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has reduced their preseason roster by one player. The moves bring the Comet’s current roster to 26 players. The following player has been reassigned to the Alaska…

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Oct. 11, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has reduced their preseason roster by one player. The moves bring the Comet’s current roster to 27 players. The following player has been released from his professional…

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Oct. 10, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has reduced their preseason roster by five players. The moves bring the Comet’s current roster to 28 players. The following players have been reassigned to the…

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Oct. 10, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by two players. The moves bring the club’s current roster to 27 players. The following player has cleared waivers and has been assigned…

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Oct. 09, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs. Crunch 2

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Oct. 08, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 @ Crunch 3

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Oct. 07, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by four players. The moves bring the club's current roster to 29 players.   The following players have cleared waivers and have…

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Oct. 07, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Danny Moynihan to an American Hockey League contract for the 2016-17 season. Moynihan, 20, posted 166 career points in 197 QMJHL games. He split…

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Oct. 06, 2016

The Utica Comets announced today that season ticket members for the 2016-17 season can pick-up their season tickets starting on Monday, Oct. 10 at the Labatt Blue ticket entrance. An exclusive season ticket member meet and greet with the Comets players…

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Oct. 05, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by five players. The moves bring the club's current roster to 33 players. The following player has been released from his PTO: James…

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Oct. 04, 2016

Utica Comets President, Robert Esche, and Galaxy Communications President and CEO, Ed Levine, announced today that this year’s Comets Fan Fest that will take place prior to the Comets vs Crunch pre-season game on Sunday Oct. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4…

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Oct. 03, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by one player. The moves bring the club’s current roster to 38 players. The following player has been assigned to the Utica Comets:…

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Oct. 02, 2016

 Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by three players. The moves bring the club's current roster to 39 players. The following players have been assigned to the Utica…

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Sep. 29, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by one player. The moves bring the club's current roster to 42 players. The following player has been assigned to the Utica Comets:…

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Sep. 29, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by two players. The moves bring the club’s current roster to 42 players. The following player has been assigned to the Utica Comets:…

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Sep. 29, 2016

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Utica Comets fans will be walking into a familiar setting to experience something quite unfamiliar. Although the 60 minutes of gameplay will be the hard-working Comets brand of hockey fans have come to know and expect; the extras…

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Sep. 29, 2016

Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that the Comets will wear their new alternate jerseys for eight select home games during the 2016-17 season. The dates the Comets will wear their third jerseys are: Oct. 26 vs. Binghamton Senators 7pm…

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Sep. 28, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by twelve players. The following players have been assigned/invited to Utica Comets Training Camp: Darren Archibald           …

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Sep. 28, 2016

The Utica Comets are proud to announce the final roster for the 2016-17 Sitrin Comettes dance team. The Comettes are an 11-member high-energy dance team that entertains fans at Comets home game. The Comettes are also be very active in the community by…

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Sep. 28, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by four players. The following players have been assigned to the Utica Comets: Carter Bancks – Left Wing Wacey Hamilton –…

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Sep. 21, 2016

Individual game tickets for the fourth season of Utica Comets hockey will go on sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 at The AUD box office and online. This will be the first chance for non-season ticket holders to purchase seats for all 38 home games, and the Oct.…

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Sep. 19, 2016

The Utica Comets are pleased to announce their promotional schedule for the 2016-17 season. Great giveaways, jersey auctions, and exciting theme nights highlight the fourth installment of Utica Comets hockey. The promo schedule features the return of…

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Sep. 16, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that 34 veterans will participate in the 2016 Training Camp. Players will report for physicals, medical exams and media availability at Rogers Arena on Thursday, September 22nd and take to the ice at the Meadow Park…

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Sep. 07, 2016

Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that all 2016-17 season ticket holders can attend the team’s preseasons contest against the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, free of charge. Season ticket holders…

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Aug. 29, 2016

For the first time in the team’s history, this upcoming season, the Utica Comets will have a new radio play-by-play voice other than Brendan Burke. Andy Zilch, coming over from the Springfield Falcons, has been tapped as Burke's replacement.…

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Aug. 23, 2016

Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that Andy Zilch has been named the play-by-play broadcaster for the team's fourth season in the American Hockey League. "We are extremely excited to have Andy on board as the voice of the Utica…

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Aug. 22, 2016

Return of popular theme nights, and two games in NHL arenas highlight Comets’ 2016-17 schedule.

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Aug. 16, 2016

When the puck drops this fall on the Utica Comets' fourth season, there will be a new face standing behind the bench for the first time. Jason King, a draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2001 and most recently Director of Hockey Operations for…

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Aug. 11, 2016

MSG Networks, the television home of the New York Islanders, today announced that Comets broadcaster, Brendan Burke, will be the Islander’s new play-by-play announcer. He replaces Howie Rose, who had been calling Islanders games since 1995. Burke…

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Aug. 03, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the Comets will play a home and home preseason series against the Syracuse Crunch. The Comets will host the second game of the series at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Sunday,…

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Aug. 02, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that Jason King has been named an Assistant Coach with the Utica Comets, Vancouver's AHL affiliate. King joins Head Coach Travis Green's staff alongside Assistant Coach Nolan Baumgartner…

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Aug. 01, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks 2014 second round draft pick, Thatcher Demko, is entering his first season of professional hockey with plenty of fanfare - to say the least. Comets Tales caught up with the 6'4" goaltender who is expected to start in Utica…

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Jul. 25, 2016

Earned WCHA’S Player of the Year Award in 2013-14.

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Jul. 20, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has re-signed defenseman John Negrin to an American Hockey League contract for the 2016-17 season. Negrin, 27, collected 11 points (1-10-11) in 58 games for the Comets…

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Jul. 19, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Andrey Pedan and forward Alexandre Grenier each to a one-year, two-way contract extension. Pedan, 23, appeared in 13 games for the Canucks in his debut…

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Jul. 18, 2016

Derek Hulak has the inside scoop on what it means to be a member of the Utica Comets. With personal ties aplenty, the third year pro jumped at the opportunity to play in Utica. After skating two full seasons for the Texas Stars, Hulak, 26, is bringing…

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Jul. 13, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Mike Zalewski and goaltender Richard Bachman each to a one-year, two-way contract extension. Zalewski, 23, appeared in 58 games for the AHL Utica Comets…

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Jul. 11, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed defenseman David Shields to an American Hockey League contract for the 2016-17 season. Shields, 25, joined the Comets midway through the 2015-16 season when…

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Jul. 07, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Derek Hulak to an American Hockey League contract for the 2016-17 season. Hulak was a member of the 2014 Texas Stars Calder Cup championship team…

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Jul. 06, 2016

The Calgary Flames announced today that former Utica Comets assistant coach Paul Jerrard will join Glen Gulutzan’s staff to work alongside existing coaches Martin Gelinas, Jamie Pringle and Jordan Sigalet. Jerrard heads to Calgary after serving…

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Jul. 06, 2016

Forward has collected 65 points (34-31-65) and 305 penalty minutes in 180 games with the Comets.

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Jul. 01, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forwards Michael Chaput and Borna Rendulic as well as defenseman Chad Billins each to a one-year, two-way contract. In addition, Benning also announced that the…

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Jun. 27, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks selected a total of six players in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft: defenceman Olli Juolevi fifth overall, right wing William Lockwood 64th overall, defenceman Cole Candella 140th overall, left wing Jakob Stukel 154th overall, centre Rodrigo…

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Jun. 24, 2016

The day has finally come, and for Canucks/Comets fans, it promises to be an exciting one. The 2016 NHL Draft kicks off tonight down the road at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. The first round of the draft takes place tonight, starting at 7 p.m.…

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Jun. 16, 2016

Vancouver Canucks President of Hockey Operations Trevor Linden announced today that the club has entered into an affiliation agreement with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. Under this arrangement, the Canucks will designate players within their development…

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Jun. 14, 2016

Roland Melanson continues with Canucks as Goaltending Coach, Player Development

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Jun. 06, 2016

Two months after skating in his last game as a Utica Comet, Greger Hanson is the only player to wear a Comets sweater this season that is still hard at work. He played the role of hero to boot. 17 seconds into overtime on Saturday, Hanson’s slap…

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Jun. 03, 2016

Line mates signed throguh 2018-19 season.

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May. 26, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenseman Tom Nilsson to a one-year two-way contract. Nilsson, 22, appeared in 37 regular season games with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League this past season,…

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May. 25, 2016

For Brendan and Cameron Gaunce, hockey is the family business. Their work addresses were 360 miles apart this past season, but the Gaunce boys are routinely as close as a phone call or text. Brendan, 21, just completed his second pro campaign for the…

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May. 19, 2016

Stay up-to-date on your favorite Comets player, and new players this season.

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May. 16, 2016

There are road trips, and then there are the 45-hours behind the wheel kind of drive that Carter Bancks recently completed. Bancks' nearly 3,000 miles trek home from Utica wasn't quite Griswold-esque, but it did have its moments where Clark,…

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May. 09, 2016

Available used items include gloves ($40), elbow pads ($60), helmets ($60), skates ($100) as well as game-used socks ($1) and sticks ($20).

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May. 09, 2016

Every game night the Comets hit the ice to a loud ovation from those already in the building. However, that can only happen only after Alex, Randy, Scott, and the rest of The AUD's ice crew have clocked in. To give you an inside look at The AUD's…

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May. 04, 2016

A look back at the best times the 2015-16 Comets season had to offer.

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Apr. 28, 2016

Game 5: Comets 6 vs. Devils 3

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Apr. 26, 2016

Game 3: Comets 2 vs. Devils 1 (OT)

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Apr. 25, 2016

The success of the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets sparked an immediate exponential rise in local youth hockey. Programs in the area have directly reaped the benefits, and involvement sits at an all-time high. 

