Utica selected to host AHL All-Star Game

For the second time in four years, the AHL All-Star Game is coming to Utica.

AHL President and CEO David Andrews as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Thursday.

"The AHL is thrilled to be returning to the Mohawk Valley for our All-Star Classic," Andrews said.  "We owe great thanks to Robert Esche, the Comets organization, the State of New York and Turning Stone Resort Casino for offering their first-class facilities and accommodations once again so that we can showcase our brightest stars in front of capacity crowds and international television audiences."

Festivities will begin on Jan. 28 with the All-Star Skills Challenge and conclude on the 29th with the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards ceremony and the All-Star Challenge.

Comets season-ticket holders will have the opportunity to reserve their seats beginning on Oct. 23 and remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Nov. 4.

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