UTICA, N.Y. - The Utica Comets had already previously set the date for the inaugural home opener as the affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, and now, they know the opponent.
The American Hockey League announced the home openers for all 31 member teams, Wednesday, with the Comets set to face-off against the Rochester Americans on Sunday, October 17 at the Adirondack Bank Center. The time is still to be announced.
The game will mark 34 years to the day since the Utica Devils made their debut at the Aud.
In addition, the Comets will be the visitors for the home opener of the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial on Saturday, October 23.
Utica has previously announced that they are planning to return the Aud to full capacity for this upcoming season.
The AHL will announce the full 2021-22 regular season schedule on Friday.