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Apr. 25, 2016

Fans attending Game 4 of the Comets’ Eastern Conference Semifinals with the Albany Devils are encouraged to arrive well before the 7p.m. puck drop to take part in the pregame festivities. Fans are also urged to be seated by 6:45p.m. in order to…

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Apr. 24, 2016

It was the Wednesday before playoffs, and although most players were heading to lunch and preparing for the upcoming games, John Negrin was heading to Boonville, NY to sing to his newest friend, Owen, with the KEYS program. In January 2005, Owen was…

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Apr. 23, 2016

Game 2 - FINAL: Comets 1 @ Devils 5

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Apr. 22, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 @ Albany 3

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Apr. 22, 2016

Central Hub for Everything Comets-Devils in Round 1.

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Apr. 22, 2016

For the second consecutive season the Utica Comets are one of 16 teams eligible to compete for the American Hockey League’s ultimate prize, the Calder Cup. The chase for the historic trophy fires up tomorrow night at the times Union Center in downtown…

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Apr. 20, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a three-year entry-level contract. Demko, 20, recently completed his junior season with Boston College, leading the Eagles to the Hockey…

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Apr. 20, 2016

It may be the end of the season for most teams and players, but oddly enough, Comets forward Kellen Jones is still getting used to something new. When you play hockey with anybody for 20 years, you are going to have chemistry. And when that teammate…

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Apr. 17, 2016

The series will begin Friday, Apr. 22 at Albany’s Times Union Center at 7p.m.

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Apr. 17, 2016

The Utica Comets announced their inaugural season awards in a ceremony prior to Sunday's game. Awards were handed out for those that honored both the Comets play on the ice as well as their involvement within the community. The Tom McVie Award for…

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Apr. 17, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 vs. Senators 4

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Apr. 16, 2016

FINAL: Comets 4 @ Crunch 3

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Apr. 15, 2016

FINAL: Comets 3 vs Crunch 1

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Apr. 14, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Tyler Currier to a professional tryout contract (PTO). In addition, Conacher announced that the club has released defenseman William Wrenn from his…

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Apr. 13, 2016

Once again, the Utica Comets are encouraging fans to wear WHITE for the duration of the Comets Calder Cup Playoffs run. With the playoffs just a week away, official white shirts with this year’s rallying cry “LOUDER THAN EVER”, will…

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Apr. 13, 2016

What a difference a day can make. Ronalds Kenins left The AUD's parking lot after he contributed an assist and a +1 rating in the Comets win over the Binghamton Senators on Thursday, April 6, surely the last thing on his mind was boarding a plane…

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Apr. 12, 2016

The Utica Comets will cap off another fantastic regular season with Fan Appreciation Weekend at the Utica Memorial Auditorium this weekend as a "thank you" to their fans for all the support they have given the team this season. In addition…

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Apr. 12, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned defenseman Andrey Pedan and forward Brendan Gaunce to the AHL Utica Comets. In addition, the Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced that…

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Apr. 12, 2016

After clinching the franchise’s second Calder Cup Playoffs appearance, Utica Comets President Robert Esche has announced ticket information for the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. Season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase their seats…

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Apr. 11, 2016

The Comets will honor Smith’s legacy prior to Friday’s game against the Syracuse Crunch.

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Apr. 10, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 @ IceCaps 7

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Apr. 10, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned Ronalds Kenins and Mike Zalewski to the AHL Utica Comets. Kenins, 25, has recorded 21 points (4-17-21) in 38 games with the Comets this season. He also appeared…

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Apr. 09, 2016

For the second consecutive season, the Utica Comets will be playing in the Calder Cup playoffs. The Comets secured their spot in the annual postseason tournament after they forced overtime and secured a point against the St. John’s IceCaps earlier…

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Apr. 09, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 @ IceCaps 3 (OT)

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Apr. 08, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has recalled Curtis Valk from the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Valk, 23, collected four points (1-3-4) and two penalty minutes in seven games for the Comets. Last season…

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Apr. 08, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Mike Zalewski from the AHL Utica Comets. Zalewski, 23, recorded 30 points (14-16-30) in 55 games with the Utica Comets this season, ranking tied for seventh…

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Apr. 07, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Ronalds Kenins from the AHL Utica Comets. Kenins, 25, has recorded 21 points (4-17-21) in 38 games with the Comets this season. He also appeared in six games…

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Apr. 06, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club have signed forward Michael Pereira to a professional tryout contract (PTO). Conacher also announced that the Comets have reassigned forward Curtis Valk to the Kalamazoo…

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Apr. 06, 2016

GAMEDAY: Comets vs Senators (7pm)

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Apr. 05, 2016

FINAL: Whitesboro 10 vs. New Hartford 7

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Apr. 04, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has released forward Greger Hanson from his professional tryout contract (PTO). With the Comets, Hanson did not record a point in 10 games. Earlier this season, Hanson…

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Apr. 03, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has released forward Michael Pereira from his professional tryout contract (PTO). Pereira, 24, scored once and added an assist in 14 games and picked up six penalty minutes…

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Apr. 03, 2016

FINAL: Comets 3 vs. Crunch 7

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Apr. 02, 2016

FINAL: Comets 4 @ Senators 1

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Apr. 01, 2016

FINAL: Comets 5 vs. Falcons 2

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Mar. 31, 2016

The Utica Comets are proud to announce that Carter Bancks has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Utica community during the 2015-16 season. In his second…

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Mar. 31, 2016

"It's fun moving," proclaimed T.J. Hensick. "At the same time, day by day, it's a new adventure."

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Mar. 29, 2016

FINAL: Comets 3 vs. Amerks 2

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Mar. 28, 2016

The Save of the Day Foundation have selected six non-profit organizations as the recipients of the 2016 grants in education, health and wellness, and fitness. Beginning with education, the Foundation will award $20,000 to the Utica Zoo to help them renovate…

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Mar. 28, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has released forward Evan Rankin from his professional tryout contracts (PTO). Rankin, 29, did not record a point in three games for the Comets. This season, Rankin…

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Mar. 26, 2016

GAMEDAY: Comets 5 @ Senators 1

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Mar. 25, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned right wing Alexandre Grenier to the AHL Utica Comets. Grenier, 24, has appeared in 57 games with Utica this season, where he has registered 37 points (13-24-37)…

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Mar. 25, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has recalled Curtis Valk from the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Valk, 23, appeared in one game for the Comets this year and did not record a point. Last season he also…

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Mar. 25, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs. Bears 2 (OT)

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Mar. 24, 2016

This is Austynn. A six-year-old with a gorgeous smile, a goofy personality, and a caring heart. She’s also a fighter, but not in the way you might think. When Austynn was two years old, she was diagnosed with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, which affects…

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Mar. 23, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs. Crunch 3

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Mar. 21, 2016

At the game on Friday, March 25, the Utica Comets will be giving fans the opportunity to own a piece of Comets history by holding an in-game silent auction of eight different jerseys that highlight a celebrated moment in time from the team’s first…

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Mar. 20, 2016

FINAL: Comets 2 vs. Senators 3 (SO)

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Mar. 19, 2016

Higgins had appeared in 22 games for the Comets this season, registering 13 points (9-4-13) including his first AHL hat trick on March 13th at Providence.

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Mar. 19, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs Devils 5

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Mar. 18, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 vs. IceCaps 2 (OT)

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Mar. 17, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Evan Rankin and defenseman William Wrenn to professional tryout contracts (PTO). In addition, Conacher announced that the Comets have signed center…

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Mar. 17, 2016

Former Comet forward recorded 20 points and 149 penalty minutes in 73 games with Utica.

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Mar. 15, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled centre Brendan Gaunce and defenceman Andrey Pedan from the AHL Utica Comets. Gaunce, 21, has appeared in 43 games for Utica this season, where he currently ranks…

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Mar. 15, 2016

To understand Cole Cassels' welcome to the Utica Comets, you have to take a look at where he's been. Six months in as a pro and Cassels gets it. “It” being why hockey fans in the Mohawk Valley are so passionate about hockey. "Before…

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Mar. 14, 2016

Team photos for all fans in attendance, too!

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Mar. 14, 2016

Comets second leading point-scorer returns for the playoff push.

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Mar. 13, 2016

GAMEDAY: Comets 5 @ Bruins 3

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Mar. 12, 2016

GAMEDAY: Comets 3 @ Devils 4

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Mar. 11, 2016

FINAL: Comets 1 @ Amerks 3

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Mar. 10, 2016

Comets forward Darren Archibald is known as a player who will do whatever it takes for the team. Score in your first game back at The AUD? Check. Deliver bone-crushing hits to opponents? Check. Bury three pucks into the back of the net of the best team…

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Mar. 09, 2016

"Bachman is Really King," screamed the Washington Post’s headline on Apr. 9, 1985, for Stephen P. Brown's ground breaking article that exposed legendary author Stephen King as the man writing behind the pseudonym Richard Bachman.…

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Mar. 09, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed forward Michael Pereira from his professional tryout contract (PTO). This is the second PTO the forward has signed with the club.

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Mar. 07, 2016

Comets land T.J. Hensick for push for playoffs.

