Local children get a chance to learn from the Utica Comets

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Local children laced up their skates Monday and brushed up on their hockey skills with three AHL players.

Some of the Utica Comets are back in town and getting ready for the season. Alex Biega, David Marshall and Darren Archibald passed the puck to 60 young hockey players from around the Mohawk Valley. The kids hit the ice twice a day, and have off-ice training as well.

It's a unique opportunity to train alongside professional players -- something this area hasn't been able to offer for 20 years.

"This is a great camp for kids," said Mark Caswell, the communications director for the Utica Comets. "They get Comets gear and train like a pro, and it keeps hockey in the mind of the players and gets kid excited for comets hockey, which is just a month or two away."

The camp lasts all week. There is already a camp for next summer in the planning stages. 

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