He has the most RBIs in MLB postseason history; he has four Gold Glove Awards; he has five All-Star Game appearances; most importantly, he is a four-time World Series champion. However, on Thursday night, former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams visited the Turning Stone Resort/Casino in Verona wearing a very different hat.
Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999.
Mike Zalewski got to live out his dream right here at home this year, playing his first year of pro hockey here in Utica for the Comets. However, if his dream is going to continue, it may have to do so elsewhere.
The 2014-15 season hasn't even been over for a week yet, but it is never too soon to look ahead to next year. We now take a look at a few key players for the 2015 Western Conference Champion, Utica Comets, and what their future may hold in Blue-and-Green.
The 2014-2015 Utica Comets season has come to an end, and despite falling just short of the ultimate goal, the Calder Cup, the Comets had an unbelievably memorable run that united a city. We now look back on the season that was!
The Utica Comets have just one more hill to climb in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs, and after beating the Grand Rapids Griffins 2-0 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, Tuesday night, are the 2015 Western Conference Champions.
The Utica Comets journey to a Calder Cup championship just got a whole lot closer, Sunday evening, as a 3-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final brought the team just one win away from the final round.
The Utica Comets played about as good a road game as a team could play in the Calder Cup Playoffs and not come away with the victory as the fell 3-2 in overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, Thursday.
Sven Baertschi scored a rare natural hat-trick in the second period, and the Comets added another goal late in the third as Utica regained the series lead in the Western Conference Final with a 4-1 win, Thursday.
The Utica Comets did what they do best, bounce back from a tough loss to notch a big win as they put the Oklahoma City Barons on the brink of oblivion with a 3-1 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals, Thursday.
Mike Zalewski has now spent his first full season as a pro with his hometown Utica Comets, and recently caught up with his former teammate and old friend, NEWSChannel 2's Spencer Davidson, on the same ice that they won it the NYS Championship with the New Hartford Spartans in 2009.
The Utica Comets played all season long to get the #1 seed in order to have home-ice advantage in the playoffs. After a 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Wolves in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, Friday night, they will need it in Game 5.
After 22 years and seven days, Calder Cup Playoff hockey returned to the Utica Memorial Auditorium for the first time in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Utica Comets and Chicago Wolves.