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Mar. 06, 2016

FINAL: Comets 5 @ Marlies 4

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Mar. 05, 2016

The Utica Comets jumped out to a 2-0 lead and then held off the Springfield Falcons onslaught Saturday night to win 2-1 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The game came down to a matter of inches, as the Falcons had a goal waved off due to a high with…

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Mar. 04, 2016

So….who remembers the Howard Johnson Motel on Utica's North Genesee Street? Springfield Falcons' goaltending coach Corey Schwab can. Schwab, 45, played his last game as a Utica Devil in 1993, before the existence of the DVD. A Calder Cup…

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Mar. 04, 2016

The Utica Comets came out of the gates firing on all cylinders Friday night, striking twice in the first period, on their way to defeating the Toronto Marlies 4-0 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Joe Cannata stopped all 33 Marlies shots to send the…

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Mar. 03, 2016

The Utica Jr. Comets Elite are excited to announce Utica College Men’s Ice Hockey coach, Gary Heenan, has officially inked a new two-year agreement that solidifies him as the power skating and skill development coach exclusively with the Utica…

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Mar. 03, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Kellen Jones to a professional tryout contract (PTO). Earlier this season, Jones recorded three points (1-2-3) in 12 games for the Bakersfield Condors.…

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Mar. 02, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Greger Hanson to a professional tryout contract (PTO). Earlier this season, Hanson recorded four points (2-2-4) in 17 games for the San Jose Barracuda.…

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Mar. 02, 2016

The 2004 and 2006 Jr. Comets Elite team, along with their family and friends, gathered at Aqua Vino restaurant earlier this week to celebrate the culmination of what was an extremely successful and memorable year. The two teams enjoyed the night together,…

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Mar. 01, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled centre Brendan Gaunce from the AHL Utica Comets. Gaunce, 21, has appeared in 43 games for Utica this season, where he currently leads Comets skaters in points (33)…

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Mar. 01, 2016

This year an extraordinary transformation continues at The AUD.  Now in his third season as coach of the Utica Comets, Travis Green has witnessed both the franchise and the players grow. Prior to every Comets' radio broadcast this season, fans…

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Feb. 28, 2016

The Utica Comets could not complete the weekend three-in-three sweep and were dropped by the Hershey Bears 5-1 on at the GIANT Center Sunday night. Alexandre Grenier (1-0-1) scored on the power-play, for the Comets only goal of the evening, while Richard…

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Feb. 27, 2016

Backed by goals from Alexandre Grenier and Jordan Subban, the Utica Comets defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for the third time this season with a 2-1 win at the PPL Center on Saturday night. Joe Cannata made 20 saves in the win, while Alexandre Grenier…

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Feb. 26, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Brandon Marino to a professional tryout contract (PTO). Marino, 29, scored once and picked up four penalty minutes in eight games for the Comets…

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Feb. 26, 2016

The Utica Comets scored in every period Friday night, including two goals in the second period, to defeat the St. John’s IceCaps 4-1 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Carter Bancks (1-1-2), and Brandon Prust (0-2-2) had multi-point nights for the…

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Feb. 25, 2016

Through the extreme generosity of Utica Comet fans, the team is proud to announce that Clinton Comets Heritage Night raised $60,446 on Saturday night at The AUD. Proceeds raised for the Save of the Day Foundation will be dedicated towards locally…

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Feb. 24, 2016

It's no secret that the Sitrin Comettes dance team adds a whole lot of energy when the puck drops for Comets hockey at The AUD. Utica Comets' fans have much to concentrate on when attending home games. There is (of course) the 60 minutes of regulation…

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Feb. 23, 2016

As the Utica Jr. Comets Elite season begins to wind down, the 2004 and 2006 teams celebrated a season of success with their Utica Comets mentors at Pin-O-Rama bowling alley. While the Utica Comets mentorship program has helped develop the youth players…

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Feb. 22, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired Markus Granlund from Calgary in exchange for Hunter Shinkaruk. Granlund, 22, has split the 2015-16 season between the Calgary Flames (4-3-7 in 31 games) and…

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Feb. 22, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned centre Alex Friesen to the AHL Utica Comets. Friesen, 25, appeared in his first NHL game on February 15, 2016 versus the Minnesota Wild. The 5’10”,…

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Feb. 22, 2016

For Brandon Prust, the road back to the National Hockey League detours through Utica, and that is fine with him. Prior to making his debut this past Wednesday at The AUD as a member of the Utica Comets, Brandon Prust hadn't seen game action in nearly…

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Feb. 21, 2016

Saturday's Utica Comets' 39th consecutive sold-out home game at The AUD was no ordinary evening. Clinton Comets Heritage Night celebrated 90 years of Comets hockey in the Mohawk Valley, as well as those who made hockey in the Mohawk Valley possible.…

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Feb. 20, 2016

The Utica Comets jumped out to a quick start Saturday night, leading 2-0 after the first period, but couldn’t keep up the tempo, and ultimately fell 3-2 to the Albany Devils in overtime at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Ronalds Kenins (0-2-2) recorded…

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Feb. 19, 2016

The Utica Comets could not overcome two early Syracuse Crunch power-play goals and saw their eight-game point streak snapped at the War Memorial on Friday night by the score of 5-4. The Comets were able to cut the Crunch's lead to one goal on four…

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Feb. 19, 2016

If you’ve been to a Utica Comets home game in recent months, you may have noticed Comets players skating around the ice with flags during the pregame ceremony. No – not the AHL Utica Comets players – but rather Comets players a couple…

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Feb. 18, 2016

The Utica Jr. Comets Elite program is excited to announce that Dave Clausen, Head Coach of the Utica College Women’s team, will be the head coach of the 2005 Jr. Comets Elite team. Dave brings a wealth of coaching knowledge to the Jr. Comets Elite…

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Feb. 17, 2016

Once again the Utica Comets special teams stepped up to lead the team to a 5-2 win over the Portland Pirates. Buoyed by a power-play goal and a short-handed tally, the Comets completed the season sweep of the Pirates with a perfect 4-0 record. Alexandre…

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Feb. 15, 2016

Andrey Pedan had his first taste of “The Show” earlier this season. So, how was it? "I was excited to be up there,” said Comets' defenseman Andrey Pedan.  "I met a lot of great people there." Whether you're…

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Feb. 13, 2016

The Utica Comets jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never let up as they steamrolled the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 5-2 on Saturday night the PPL Center. The Comets outshot the home team 40-23 en route to their sixth win in their last seven games. In that…

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Feb. 12, 2016

The Utica Comets struck twice on the power play and were a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty kill as the defeated the Binghamton Senators 5-2 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium onFriday night. The Comets have now won five out of their last six games. Brendan…

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Feb. 11, 2016

Pro Combine Schedule *Please make sure to arrive approximately 1 hour before practice time to check-in and receive personal SportTesting Identification Band. Monday, March 28th 5:00 pm- Learn to Play 6:10 pm- Mite A (Squirt A Off-Ice) 7:20 pm- Squirt…

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Feb. 11, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Yannick Weber and centre Alex Friesen from the AHL Utica Comets. Weber, 27, has appeared in 35 games for the Canucks this season, where he has registered…

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Feb. 10, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has released forward Brandon Marino from his professional tryout contract (PTO). Marino, 29, scored once and picked up four penalty minutes in eight games for the Comets.…

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Feb. 10, 2016

While the Utica Memorial Auditorium is most known for hosting Utica Comets Hockey, electrifying concerts, and other specialty events like WWE and the Harlem Globetrotters, this March, The AUD will host a different event, as the first Utica Jr. Comets…

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Feb. 09, 2016

The Utica Comets erased a second period 3-0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton penguins lead before falling 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Penguins struck twice in the first period and then again early in the second period before…

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Feb. 08, 2016

The Utica Comets will honor the legacy that the Clinton Comets have built in central New York with Clinton Comets Heritage Night on Saturday, Feb. 20. The action-packed night will feature giveaways at the door, an increased 50/50 pot with additional…

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Feb. 06, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned defenceman Yannick Weber to the AHL Utica Comets. Weber, 27, has appeared in 35 games for the Canucks this season registering five assists (0-5-5) and 24 penalty…

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Feb. 06, 2016

For over 58 minutes the Utica Comets and St. John’s IceCaps engaged in a goaltender’s duel at the Mile One Centre. After that, Brendan Gaunce exploded for two goals to tie, and then win, the game by the score of 3-2 for the Comets in overtime. Gaunce's…

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Feb. 05, 2016

The Utica Comets struck early and often, and then never looked back en route to a 5-2 win against the St. John’s IceCaps Friday night at the Mile One Centre. The Comets first ever game could not have gotten off to a better start as the team struck…

Elite Program Announces Expansion
Feb. 04, 2016

The Utica Jr. Comets Elite program is proud to announce that the organization will be expanding for the 2016-17 season to include three additional Elite year teams. The Utica Jr. Comets will field teams at the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 birth years,…

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Feb. 04, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned forward Brandon Prust to the AHL Utica Comets. Prust, 31, has appeared in 35 games for the Canucks this season, where he has registered seven points (1-6-7)…

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Feb. 04, 2016

The Save of the Day Foundation is proud to help children facing life-threatening illnesses. The Foundation learned of four-year-old Amelia’s story and were honored to help her and her family. Below is the story of our Comet’s Champion and…

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Feb. 03, 2016

The Utica Comets would like the congratulate youth hockey player Jimmy Rayhill, from New Hartford, NY, for his recent participation and success in the 2016 American Hockey League All-Star Skills Competition that took place on January 31st in Syracuse,…

Welcome to Our New Website
Feb. 03, 2016

The Utica Comets, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, have launched a brand new website today. The website, which can be accessed at UticaComets.com, is a fully mobile-responsive site that offers a cleaner look, user-friendly…

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Feb. 02, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Biega to a 2-year, one-way contract extension. Biega, 27, has registered 4 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 25 games with Vancouver during the 2015.16…

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Feb. 02, 2016

Chicago Wolves forward Pat Cannone scored three goals on the night and Rockford IceHogs netminder Michael Leighton posted a shutout in the championship game as the Central Division won the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Challenge at the historic War Memorial…

