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The Jim Benning-Era Utica Comets Have Finally Arrived

The Jim Benning era in Vancouver began ahead of the 2014/15 season and at the time he took over the club, the farm system wasn’t exactly bursting at the seams with high-end talent. The best Canucks prospects who would play for the Utica Comets in that season were: Alex Grenier, Hunter Shinkaruk, Alex Friesen,  Brendan…

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Five Reasons Why The Utica Comets Will Be Better In 2018/19

I was kicking around some ideas for another offseason Utica Comets article with a Twitter pal and he suggested something along the lines of “Five Reasons Why The Utica Comets Will Be Better This Year”. I liked the idea, so that is what I am going with today. Thanks, Muzzy. Reason One The first reason…

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A Look Ahead At The 2018/19 Utica Comets

Psst… don’t look now, but hockey season is starting to creep up on us. We are now into August, which means that training camp and pre-season are right around the corner. What better time than now to take a look at what options could lay ahead for Comets head coach Trent Cull and his staff for…

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The Utica Comets Add Another Defenseman: Sign Brandon Anselmini To One-Year AHL Deal

After loading up their forward ranks and attending to their goaltending depth, the Utica Comets have turned their attention to their defence. The team announced today that they have added Brandon Anselmini to the fold. Comets sign defenseman @ANSELMINI10 to a one-year AHL contract. More: https://t.co/eRqcRWQOoG pic.twitter.com/UuaSIznAIW — Utica Comets (@UticaComets) July 18, 2018 Anselmini is…

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The Utica Comets Add RW Kyle Thomas on AHL Deal.

And Thomas makes 12. The Utica Comets announced today that they have signed goaltender Ivan Kulbakov and forward Kyle Thomas. The additions of Kulbakov and Thomas bring the Comets AHL contract total to 12. Comets sign forward Kyle Thomas and goaltender @Ivan_Kulbakov to one-year AHL deals. Details: https://t.co/cr2TLAPyDl pic.twitter.com/z6omLS9Wvb — Utica Comets (@UticaComets) July 17,…

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The Utica Comets Sign Goaltender Ivan Kulbakov To One-Year AHL Deal

It appears that the Utica Comets have found their replacement for Michael Garteig. Ivan Kulbakov’s agent sent out a tweet to let people know that his client has signed a one-year AHL pact with the Comets. Ivan Kulbakov signs 1 year AHL contract with Vancouver Canucks Organization — Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) July 16, 2018 Kulbakov…

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Comets Sign Forward Reid Gardiner to One Year AHL Deal

The Utica Comets continue to bolster their depth after a season that saw them rack up the PTO contracts as the club announced today that they have signed forward Reid Gardiner to a one-year AHL pact. Comets sign forward @reidgardiner19 to a one-year AHL deal. More: https://t.co/NCt4p5AQhD pic.twitter.com/Yf9R4GiLCh — Utica Comets (@UticaComets) July 12, 2018 I…

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Utica Comets Rookie Race: Class of 2018/19

Is it too early for us to take a look at the rookie crop for the Utica Comets upcoming season? Maybe, but that has never stopped me before. There may be other players added to this list over the offseason, or some could potentially be moved out in trades. There are also a couple of…

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Thoughts From Canucks Development Camp Through The Utica Lens

Full disclosure: this was meant to be an article that was focused on the players who were invited to development camp and which of them were most likely to get an extended look from the club ala Michael Carcone, Alex D’Aoust, Troy Stecher, Ronalds Kenins and others who have parlayed solid showings into contracts with the…

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Comets Add Another: Sign Forward Brendan Bradley To AHL Deal

The Utica Comets have been active since their season ended with a first-round playoff loss to the eventual Calder Cup winning Toronto Marlies. The team has been shoring up their ranks in preparation for the upcoming 2018/19 season. We all know how last season went with all of the injury and call-up issues that the…