Utica Comets, Travis Green Ready For Season

With training camp underway and the 2015 regular season looming just days away, on and off-the-ice preparations are in full swing for the Comets.

This week the Comets unveiled its new slogan for the upcoming season. This year’s slogan challenges all of us. From the players and coaches to the front office and the fans; now is the time to “Raise the Level.”

Last season was incredible, magical even. But there is still more to strive for. The competition, the motivation, the noise, the fun, and the experience will all reach new heights this season. Year three is when we, as a collective group, #RaiseTheLevel and show everyone that we are more than capable of continuing and growing upon our momentum from the past two seasons.

Travis Green returns for a third season as head coach of the Utica Comets after leading the team to a 47-20-7-2 regular-season record and an appearance in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Finals last season.

The Utica Comets have released their 2015 training camp roster in advance of practice at the Patinoire Charlemagne Arena in Lyon, France.

The Comets Training Camp Roster consists of 23 players (14 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goalies):

8 – Alex Friesen
9 – Hunter Shinkaruk
12 – John Kurtz
13 – Tyler Shattock
14 – Michael Zalewski
16 – Joseph LaBate
17 – Nicklas Jensen
21 – Ludwig Blomstrand
22 – Blair Jones
23 – Dane Fox
24 – Cole Cassels
32 – Mackenze Stewart
34 – Carter Bancks
36 – Wacey Hamilton


2 – Travis Ehrhardt
4 – Evan McEneny
5 – Anton Cederholm
6 – Ashton Sautner
7 – Jordan Subban
11 – John Negrin
37 – Andrey Pedan

31 – Clay Witt
35 – Joe Cannata

The Utica Comets and the Syracuse Crunch are in Lyon, France for training camp until Oct. 6. The Comets will play three preseason games, two against the Crunch and one against the Dragons de Rouen.

Charlemagne Skating Rink home to the LHC since 1967, is one of the largest arenas in France with a capacity of 3,175. The arena draws some of the largest crowds in the country each weekend for it’s LHC home games, hosting an average of 3,000 fans per game.