Zalewski Shines Again in Comets Win
Jan. 31, 2016

Down 2-0 early at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Michael Zalewski and the Utica Comets stormed back for a 4-2 win vs the Rochester Americans on Saturday night. For the second consecutive night Zalewski netted two goals, including the game-winning goal.…

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Jan. 30, 2016

Propelled by Michael Zalewski’s two-goal performance in his first game back in the line-up, the Utica Comets defeated the Albany Devils 4-3 in overtime at the Times Union Center on Friday night. Zalewski, fresh off of his first call-up to the Vancouver…

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Jan. 28, 2016

ince turning pro last season, Hunter Shinkaruk’s first with the Utica Comets, some good things have happened – being selected to this season’s All-Star Classic is one of them.   “Greener called me into his office and told…

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Jan. 27, 2016

The 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic is just days away, and the two-day event at the historic War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., will reach millions of hockey fans worldwide through extensive television, internet streaming, radio and social…

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Jan. 27, 2016

This past weekend Chris Higgins, a veteran left winger with more than 700 games played in the National Hockey League, joined his new Comets' teammates in Toronto. Having played the previous 10 full seasons in the best league on the planet, you could…

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Jan. 26, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has released forward Michael Pereira from his professional tryout contract (PTO). Pereira, 24, scored once in six games, and picked up four penalty minutes for the Comets.…

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Jan. 26, 2016

This past weekend, the AHL’s Utica Comets had quite the following, as they headed to Toronto to take on the Marlies both Saturday and Sunday. Accompanied by the Comets front office staff and the 2004 and 2006 Elite teams and their families, Utica…

Darren Archibald Suspended One Game
Jan. 25, 2016

The American Hockey League today announced that Utica Comets left wing Darren Archibald has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of a boarding incident in a game at Toronto on Jan. 24. Archibald was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule…

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Jan. 25, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forward Mike Zalewski to the AHL Utica Comets. Zalewski, 23, has appeared in two games for the Canucks this season registering one assist (0-1-1) and two penalty…

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Jan. 24, 2016

The Utica Comets had no answers for the Toronto Marlies offense in a 7-1 loss at the Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. The loss caps off the Comets 0-for-2 weekend north of the border. Carter Bancks provided the goal-scoring for the Comets (1-0-1),…

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Jan. 23, 2016

Special teams ruled the Ricoh Coliseum Saturday afternoon as both the Utica Comets and Toronto Marlies recorded multiple power-play goals in the Marlies 4-2 win. The Comets snapped an 0-for-10 skid on the power play and converted on their last two power…

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Jan. 21, 2016

John Kurtz is known as a fighter in the American Hockey League, but what many don’t know is that for years, he’s been fighting off the ice trying to help another tough guy he knows. It all began eight years ago, when he was shocked to learn…

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Jan. 20, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Mike Zalewski to a two-way deal for the 2015.16 season, replacing his AHL-only contract. Zalewski has subsequently been recalled from the AHL Utica Comets…

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Jan. 19, 2016

It has certainly been a wild two-and-a-half years for Comets fans in the Mohawk Valley.If you have not heard – (and how could you have not?) – the Utica Comets won for the 100th time in the regular season on Saturday with a thrilling 1-0 overtime…

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Jan. 19, 2016

Over the weekend of January 7th, the 2004 Utica Jr. Comets Elite team had the opportunity to travel to Lake Placid, New York and compete in the prestigious Can/Am Hockey tournament. This year, the 2004 Elite team participated in the PeeWee division,…

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Jan. 16, 2016

The Utica Comets and Travis Green made history with each notching their 100th regular season win with a 1-0 overtime thriller over the Albany Devils on Saturday evening at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The 100th win came in the franchise’s 191st game,…

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Jan. 15, 2016

Led by Joe Cannata’s 26-save performance, the Utica Comets beat the Syracuse Crunch 3-1 Friday night at the Onondaga County War Memorial at the OnCenter. With the win, the Comets snapped a seven game losing streak and take home a commanding lead…

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Jan. 15, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed defenseman Jon Landry to a standard player’s contract (SPC).Landry, 32, signed a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the Comets on Nov. 20 and has recorded…

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Jan. 14, 2016

Although the holidays have ended, winter has only just begun in Utica. Recognizing the impeding frigid weather, Utica Comets player Darren Archibald set out on a mission to ensure no one was left facing the cold this winter. During three Comets home…

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Jan. 13, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned left wing Chris Higgins to the AHL Utica Comets.Higgins, 32, has appeared in 25 games for the Canucks this season where he has registered three points (2-1-3)…

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Jan. 13, 2016

The Comets returned home after a three-game road trip and claimed their first point in seven tries in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Marlies at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday night. Despite outshooting the Marlies 37-22, the Comets suffered…

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Jan. 10, 2016

The Utica Comets surrendered a late short-handed goal to the Hershey Bears to break a 3-3 tie, before ultimately losing 6-3 at the Giant Center on Sunday afternoon. The loss sends the Comets to their sixth straight defeat after gaining a point in 14…

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Jan. 09, 2016

The Utica Comets surrendered two power-play goals to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins en route to a 4-2 loss Saturday evening at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The loss sends the Comets to their fifth consecutive loss.Defensemen Jon Landry (0-2-2) and Jordan…

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Jan. 08, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired right wing Emerson Etem from the New York Rangers in exchange for Nicklas Jensen and a 6th round pick in 2017. Etem, 23, has skated in 19 games with the Rangers…

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Jan. 08, 2016

The Utica Comets lost by the score of 6-3 to the Binghamton Senators on Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena to run their losing streak to four games. The road loss was their first such loss in regulation since Nov. 14, a span…

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Jan. 07, 2016

The American Hockey League announced today that Hunter Shinkaruk has been named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Classic Roster. The 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic, will take place January 31 and February 1 in Syracuse, N.Y.Shinkaruk, 21, in just…

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Jan. 07, 2016

With the start of the new year, The Save of the Day Foundation will begin awarding grants to organizations that focus on improving the lives of youth in the Mohawk Valley in either health and wellness, education or fitness. The foundation believes that…

Archibald Back for Good
Jan. 06, 2016

Darren Archibald signs a Standard Player's Contract with the Comets.

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Jan. 05, 2016

Vancouver sends two forwards back to the Comets ahead of a three-in-three series.

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Jan. 04, 2016

“…I’m Rainman, he’s Scoop, and you’re listening to Comets Insider on ESPN 99.1FM…”One hour of Utica Comets talk radio can be heard every Monday, from 7-8pm, emanating from downtown Utica; 520 Seneca Street to be exact. Inside the renovated…

RECAP: Comets Sunk by IceCaps
Jan. 02, 2016

The Utica Comets didn’t start the new year off like they had hoped.

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Dec. 31, 2015

Despite scoring the game’s first goal the Utica Comets failed to snap their losing streak against the Albany Devils on Thursday night.

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Dec. 30, 2015

In the eighth meeting between the clubs the Utica Comets were finally able to record their first point against the franchise that used to call Utica home.

Dec. 29, 2015

Take a look at Danny Syvret’s hockeydb page and you will see that his ability to compete at hockey’s highest level has never been in question. Up until December 18, the defenseman with 59 NHL games and 638 AHL games under his belt, was out…

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Dec. 28, 2015

There is no faulting John Kurtz if he’s watching the Comets’ schedule more than most of his teammates. If anything, it should be expected of the veteran forward. Although Kurtz is signed to his second PTO (professional tryout) contract, which…

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Dec. 27, 2015

For the second straight night the Utica Comets surrendered the game’s first goal early on in the first period, and for the second straight night the Comets rallied to take home the victory.

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Dec. 26, 2015

Riding a 32-save performance from Richard Bachman, the Utica Comets ran their franchise-high road winning streak to eight games with a 3-1 win over the Rochester Americans.

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Dec. 24, 2015

Dear Utica, As excited as we are for the incredible opportunities 2016 has to offer, the “Save of the Day” Foundation would first like to thank you for all of your extraordinary efforts during the past year. With your support, we were able…

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Dec. 22, 2015

This season, the AHL’s Utica Comets have teamed up with the Utica Jr. Comets Elite program. The Elite program has two teams – one at the 2004 level and one at the 2006 level. Prior to the start of hockey season for both organizations, the…

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Dec. 19, 2015

The Utica Comets scored 4:31 into the game, and could not find the back of the net again in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.`

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Dec. 18, 2015

Wacey Hamilton has been suspended for one (1) game 

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Dec. 18, 2015

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed defenseman Danny Syvret and forward Cam Reid to professional tryout contracts (PTO).

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Dec. 18, 2015

The Utica Comets rode six consecutive goals, three power-play goals, and Hunter Shinkaruk’s four-point night, to their seventh consecutive road victory when they defeated the Springfield Falcons 7-4 at the MassMutual Center Friday night.

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Dec. 18, 2015

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Linden Vey from the AHL Utica Comets.

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Dec. 17, 2015

Understanding the special memories that are shared during the holiday season, the Rob Esche Save of the Day Foundation and Utica Comets players and staff adopted five families through ‘For the Good Inc.’ to ensure families in need had presents…

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Dec. 17, 2015

The grammy-nominated vocalist celebrating his milestone seventh #1 single, Chris Young, has announced that the historic Utica Memorial Auditorium has been added to his “I’m Comin’ Over” Tour, presented by AEG Live.…

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Dec. 17, 2015

Every Monday night, Coach Heenan dedicates an hour practice session that focuses solely on power skating and the correct technique and fundamentals for the perfect skating stride. 

