The second season of Comets hockey will begin with a weekend series in Toronto when they face the Marlies on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12..
Opening weekend in Utica will begin with a contest on Wednesday, Oct. 22 against the Adirondack Flames at 7:35 p.m. It will continue with a Friday night affair against the San Antonio Rampage on Oct. 24 and a finish off on Saturday, Oct. 25 with the Toronto Marlies in town.
Utica will once again have a fan-friendly schedule with 24 of their 38 home games occurring on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Comets fans will have an opportunity to see 16 different AHL teams play against the Comets this season, including 13 of the other 14 teams in the Western Conference.
The 2014-15 American Hockey League regular-season schedule is out, and Utica Comets coach Travis Green is excited.
“I like it,” he said. “You don’t have a lot of say over what you get, but, on first glance, I think it’s a good schedule for us.”
Read more of his comments in Matt Becker’s column in the Utica OD
The Utica Comets announced that the team will host the Adirondack Flames in a preseason game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Kennedy Arena.
Tickets are $5, and will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the arena’s box office. There will be 700 tickets available. All proceeds will go to Kennedy Arena.
This is the second straight year that the Comets have hosted Adirondack in a preseason game. Last year, Adirondack was the AHL franchise for the Philadelphia Flyers. That team moved to Allentown in the offseason. This season, Adirondack is affiliated with the Calgary Flames.
“Last year’s preseason game was such a tremendous success, and we received such strong support from the Rome community all season long,” Comets President Rob Esche said in a news release. “Being able to host a preseason game in Rome, give back to the community and showcase our players in their beautiful facility is the perfect fit for our organization. “
The teams will play again the next night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.