Clinton Comets
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Founded 1927
Team History Clinton Hockey Club
NYSAHL (1927/28 – 1948)

Clinton Comets
NYSAHL (1949 – 1949/50)
Clinton Comets
NYOHL (1950/51 – 1953/54)
Clinton Comets
EHL (1954/55 – 1972/73)
Mohawk Valley Comets
NAHL (1973/74 – 1976/77)

Home Ice

Sage Rink (?? - 1949)
Clinton Arena (1949 – 1973)
Utica Memorial Auditorium (1973 – 1977)

Based in Clinton, New York (1927 – 1973)

Utica, New York (1973 – 1977)

Colors Red, White, and Blue

The Clinton Comets were an American ice hockey team in Clinton, New York.

Founded in 1927–28 as the Clinton Hockey Club and nicknamed the Comets in 1949, the team played primarily at the Clinton Arena from 1949 until 1973.

They played in the New York-Ontario League from 1950-51 to 1953-54 and in the 1954-55 OHA Senior B Season.

From 1954 until 1973, the Comets participated in the Eastern Hockey League, dominating for ten of their nineteen seasons. Most notably, under head coach Pat Kelly, the Comets posted a 315–208–64 (wins-losses-ties) record over eight seasons. During that period, in the 1967–68 season, the Comets produced an awe-inspiring 57–5–10 record. The Comets won the EHL playoffs in 1958-59, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1968-69 and 1969-70.

Later, when the team began playing games in the Utica Memorial Auditorium, it changed its name to the Mohawk Valley Comets. That team played in the North American Hockey League.

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

Notable alumni of the Clinton Comets include:

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Mancuso, Jim and Zalatan, Fred. The Clinton Comets: From The Chenango Canal to National Champions. Utica, NY: Mancuso Publishing, 2005.
  • Mancuso, Jim and Zalatan, Fred. The Clinton Comets: An EHL Dynasty. Utica, NY: Mancuso Publishing, 2004.

See Also[edit | edit source]

New York-Ontario League

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