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 with a pregame ceremony and several additional elements that will remember and celebrate the storied team of the Mohawk Valley.

Prior to the game, a special ceremony and banner unveiling will honor the team, who compiled a record of 57-5-10. The ceremony will recognize each player from the team who attends the game, cumulating with the banner reveal. In addition, a duplicate banner will be hung at the Clinton Arena. The former players in attendance will include Borden Smith, Pierre Prevost, Pat Kelly, Jack Kane, Howie Dietrich, Bill Bannerman, Ed Babiuk and Dave Armstrong.

“In past years, we’ve hosted nights that recognize specific players from the Clinton Comets legacy, but this year, our goal is to recognize the efforts of an entire team,” said Esche. “The unity between these former players, even with some living locally and some in Canada, is something that’s not only special to me, but special to our community and our Comet culture. Our hope is that both the dinner and pregame ceremony will capture that very sentiment.”

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