The Utica Comets have announced the schedule format for the 2018-19 season.
Highlighting the announcement is the addition of Cleveland to Utica's list of opponents. The Monsters, who have moved to the Eastern Conference's North Division, will play the Comets four times next season, including twice at the Adirondack Bank Center. The Comets' first win in team history came against the Monsters and it will be the first time since the 2014-15 season that the Monsters will play in Utica.
Divisional rival Syracuse is once again scheduled to battle Utica 12 times next season for the Galaxy Cup, including six contests at the Adirondack Bank Center.
The breakdown of the club's schedule format by opponent is below:
Bridgeport: 2 (1 home, 1away)
Charlotte: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Hartford: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Hershey: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Lehigh Valley: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Providence: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Springfield: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Belleville: 6 (3 home, 3 away)
Binghamton: 8 (4 home, 4 away)
Cleveland: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Laval: 8 (4 home, 4 away)
Rochester: 10 (5 home, 5 away)
Syracuse: 12 (6 home, 6 away)
Toronto: 6 (3 home, 3 away)
The full season schedule will be released in conjunction with the American Hockey League later this summer. The Comets home opener is scheduled for October 5.