Utica Comets

November 23, 2014 - 7:59am
The Syracuse Crunch beat the Utica Comets 2-1 in a game that set the pro indoor hockey attendance record history Saturday night in the Carrier Dome.

Temperatures dropped inside the Carrier Dome as blades scraped ice for the venue's first professional hockey game Saturday night.

A record-breaking crowd of 30,715 fans attended the Toyota Frozen Dome Classic, the most ever for an indoor professional hockey game. On the ice, the Syracuse Crunch beat the Utica Comets with a tight score of 2-1.

“Central New York became big tonight,” Crunch owner Howard Dolgon said in a post-game interview. “There was a uniqueness to the event and we leveraged that. It’s a tribute to Syracuse.”

June 11, 2014 - 11:19pm
The AHL squad will battle the Utica Comets in the Carrier Dome's first ice hockey game on Nov. 22.

Carrier Dome managing director Peter Sala has joked that his venue is football stadium that thinks it's a hockey rink.

But this November, it will be an actual ice hockey rink for the first time.

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon announced that his team will take on the Utica Comets inside the Carrier Dome as part of the Frozen Dome Classic on Nov. 22.