The Vancouver Canucks will preserve their relationship with the Utica Comets for the foreseeable future.

Canucks basic supervisor Jim Benning introduced Saturday that the workforce had prolonged its take care of the American Hockey League (AHL) membership, which permits for an extension of as much as six years.

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The transfer places to mattress the concept the Canucks may look to maneuver an AHL workforce to the Fraser Valley, maybe betting {that a} squad of native prospects may entice extra followers than the failed Abbotsford Warmth.

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“We’re very happy to proceed our partnership with Utica,” stated Benning in a media launch.

“The Comets share our group’s degree of dedication and philosophy in participant improvement, offering a robust atmosphere for development. We imagine the tradition in Utica, mixed with the good fan assist and environment at video games, will proceed to be useful for the gamers in our system.”

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The Comets have additionally been a smash hit of their native market, setting an AHL report earlier this 12 months for consecutive promote outs.

“We couldn’t be happier to increase and develop our well-established partnership with the Vancouver Canucks,” stated Rob Esche, president of the Utica Comets.


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“It has been an honour to play a small half in the way forward for the Canucks group, and we sit up for persevering with to determine a tradition and environment right here in Utica that aligns with the objectives and values in Vancouver.”

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The Comets have been the Canucks AHL affiliate for the reason that 2013-2014 season.

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