UTICA — The Utica Comets have announced their 2018-19 schedule for the upcoming American Hockey League season.
The Comets begin the season with two home games at the Utica Memorial Auditorium by hosting the defending Calder Cup Champion Toronto Marlies on Oct. 5 and the Belleville Senators on Oct. 6. Both games are slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Utica will have 17 home games on Friday nights and 26 weekend games this season.
Also this season, the Comets will play the Cleveland Monsters for the first time since the 2014-15 season with Cleveland’s first appearance at the Aud happening on Oct. 19.
Rival Syracuse will play Utica 12 times for the third consecutive season with the Crunch scheduled to make their first trip to Utica on Nov. 16.
The Comets face their longest road trip in late November into early December when they are on the road for four games in a 12-day span. The longest home stand for Utica comes in mid-January when they’re home for five games over a nine-day period.
For the fourth time in six years, the Comets will wrap up the regular season at home on Sunday, April 14, 2019 against the Crunch.
Individual game tickets will go on sale starting Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Adirondack Bank Center box office and at noon online at www.empirestatetix.com.