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Dec. 16, 2015

The Utica Comets got off to a good start Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium and didn’t look back, as they defeated the Rochester Americans by the score of 5-2, giving them their second straight win and third straight win against the…

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Dec. 15, 2015

The wives and girlfriends of the Utica Comets players will once again be selling mystery pucks at the two upcoming Comets home games on Dec. 16 vs Rochester, and Dec. 19 vs Hartford.

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Dec. 14, 2015

Richard Bachman can tell a good story. Have you heard the one about the Comets’ goalie leaving Utica for Calgary back in September?Let’s set the scene.On a crisp Wednesday morning, just days after being sent to Utica by the Vancouver Canucks for…

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Dec. 13, 2015

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Ronalds Kenins and defenceman Andrey Pedan.

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Dec. 13, 2015

Down 4-3 late in the third period to the North Division leading Toronto Marlies, the Utica Comets found a way to strike twice in 1:16 of game action to defeat the Marlies 5-4 in overtime

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Dec. 11, 2015

The goaltenders shined Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium and combined to turn aside 55 of the 56 shots the Utica Comets and the Toronto Marlies fired on net.

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Dec. 11, 2015

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed defenseman David Shields to a professional tryout contract (PTO).

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Dec. 11, 2015

On Tuesday, November 24, the Comets players and staff delivered 200 turkeys donated by the Save of the Day Foundation to the Rescue Mission, helping those families less fortunate.

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Dec. 11, 2015

While offering a first class experience to the players and families in the Utica Jr. Comets Elite organization is a top priority, it is equally important to see the progression in skill development from practice carry over to games. 

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Dec. 10, 2015

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forward Ronalds Kenins to the Utica Comets.

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Dec. 09, 2015

After scoring in their two shootout attempts, and denying the Amerks in both of theirs, the Comets took home a 4-3 shootout victory.

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Dec. 08, 2015

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has assigned forward Jake Virtanen to the Utica Comets on a conditioning assignment.

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Dec. 08, 2015

Utica Comets Weekly Notebook December 8, 2015 – Volume 3, No. 9

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Dec. 07, 2015

Jon Landry is betting that Cinderella stories are still possible, in crashing hockey’s exclusive club – the NHL.When Landry, 32, signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) with the Comets back on on Nov. 20th, his hockey dreams were once again resuscitated.…

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Dec. 05, 2015

The Utica Comets and Syracuse Crunch added yet another unbelievable chapter to the ever-growing I-90 rivalry on Saturday night.

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Dec. 04, 2015

Five New York State American Hockey League teams announced a partnership with Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism/I LOVE NEW YORK. 

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Dec. 04, 2015

The Utica Comets are proud to announce their involvement in the Rob Esche “Save of the Day” Foundation coat drive, led by Darren Archibald and “Archie’s Army."

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Dec. 04, 2015

Despite outshooting the St. John’s IceCaps 31-15, the Utica Comets dropped a hard fought overtime game to the IceCaps by the score of 2-1 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday night. Ashton Sautner (1-0-1) had the lone goal for the Comets,…

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Dec. 03, 2015

With the 50/50 system thriving as the driving force behind the Comets facet of the foundation, volunteers raised over $370,000 during the inaugural season alone. 

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Dec. 02, 2015

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Ronalds Kenins from the AHL Utica Comets and reassigned defenceman Andrey Pedan to Utica.

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Dec. 02, 2015

The Utica Comets fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Wednesday night by the score of 3-1 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The loss snapped the Comets four game-winning streak. Richard Bachman made 16 saves for the Comets, and Michael Zalewski (1-0-1)…

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Dec. 01, 2015

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Alex Biega from the Utica Comets. 

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Dec. 01, 2015

This season’s Elite coaching staff is comprised of coaches that have a wealth of experience and knowledge at the high school, collegiate and professional level.

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Nov. 29, 2015

After Wednesday’s game against Lehigh Valley, and just 15 games into his professional hockey career, Joseph LaBate exploded onto the scene and became a household name. November 25, 2015, started out like any other Utica home game. In the press…

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Nov. 28, 2015

The Utica Comets completed their perfect 3-0-0-0 week with their second win in as many nights over the Portland Pirates at the Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday night. The 6-3 win extended the Comets season-high winning streak to four games, and their…

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Nov. 27, 2015

For the first time this season the Utica Comets have strung together three straight wins with a 4-1 win over the Portland Pirates at the Cross Insurance Arena, on Friday night. Richard Bachman made 29-saves in his second victory as a member of the Comets,…

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Nov. 25, 2015

Utica Comets Weekly Notebook November 25, 2015 – Volume 3, No. 7

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Nov. 25, 2015

The Utica Comets scored in bunches on Wednesday night and gave their fans thanks, the night before Thanksgiving, when they defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 7-1 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday night. Alex Biega (1-1-2), Alex Friesen (1-1-2),…

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Nov. 24, 2015

This off-season, the coaching staff incorporated an off-season workout packet for members of the 2004 elite team so they could come into the season ahead of the game. 

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Nov. 22, 2015

Buoyed by three unanswered goals, the Utica Comets came back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-2 Sunday afternoon at the XL Center. The win was the first time the Comets won a game in which they exited a period trailing. Hunter…

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Nov. 21, 2015

The Utica Comets losing streak ran to a season-high four games after the Bridgeport Sound Tigers defeated the Comets 4-2 Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Carter Bancks (1-0-1), and Alex Friesen (1-0-1) scored for the home team, while…

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Nov. 20, 2015

The Utica Comets losing streak was extended to three games, as the Hartford Wolf Pack snapped a seven-game losing streak, with 3-2 victory over the Comets at The AUD on Friday night. Brendan Gaunce (2-0-2) scored both Comets goals, his fifth and sixth…

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Nov. 20, 2015

The Utica Comets and Utica Jr. Comets Elite program have partnered up, with the AHL players serving as on-ice and off-ice mentors to the youth players. 

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Nov. 17, 2015

For Linden Vey, the quickest route back to the NHL, runs through Utica. Vey, 24, knows what it takes to be a Vancouver Canuck. Last season the right-handed centerman spent his first full season in the National Hockey League. 75 games and 24 points to…

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Nov. 14, 2015

Despite outshooting the Syracuse Crunch 48-28, the Utica Comets lost 2-1 Saturday night at the War Memorial at the OnCenter. The Galaxy Cup series is now knotted at two points apiece. Michael Zalewski (1-0-1) scored his third goal in four games, while…

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Nov. 13, 2015

The Utica Comets first trip to the MassMutual Center did not go well, as the hometown Springfield Falcons beat the Comets 6-3 on Friday night. Hunter Shinkaruk scored his 10th goal of the season, which moved him into a tie with Frank Vatrano of the Providence…

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Nov. 12, 2015

Face Off, the weekly Utica Comets 30-minute program on WPNY TV, is now “Must See” TV that airs every Thursday at 7pm.After just a few episodes viewing Comets Face-Off has quickly become a weekly routine for hockey fans in the Mohawk Valley“Oh my…

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Nov. 12, 2015

Both beginning their first season, the Utica Jr. Comets 2004 and Utica Jr. Comets 2006 Elite teams will pave the way for youth hockey in the Mohawk Valley and help the youth talent in our area reach their maximum potential.

Nov. 11, 2015

Utica Comets defenseman Taylor Fedun is one smart guy. And not just because he decided to sign with the Vancouver Canucks this past off-season.Let’s start with the degree. Fedun, a member of Princeton University’s Class of 2011, earned a bachelor’s…

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Nov. 07, 2015

The Utica Comets successfully captured five out of a possible six points this week with a convincing 5-1 win over the Providence Bruins at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Saturday night. Hunter Shinkaruk led the way with his second hat trick of the…

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Nov. 06, 2015

The Utica Comets fell 5-4 in a shoot out against the Toronto Marlies, after a hard fought back-and-forth battle at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday night. The high-scoring game saw four lead changes, two apiece. Wacey Hamilton (1-0-1), Brendan…

Archibald Back for Good
Nov. 04, 2015

The Utica Comets delighted the sold out home crowd on Wednesday night, as they defeated the Portland Pirates by the score of 3-2 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Darren Archibald scored in his first game back with the Comets, after recently being signed…

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Nov. 01, 2015

The Utica Comets completed their three-in-three weekend with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Sunday evening at the Webster Bank Arena. The game came to an odd conclusion when it put the on-ice officials in a position where the results…

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Oct. 31, 2015

The Utica Comets fell to 0-7 all-time as a franchise vs. the Albany Devils when they lost by the score of 6-1 Saturday night at the Times Union Center. Defenseman Taylor Fedun (1-0-1) scored the lone Comets goal, his second goal in as many games. Forward…

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Oct. 30, 2015

An offensive explosion ended 7-5 in the Utica Comets favor versus the Binghamton Senators Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Hunter Shinkaruk’s two goals on the night gave him six goals in six games this season. Shinkaruk…

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Oct. 27, 2015

The Bulldog is back in a Comets sweater. This time with a very important letter on the front of it.At first,you see a relaxed and confident Alex Biega. Practice has ended, and that warm hockey smile filters between his helmet and visor. Before hitting…

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Oct. 26, 2015

The numbers don’t lie. Joe Cannata has his ‘A’ game going.Through the first five games of this AHL season, Cannata has been a busy man. With 300 minutes in goal, and 118 pucks shot at him, only eight have found their way into the net. Throw in…

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Oct. 24, 2015

The Utica Comets rebounded from a tough loss last game, and came out strong behind another great crowd at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, when they defeated their arch-rival, the Syracuse Crunch 4-0. Joe Cannata had 30 saves two get his first…

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Oct. 23, 2015

A questionable Hershey Bears goal in the game’s final minutes was all the Bears needed to defeat the Utica Comets 1-0 on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Comets’ goaltender Joe Cannata made 24 saves in the loss. The game looked…

