Comets to Battle with Albany in First Round
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Apr 17, 2016
The Utica Comets announced today the dates for their match-up with the Albany Devils in the North Division best-of-five Semifinals of the American Hockey League’s 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs.
The North Division’s second seed, the Albany Devils, finished the season with 46-20-8-2 record and set franchise record for wins (46), points (102), goals against (167) and home wins (27). The series will begin Friday, Apr. 22 at Albany’s Times Union Center at 7p.m. Utica will host Albany for Game 3, and if necessary, Game 4. The first game of the series in Utica - Game 3 – will be played on Tuesday, Apr. 26. Game 4, if necessary, will be on Thursday, Apr. 28. All home playoff games will begin at 7pm at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. If needed, the series will shift back to Albany for Game 5 on Saturday, Apr. 30 at 5p.m.
All playoffs games can be heard live on 94.9 FM KROCK, the flagship radio station of the Utica Comets, and live video can be streamed through www.AHLLive.com.
The Comets collected six points in eight games with a record of 2-4-2-0 against the Devils this season. In the all-time series, the Comets own a 2-10-2-0 record.
Tickets to Game 3 will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 22 at 10a.m. at The AUD’s box office. Tickets will only be sold at the Labatt Blue Box Office (facing Cornelia St.). Tickets will be sold online (www.EmpireStateTix.com) and over the phone (866-688-8750) through Empire State Tickets starting at 12 p.m.
Season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase their seats from the regular season from now until April 21.
2016 North Division Semifinals– Utica vs. Albany
Game 1 – Friday, April 22nd – 7p.m. @ Albany (Times Union Center)
Game 2 - Saturday, April 23th – 5p.m. @ Albany (Times Union Center)
Game 3 – Tuesday, April 26th– 7p.m. vs. Albany (Utica Memorial Auditorium)
**Game 4 – Thursday, April 28th – 7p.m. vs. Albany (Utica Memorial Auditorium)
**Game 5 - Saturday, April 30th – 5p.m. @ Albany (Times Union Center)
** If necessary
The Division Semi-finals (first round) will be best-of-five series. The Division Finals, the Conference Finals and the Calder Cup Finals are a best-of-seven series. Home-ice advantage in all series will be granted to the team with the higher regular-season points percentage.