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Utica Comets 3-0 over San Antonio Rampage

Rookie Brendan Gaunce scored the first goal and first assist of his professional career.

Brendon Gaunce
Brendon Gaunce

Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves to earn his second victory and first shutout of the season.

Jacob Markstrom
Jacob Markstrom

Defenseman Alex Biega and forward Carter Bancks scored the other goals for Utica, which is 2-0-1-0 heading into Saturday’s game with the Calder Cup champion Texas Stars in Cedar Park, Texas.

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Penguins downed the Utica Comets 4-2 in the first preseason game

Four different players scored for Wilkes-Barre/Scrantonand outshot the Comets 27-20 for the game.

Carter Bancks, who played for the Abbotsford Heat last season, scored the first Comets goal, early in the third period, with an assist from Bob Sanguinetti.
Carter Bancks
Carter Bancks
Rookie Brendan Gaunce scored the other Utica goal in the last few minutes, with Stefan Legien helping out.
Brendon Gaunce
Brendon Gaunce
Eric Hartzell and Matt Murray split time in goal for the Penguins. Jacob Markstrom went all the way for Utica.
Jacob Markstrom
Jacob Markstrom

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Comets Sell Out The Kennedy Arena

The Utica Comets’ preseason game with the Adirondack Flames is sold out. 

The American Hockey League teams will meet Oct. 3 at Rome’s Kennedy Arena. The Flames, formerly the Abbotsford Heat, are the affiliate of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. 

Last year, the Comets also played their lone home exhibition game at Kennedy Arena against the Adirondack Phantoms – now based in Allentown, Pa. – and winning, 4-2. 

The Comets will play road exhibitions Oct. 1, when they visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and Oct. 4, when they play the Flames again at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Comets open the regular season Oct. 11 on the road against the Toronto Marlies. Their first home game is Oct 23 against Adirondack.

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