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Oct. 21, 2015

The crowd was electric Wednesday for the Comets first home game of the season against the Rochester Americans, as the Comets won their first game of the season by the score of 4-2 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Hunter Shinkaruk led the way for the…

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Oct. 17, 2015

The Utica Comets are still in search of their first win after dropping their second game of the season by the score of 3-0 to the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center on Saturday night. Wolf Pack goaltender Magnus Hellberg pitched a 30-save shutout en…

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Oct. 13, 2015

Coach Travis Green blows his whistle for what seems to be the 100th time today. After checking his watch and seeing that it is noon, he decides that practice is over. Inside an empty arena, after completing two one-hour sessions, players file off the…

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Oct. 12, 2015

Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that the Comets will wear their new third jersey for 10 select home games during the 2015-16 season. The dates the Comets will wear their third jerseys are: Oct. 24 Syracuse Crunch 7pm Nov. 7 Providence…

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Oct. 10, 2015

The Utica Comets season did not get off on the right foot as they fell 2-1 to the Rochester Americans Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Amerks’ goaltender Linus Ullmark stole the show with 38 saves, several of the highlight-reel…

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Oct. 08, 2015

Players come and players go, especially those of veteran status. That is the life of an American Hockey League roster. This year’s Comets roster, compared to last year, resembles just that.What happens in Utica, doesn’t stay in Utica.The rebuilding…

Sep. 29, 2015

With training camp underway and the 2015 regular season looming just days away, on and off-the-ice preparations are in full swing for the Comets. This week the Comets unveiled its new slogan for the upcoming season. This year’s slogan challenges…

Sep. 25, 2015

They are the picturesque version of the word ‘superfans’. Oh, and they are green (with a dash of blue, here and there). Let the good times begin. In a few weeks when opening night is upon the Utica Comets, and many familiar faces begin making…

Sep. 16, 2015

The run up to a new season is always exciting, the possibilities are endless for all organizations. Hope is abundant for every team as familiar faces start returning to the comfortable routine of heading to their home team’s arena.With the American…

Sep. 02, 2015

In their first two seasons of existence, the Utica Comets and their fans have built a list of gameday traditions. From Clinton Comets Appreciation Night, and large 50/50 totals, to the whiteouts in the playoffs, fans can expect certain events to happen…

Jul. 30, 2015

The American Hockey League announced today that Utica Comets broadcaster Brendan Burke has been selected as the recipient of the James H. Ellery Memorial Award for the 2014-15 season.The James H. Ellery Memorial Award is presented annually in recognition…

Jul. 15, 2015

It takes a team, both on and off the ice, for the Comets to succeed. Clinton native Josh Gagnon, as team’s video coach, plays a role in that success.During games, when the rest of Travis Green’s coaching mans the bench, Josh Gagnon is an unseen and…

Jul. 09, 2015

American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews has announced that the league has named the Utica Comets as the 2014-15 recipients of the President’s Award. The announcements came Wednesday evening at a gala reception during the AHL Board…

Jul. 09, 2015

American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews has announced the winners of the league’s annual Team Business Services awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in a variety of categories including ticket sales, community service and fan…

Jul. 06, 2015

At every American Hockey League game there are three to four officials on the ice at all times. Everyone knows that. Did you know there are about a dozen more officials at every game? Take a look at the pressbox above section 205 next year, chances are…

Jun. 29, 2015

The construction of an AHL roster is complex and confusing. It is not as simple as compiling the best 22 players available and has to take into account the, sometimes competing, objectives of player development and winning hockey games.  There are…

Jun. 14, 2015

Losing stinks. There are no two ways about it. Losing stinks. Period. I’m not one that can look at the bright side of losing. Never can, never will, and shamefully I won’t apologize for being super competitive, because it is a part of who…

Jun. 13, 2015

It wasn’t the ending the loyal hockey fans of the Mohawk Valley wanted, but the Utica Comets were celebrated and bid adieu by the loudest fans in the American Hockey League after ending just their second season in the Calder Cup Finals on Saturday…

Jun. 12, 2015

The Utica Comets are just one game away from being eliminated from the Calder Cup Finals after Friday night’s 6-3 loss in Game 4 to the Manchester Monarchs at The Utica Memorial Auditorium. Despite having their home crowd behind them, the Comets found…

Jun. 11, 2015

Stay tuned here for updates from the Comets third round series against the Manchester Monarchs. Follow @UticaComets on Twitter and Instagram for photo updates. Round 1’s Notebook can be found here. Round 2's Notebook can be found here. Round…

Jun. 10, 2015

Playing on home ice for the first time in the Calder Cup Finals made all the difference for the Utica Comets Wednesday night as they took Game 3 of the best-of-seven series and beat the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 in front of a rowdy sold out crowd at The…

Jun. 07, 2015

The Utica Comets dropped back-to-back playoff games for the first time this postseason after losing to the Manchester Monarchs 2-1 in overtime Sunday evening at the Verizon Wireless Arena. With the Comets Game 2 loss in the Calder Cup Finals, the Monarchs…

Jun. 06, 2015

An overtime goal review couldn’t help the Comets as they lost 3-2 in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals to the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Michael Mersch’s three-point (2-1-3) improved the Monarchs record to…

Jun. 06, 2015

What do you call a team that is led by a All-Stars at the positions coach, goaltender, defense, and forward? Or a team that had a Top 10 scoring defenseman on their roster to go along with a team ranking in the Top 5 of goals against this season? Or…

Jun. 02, 2015

History was made Tuesday night as the Utica Comets advanced to the Calder Cup Finals after they silenced the Grand Rapids Griffins 2-0 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. In just their second year as a franchise,…

Jun. 01, 2015

Stay tuned here for updates from the Comets third round series against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Follow @UticaComets on Twitter and Instagram for photo updates. Round 1’s Notebook can be found here. Round 2's Notebook can be found here. TUESDAY, 6/2…

May. 31, 2015

The Utica Comets are one win away from clinching a spot in the Calder Cup Finals and claiming the Western Conference title after defeating the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-2 Sunday evening at The Van Andel Arena.Wacey Hamilton (1-0-1), Hunter Shinkaruk, (1-0-1),…

May. 31, 2015

May 31, 2015 5:00am101.12 hours from now, hockey fans in the City of Utica, and surrounding Mohawk Valley, will be listening to or watching Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Comets vs. Griffins, 9 months since both teams gathered for pre-season…

May. 29, 2015

The Western Conference Finals have now turned into a best-of-three series after the Utica Comets were defeated 3-2 by the Grand Rapids Griffins in the first overtime game of the series on Friday night at The Van Andel Arena.Cory Conacher (1-0-1) has…

May. 28, 2015

A natural hat-trick from Sven Baertschi, and a bounce back 40-save performance from Jacob Markstrom got the job done, as the Utica Comets defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins 4-1 Thursday night at the Van Andel Arena. The win has now given the Comets a…

May. 26, 2015

Jake Virtanen’s first taste of professional hockey was supposed to be simple – then he was inserted into the Utica Comets’ line-up.As an 18-year-old, and a first round draft pick by the Vancouver Canucks at last year’s NHL Entry Draft (6th overall),…

May. 25, 2015

The Western Conference Finals are now all tied up at one game apiece after the Utica Comets dropped Game 2 to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday night at The Utica Memorial Auditorium.Brendan Gaunce (1-1-2) and Sven Baertshci (1-0-1) found the only…

May. 24, 2015

The Utica Comets held the high-powered Grand Rapids Griffins offense to just one goal, just the second time that feat has been accomplished this postseason, and claimed a 2-1 Game 1 victory at The Utica Memorial Auditorium Sunday night. Nicklas Jensen…

May. 23, 2015

With the Utica Comets and the Grand Rapids Griffins reaching the Western Conference’s Finals round, six of the conference’s seven series went “chalk”. As the top seed in the West, the Comets hope that trend continues as they take on the second-seeded…

May. 22, 2015

Stan Fischler, known as “The Hockey Maven,” serves as the resident hockey expert for MSG Networks’. Every week he can be seen on MSG Networks’ comprehensive hockey show “HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE” where he provides pre-game and post-game features…

May. 22, 2015

Stan Fischler, known as “The Hockey Maven,” serves as the resident hockey expert for MSG Networks’. Every week he can be seen on MSG Networks’ comprehensive hockey show “HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE” where he provides pre-game and post-game features…

May. 20, 2015

One goal was all the Utica Comets needed Wednesday night as they secured a spot in the Calder Cup’s Western Conference Final after eliminating the Oklahoma City Barons 1-0 in Game 7 at The Utica Memorial Auditorium.After losing Game 6, Jacob Markstrom…

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May. 18, 2015

The Western Conference semifinals will come down to a winner-take-all Game 7 after the Utica Comets fell 2-1 to the Oklahoma City Barons on Monday night at The Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Barons have now forced a Game 7 after tying up the best-of-seven…

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May. 14, 2015

A trip to the Western Conference Finals is just one win away for the Utica Comets after they took a 3-2 series lead over their second round opponent, the Oklahoma City Barons on Thursday night. The Comets 3-1 victory at the Cox Convention Center was…

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May. 13, 2015

The Oklahoma City Barons’ power play was the difference-maker as the Utica Comets dropped Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals 7-4 Wednesday night at The Cox Convention Center. The Barons capitalized on four out of their six power-play chances,…

May. 12, 2015

  

May. 11, 2015

After giving away the series’ first two-goal lead, the Utica Comets defeated the Oklahoma City Barons 3-2 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Cox Convention Center. The Comets have now taken a 2-1 series lead.  Alexandre…

