Utica Comets Tickets
League: American Hockey League (AHL)
Location: Utica, N.Y.
Venue: Adirondack Bank Center
Notable Players: Alexandre Grenier, Reid Boucher, Darren Archibald, Carter Bancks, Brendan Gaunce, Cal O’Reilly, Zack MacEwen, Pascal Pelletier, Wacey Hamilton and Zane McIntyre
Utica Comets TicketsThe Utica Comets franchise has long been one of the pillars of minor league and developmental hockey. Before it came to the city of Utica, the team was founded in 1932 as the Quebec Beavers. Three years later, it relocated to Springfield, Ill., and adopted the nickname of the Indians. Except for a brief stint in Syracuse between 1951 and 1954, the franchise remained in Springfield up until 1994. For the next two decades it moved between Worcester, Mass., and Peoria, Ill. The franchise settled in the city of Utica for the 2013 to 2014 season. It was the second AHL team to ever play in Utica. The first was the Devils, an affiliate of New Jersey, between 1987 and 1993. In their best season, the Utica Comets won the 2015 conference championship with 103 points. Alexandre Grenier, who played for the team between 2013 and 2017, is the all-time leading scorer with 175 points, 67 goals and 108 assists. Get your Utica Comets tickets at StubHub today.
Who is the NHL affiliate of the Utica Comets?The Vancouver Canucks is the Comets' NHL affiliate and also the owner of the team. Utica functions as a sort of developmental program for the Canucks, which has exclusive rights to the Comets' players.
What is the schedule for the Comets' 2020 season?The 2020 regular season for the Utica Comets started on Oct. 5, 2019, and will end on April 11, 2020, with a road game against Syracuse. The most common opponents on Utica’s schedule are its foes within its division: the Syracuse Crunch, Rochester Americans, Toronto Marlies, Cleveland Monsters, Belleville Senators, Laval Rocket and Binghamton Devils. The playoffs will begin shortly after the end of the regular season.
How did Utica finish the last season?Utica finished the 2018–2019 season as the sixth-place team in the North Division with 76 points and a record of 34 wins, 34 losses, six overtime losses and two shootout losses. The team did not make the postseason.
Who is Utica’s biggest rival?The Utica Comets share rivalries with their fellow New York teams and North Division foes the Rochester Americans, Binghamton Devils and Syracuse Crunch. The cities of Utica and Syracuse are separated by a mere 50 miles, engendering a particularly intense rivalry between these two teams.
Who is Utica’s head coach?Trent Cull became the second head coach in the history of the Utica Comets on June 27, 2017. During his professional career, he played 618 games in the AHL and IHL for St. John’s, Houston, Springfield, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Syracuse. After retiring as a player, Cull served as an assistant coach twice for the Syracuse Crunch: first between 2006 and 2010 and again between 2013 and 2017. In his last season with the Crunch, he helped lead the team to the Calder Cup final. He also served as the head coach of the Sudbury Wolves from the junior Ontario Hockey League between 2010 and 2013.
What is the capacity of the Utica Comets' home stadium?The Adirondack Bank Center, which opened in 1960, has a capacity of 3,860 spectators for Comets games and up to 5,700 for concerts. This includes premium seating and ADA seating options. The main concourse features four permanent concession stands and four beer stands. There are also three bars: the One9Five9, The Horton Room and the members-only Zetlin’s Lounge. A fourth bar, Kilfoil’s Irish Pub, is located in the lower bowl.
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