May. 08, 2015

Stay tuned here for updates from the Comets second round series against the Oklahoma City Barons. Follow @UticaComets on Twitter and Instagram for photo updates.   Round 1’s Notebook can be found here. THURSDAY, 5/21 – OFF-DAY 4:23pm:…

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May. 08, 2015

For the second time in as many nights, overtime was necessary to settle the game between the Utica Comets and Oklahoma City Barons. This time, overtime wielded much better results for the home team after a tip-in goal gave the Comets a 2-1 victory over…

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May. 07, 2015

Thursday night at The Utica Memorial Auditorium saw the sixth longest professional American Hockey League game after the Utica Comets dropped Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Oklahoma City Barons 2-1 in Quadruple overtime. Jacob…

May. 06, 2015

After both teams won their first round Calder Cup Playoff match-ups, one of these two teams will advance to the American Hockey League’s Western Conference Finals. The Utica Comets are looking to keep the party alive in central New York for a few…

May. 05, 2015

March 25, the day the Comets added their final piece to their defensive puzzle. Also known as the day Adam Clendening was assigned to Utica.Sometimes things just work out the way they should. A few months back, on Jan. 29, the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago…

May. 03, 2015

Stay tuned here for updates from the Comets first round series against Chicago. Follow @UticaComets on Twitter and Instagram for photo updates.   SUNDAY, 5-3 – RECOVERY DAY ….kind of. 11:17am: How about Benn Ferriero? He skated around…

May. 02, 2015

For the first time ever in the history of Utica, N.Y. an American Hockey League team has advanced to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs after defeating and eliminating the Chicago Wolves 4-2 and in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals…

May. 01, 2015

With a power-play goal 2:19 into overtime, the Chicago Wolves defeated the Utica Comets 4-3 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday night. The Wolves’ win knotted the series at 2 games a piece, and sets up Game 5 on Saturday night.Sven Baertschi…

Apr. 29, 2015

In as dramatic fashion as a game could possibly get, the Utica Comets defeated the Chicago Wolves 2-1 Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at The Utica Memorial Auditorium. In the process, the Comets now have the advantage…

Apr. 27, 2015

The Calder Cup playoffs have returned to The AUD after 22 years. Having Cory Conacher, who netted six goals in the final nine regular-season games, in the line-up couldn’t be more welcoming.How many times has it been said, “There’s no substitute…

Apr. 25, 2015

In case you have not heard, and how could you not? The Comets chase for the historic Calder Cup fires up tomorrow night in Chicago vs the Wolves, in Game 1 of the 2015 American Hockey League playoffs.As the top team in the Western Conference through…

Apr. 24, 2015

The Chicago Wolves evened up the best-of-five series (1-1) with a two-goal second period that took down the Utica Comets 2-1 Friday night in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Western Conference Quarterfinals at the Allstate Arena. Hunter Shinkaruk (1-0-1)…

Apr. 22, 2015

It’s been 22 years since the Mohawk Valley has witnessed professional playoff hockey and on Wednesday night that drought ended as the Utica Comets (1-0) defeated the Chicago Wolves (0-1) 2-1 in double overtime of Game 1 in the first round of the Calder…

Apr. 18, 2015

The Utica Comets (47-20-7-2) clinched the Western Conference championship with a 3-2 victory over the Adirondack Flames on Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.With securing the Western Conference’s top seed, the Comets will play the to-be-determined…

Apr. 17, 2015

The Utica Comets (46-20-7-2) broke the 100-point threshold Friday night after defeating the Rochester Americans (28-40-5-1) at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.Cory Conacher (1-0-1) scored his seventh of the season since joining the team, which…

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Apr. 15, 2015

When the Utica Comets (45-20-7-2) and Binghamton Senators meet up things tend to gets wild. Things were no different Wednesday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, where the Comets fell to the Senators 6-5 in overtime. 11 goals, and…

Apr. 12, 2015

In front of the 26th sold out crowd and final regular season game at The Utica Memorial Auditorium, the Utica Comets (45-20-6-2) claimed the Galaxy Cup for the second year in a row after defeating the Syracuse Crunch (41-23-9-0) 2-1 Sunday afternoon.…

Apr. 11, 2015

It took extra hockey, a shootout to be exact, but the Utica Comets fell to the Binghamton Senators 3-2 Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.Brandon DeFazio (1-0-1) and Hunter Shinkaruk (1-0-1) scored for the Comets, while Joacim…

Apr. 10, 2015

The Utica Comets 10-game winning streak came to a close Friday evening after falling 3-2 to the Adirondack Flames at The Utica Memorial Auditorium.Alexandre Grenier (1-1-2) and Cory Conacher (1-0-1) scored the Comets only goals of the night even after…

Apr. 09, 2015

The Utica Comets, in conjunction with American Hockey League, have announced the goaltender Jacob Markstrom and defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti, have been named to 2014-15 AHL Second All-Star Team, as voted by coaches, players and media in each of the league’s…

Apr. 08, 2015

With just 30 days of service with the Utica Comets in the books, Sven Baertschi has become a must-see hockey show.After a 5-1 win over the Rochester Americans at The AUD on April 1, a game in which Baertschi scored two goals, the Vancouver Canucks’…

Apr. 07, 2015

After a pre-game ceremony that saw the Utica Comets receive the Sam Pollock Trophy for conquering this season’s North Division, the Comets (44-19-6-1) extended their win streak to 10 games on Tuesday evening. The Comets pocketed a 3-1 win over the…

Apr. 04, 2015

The Utica Comets continued their red-hot pace on Saturday evening and defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 in overtime at the FirstOntario Centre. The win extended their win streak to an all-time high of nine games.Joe Cannata backstopped his way to his…

Apr. 03, 2015

With recently besting Oklahoma City, Rockford, and Rochester, the Utica Comets are riding a franchise best eight-game winning streak. Amongst all the excitement, forward Wacey Hamilton was ecstatic to have his name in the line-up for two of those contests.At…

Apr. 02, 2015

The Utica Comets are proud to announce that Alex Biega has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Team City community during the 2014-15 season.Biega has gone above…

Apr. 02, 2015

Just one night after clinching a Calder Cup playoff spot, the Utica Comets have won the American Hockey League’s North Division Championship. The Hamilton Bulldogs 4-2 loss vs the Chicago Wolves on Thursday night, secured the Comets of the top spot…

Apr. 01, 2015

The Utica Comets (42-19-6-1) recorded their eighth straight victory with a dominating 5-1 win over the Rochester Americans (27-35-5-1) at The Utica Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday night.Sven Baertschi (2-0-2) found the back of the net twice for his…

Apr. 01, 2015

For the first time in franchise history the Utica Comets will be playing in the Calder Cup playoffs. The Comets win over the Rochester Americans, coupled with losses by the Toronto Marlies and the Adirondack Flames, secured their spot in the annual postseason…

Mar. 28, 2015

The Utica Comets have taken one step closer to clinching the North Division after winning their seventh game in a row Saturday evening, 4-2 at The Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Rockford IceHogs’ six-game winning streak came to an end and have drifted…

Mar. 27, 2015

After setting a franchise record last Sunday for five wins in a row, the Utica Comets did it again on Friday night as they trampled over the Oklahoma City Barons 4-2 to extend their win streak to six at The Utica Memorial Auditorium.Rookie Hunter Shinkaruk…

Mar. 26, 2015

With Jacob Markstrom replacing the void left by Ryan Miller in Vancouver, Joacim Eriksson went from splitting duty in the Comets, to being the guy in net for the playoff stretch run.Three years removed from his final game in his native Sweden, the 24…

Mar. 22, 2015

For the first in the history of the franchise, the Utica Comets (39-19-6-1) pushed their winning streak to five games after Sunday afternoon’s match-up against the Rochester Americans (25-33-5-0) resulted in a 4-1 victory at the Blue Cross Arena at…

Mar. 21, 2015

A three-goal third period propelled the Utica Comets to a 4-2 victory over the Syracuse Crunch Saturday night at the War Memorial at OnCenter.The new guys were the story for the Comets as Sven Baertschi (2-0-2) continued his torrid better than a point-per-game…

Mar. 20, 2015

The Utica Comets didn’t disappoint the home crowd after defeating the Rochester Americans 4-2 Friday night in their first game at The Utica Memorial Auditorium since March 4th . The Utica Comets captured another two points to put them at a total of…

Mar. 16, 2015

Shortly after a mid-week match The AUD with the Rochester Americans, it was a safe bet that Comets defenseman Peter Andersson didn’t think he would be talking fishing. Like the majority of those on the Comets roster, players come to the Mohawk…

Mar. 15, 2015

The Utica Comets slipped by the Iowa Wild 4-3 Sunday evening at the Allstate Arena after capturing their second shootout win of the season.Brandon DeFazio and Alexandre Grenier were the two to seal the deal in the shooutout and helped the Comets capture…

Mar. 14, 2015

Upon his return to the American Hockey League, Jacob Markstrom and the Utica Comets shutout the Chicago Wolves 4-0 on Saturday night at the Allstate Arena for this 18th victory and fifth shutout of the season.Alex Friesen (1-1-2), Alexandre Grenier (1-1-2),…

Mar. 13, 2015

While most players would call home after a Comets game to talk to their families about how the team did and their personal performances, it’s not the case for Will Acton.In a mid-week home contest against divisional rival Hamilton Bulldogs, Acton scored…

Mar. 11, 2015

The Utica Comets (34-19-6-1) left Allstate Arena with one point after Wednesday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Chicago Wolves (29-22-6-1). T the one point extended their first place North Division lead to eight.Alexandre Grenier (1-0-1) scored the…

Mar. 08, 2015

The Toronto Marlies finished off a three-in-three as they slipped by the Utica Comets 2-1 Sunday afternoon at the Ricoh Coliseum.Sven Baertschi (1-0-1) scored for the first time as a member of the Comets, and has now collected four points in the three…

Mar. 07, 2015

The Comets extended their lead on their closest North Division rival to nine points with a 3-2 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs at the FirstOntario Centre, in Hamilton, ON on Saturday night.Sven Baertschi (0-2-2) led the way for the Comets with two…

Mar. 06, 2015

The music was loud inside Syracuse’s War Memorial as the Utica Comets and host team the Crunch took warm-ups. However, thousands of miles to the west, in Vancouver, the message couldn’t be clearer from Alex Biega. Two weeks and counting since…

Mar. 06, 2015

Utica Comets’ Brandon DeFazio, an Oakville, Ontario native, did it – he made it to professional hockey’s “show” on Nov. 9, 2014.In September, the Huffington Post ran an eye-opening article titled “How Hard Is It To Make It to the NHL,”…

Mar. 04, 2015

The Utica Comets (33-18-5-1) needed a shoot out on Wednesday night as they defeated the Rochester Americans (24-29-5-1) in a six-round shootout at The Utica Memorial Auditorium for their first shootout-win of the season, which brought an end to their…

Mar. 01, 2015

It hasn’t happened often this season, but after Sunday afternoon’s 6-3 loss to the Hamilton Bulldog’s at The Utica Memorial Auditorium, the Comets have now lost three in a row.Darren Archibald (1-0-1), Cal O’Reilly (1-0-1) and Brendan Gaunce…

Feb. 28, 2015

Just as it was the last time the Utica Comets visited their thruway rivals, they were once again defeated by the Syracuse Crunch in a 4-1 final at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena on Saturday evening.Hunter Shinkaruk found the Comets lone goal of the…

Feb. 27, 2015

It only took the Adirondack Flames 10 tries to finally defeat the Utica Comets 4-0 at The Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday evening. The Comets record over the Flames sits at 9-1.Unlucky bounces and a plenty of saves happen to be the story of the game…

Feb. 26, 2015

The Utica Comets won their 31st game of the season, and defenseman Andrey Pedan had a bloody lip.It was 15 minutes after the Comets chalked up a 5-2 win downing North Division rival Toronto Marlies at The AUD. The celebratory music was blaring from Utica’s…

Feb. 24, 2015

The Utica Comets (32-15-5-1) got back to their winning ways Tuesday night after they trampled over the Hamilton Bulldogs (26-21-7-0) 5-2 at The Utica Memorial Auditorium. With the win the Comets widened their division lead over the Bulldogs to 11 points.Will…

Feb. 21, 2015

The Utica Comets were downed by the Albany Devils 2-1 Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.Brandon DeFazio found the Comets only goal of the game, which matched his season career high for goals with a total of 17. Devils netminder Scott Clemmensen,…

Feb. 20, 2015

Two power-play goals rocketed the Utica Comets over the Toronto Marlies 5-2 Friday evening at The Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Comets have scored two power-play goals in back-to-back games and have won seven of their last nine games.Alexandre Grenier…

Feb. 18, 2015

The Comets kicked off their season-high five-game homestand by defeating the Texas Stars 5-2 Wednesday night at The Utica Memorial Auditorium.The Comets (30-14-5-1) scored two power-play goals for the eighth en route to their 30th win this season. The…

Feb. 16, 2015

A wild twelve goal game did not go the Utica Comets way as the Hamilton Bulldogs won 7-5 Monday afternoon at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, ON. 12 different players scored goals during the contest.Will Acton (1-1-2), Darren Archibald (1-1-2), Dustin…

Feb. 14, 2015

There was no love lost between these North Division rivals during Saturday night’s Valentine’s Day re-match as Bobby Sanguinetti and the Utica Comets exacted their revenge in overtime against the Rochester Americans at the Blue Cross Arena at the…

Feb. 12, 2015

Combing through Comets assistant coach Paul Jerrard’s hockey travels can be a bit exhausting.Jerrard, 49, along with fellow assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner, and head coach Travis Green and Comets, is in Glens Falls for a two-in-two nights with the…

Feb. 11, 2015

One goal made all the difference in Wednesday night’s match-up as the Utica Comets (28-13-5-1) fell to the Rochester Americans (21-26-3-0) 2-1 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The loss broke the Comets four-game winning streak dating back to Jan.…

Feb. 08, 2015

As the blizzard came rolling into Utica so did the Comets in their return to The Utica Memorial Auditorium as they defeated the Binghamton Senators 7-4 in a wild game that seemed to have everything on Sunday afternoon. After the victory, the Comets finished…

Dec. 27, 2014

Travis Green is going to the AHL All-Star Game, and the Utica Comets’ coach doesn’t have to make travel arrangements.With the Comets’ 2-1 win at The AUD on Friday night over the Adirondack Flames, their 20th on the season, along with 45 points,…

Dec. 17, 2014

Hunter Shinkaruk sees his time with the Utica Comets as a fresh start; an opportunity to start a promising professional career. Being a top pick by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, 24th overall, in and of itself was a huge victory for…

Dec. 15, 2014

17 rows up in section 216 of The AUD, seated in a private suite, Vancouver Canucks’ general manager, Jim Benning, had a clear view of his organization’s future this past Wednesday and Friday.About two and a half hours after the Utica Comets and Rochester…

Dec. 13, 2014

Pat Kelly-More than four decades have passed since legendary Clinton coach Pat Kelly has slipped on a Comets’ jersey. Returning to the area where he and his teams are synonymous with unparalleled greatness during an eight- year stretch, this is no…

Dec. 01, 2014

As a defenseman, much of Bobby Sanguinetti’s game has him skating in reverse. In keeping his dream alive of playing full-time in the National Hockey League, the Jersey boy’s road going forward starts in Utica.Through his first 18 games as a Comet,…

Nov. 30, 2014

This past Friday’s post-game press conference in The AUD was anything but routine.On a night that the Utica Comets delighted their sixth sell out crowd, and a night where they picked up two points with a 2-1 win, coach Travis Green met with a half…

Nov. 25, 2014

“I’ll be honest, it’s a long time – three-and-a half or four hours,” Brendan Gaunce said on the wait to be drafted on Draft Day. “You always want to be drafted as high as you can but after today, the ranking doesn’t matter. It’s how much…

Nov. 23, 2014

30,715 hockey fans left Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome on Saturday evening quite familiar with the Utica Comets.Herkimer’s Nicole Todd, a graduate student at SU, summed up her view of the Comets – Syracuse Crunch match from her seat in section…

Nov. 11, 2014

There wasn’t anything particularly out of the ordinary about Nicklas Jensen’s performance on November 5. During a mid-week match at The AUD with the Binghamton Senators, Jensen proved to be a difference maker for his team.At 13:41 in the game’s…

Nov. 04, 2014

Flashback to a couple weeks ago. Back to October 22, when the Utica Comets were preparing for their 2014-15 home opener. On ice level , anxiously awaiting Tom Coyne to call his name at The AUD – Bowie Hockey, meet professional hockey. Bowie (Bo)…

Oct. 27, 2014

Being a leader is nothing new for Comets center Cal O’Reilly, it’s just now official.In the Mohawk Valley, Utica Comets hockey games are the social events of the season. Fans center their schedules; be it family, work, or school, around when their…

Oct. 16, 2014

When the fall chill arrives, Dustin Jeffrey knows what time it is.After weeks of practice and a trio of exhibition games, Jeffrey’s skating and stick handling skills starts getting honed.  When Jeffrey joined the Comets, it represented a fresh…

Oct. 13, 2014

Seen mainly with his mask on in The AUD, it’s going to be difficult to gauge Comets’ goalie Jacob Marksom’s emotions.  One thing is for sure, it’s going to be interesting to see if this is the season that the 6’6″ Swede will finally…

Oct. 08, 2014

Hosting the AHL All-Star Game is a big deal. A really big deal.A year ago today the Utica Comets were just days away from taking to the ice for the very first time. While The AUD hadn’t had a full-time AHL tenant in two decades. The response by fans…

May. 30, 2014

Since the Comets 2-0 season-ending victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on April 19, things have become rather “ordinary” at The AUD, again. For team Vice President Brittany Usmail, there are numerous positive memories of the club’s inaugural season…

May. 19, 2014

When it comes to the Utica Comets, what you see (literally), is what you get, courtesy of Comets team photographer Lindsay Mogle.Check out a copy of the Comets’ inaugural yearbook. Mogle’s work is everywhere in there. Every photo featured on the…

Apr. 14, 2014

If you’ve been to a Comets game in The AUD then you know where the in-game videoboard “magic” is created. You may not be aware of it, but the room with the glass windows opposite the team’s merchandise store is where it all happens.Teamwork,…

Mar. 25, 2014

Someone, please get Mark Caswell, Jr. a pair of sneakers to wear in The AUD.When going to the Utica Comets staff page on the web, as you scroll halfway down, “Mark Caswell, Jr. – Director of Communications” is found. However, when The AUD’s doors…

Mar. 18, 2014

Whether at The AUD, in Vancouver, or on-line, getting your hands on a Utica Comets jersey today remains difficult, if not impossible. Even for Kelly Esche, the club’s Director of Brand Management, keeping up with demand for merchandise remains an ongoing…

Mar. 11, 2014

With the Utica Comets, the stub stops with Adam Banko.“My job is to get people in the door,” says Adam Banko, Comets Vice President of Ticket Sales.Adam BankoIt’s 75-minutes prior to the drop of the puck for a mid-February Friday evening contest.…

Mar. 04, 2014

Brendan Burke’s voice has become familiar to Comets fans on 94.9FM K-Rock, since the start of Utica’s second chapter in the American Hockey League. Listening and learning during team broadcasts remains just another constant within the organization.…