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Cally’s Back and Lightning Roll over Wings

  Tampa, Fla. – Ryan Callahan returned to action for the Lightning as they defeated the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 3-1 on Thursday night. The win was Tampa’s 12th consecutive victory over Detroit, a streak that extends back to 2015. The Lightning held control for much of the early going, with Detroit […]

2019 Jays at Jack Russell

  CLEARWATER, FLA.–The former spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies now appears to have a rebirth as the 2019 Florida State League home of the Dunedin Blue Jays.      With the Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field being placed under construction after spring training in 2019 the minor league squad will need a temporary […]

Big League Little Leaugers

Clearwater, Fla.–Members of the MLB Alumni Association spent time on Tuesday at Jack Russell Stadium teaching the basics of the game to a number of young players from the area.      The MLB instructors included Phil Mankowski, Dave LaPoint, Midre Cummings, Lance Carter, Mike Devereaux, Grant Belfour, Seth McClung and Brian Tolberg.  

Comets host Americans Tonight

  UTICA COMETS (3-2-0-0) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (3-2-0-0) Adirondack Bank Center, 7 p.m. Watch Live: AHLTV | Listen Live: 94.9 K-ROCK Follow and Interact Live: Twitter | Hashtag: #ROCvsUTI Tonight’s Game: The Utica Comets face off against the Rochester Americans for the first time this season. Puck drop at the Adirondack Bank Center is at 7 p.m. Last Game: Reid Boucher and the […]

Johnson Hits the Hat Trick as the Lightning Double up the Canes

Tampa, Fla. – It was a battle for sixty minutes on Tuesday night as the Lightning, led by a Tyler Johnson hat trick, earned the 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. “I don’t worry too much about hat tricks,” Johnson said. “I’m more happy that we won that game. I was probably more pumped that […]

USF Remains Unbeaten, Now Ranked 20th and Bowl Eligible

TAMPA, OCT. 14, 2018 – One of just eight remaining unbeaten teams in FBS football, USF (6-0; 2-0 American) has reached bowl eligibility on the earliest date in program history and climbed into the top 20 of the national rankings for the 31st time in program history, checking in at No. 20 in the latest Amway […]

Canucks Win as Lightning Miss Opportunities

  Tampa, Fla. — Tyler Johnson returned to action for the Lightning on Wednesday night as the Bolts notched their first loss of the season, falling 4-1 to the Vancouver Canucks. The Lightning dominated the first period but missed opportunities set the tone for the night. Tampa outshot the Canucks 17 to five in the […]

Lightning Do Not Come Up Short

  The first 50 minutes of play of  the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Julien BriseBois GM era looked sluggish.  But the Tampa Bay Lightning in spite of being out-played most of the contest did not come up short on getting two points.  An Anthony Cirelli shorty and solid goal-tending covered the deficiencies. The Panthers who out-shot […]

O’Halloran in Orlando

  Connor O’Halloran, son of former Blue Jays farmhand Greg O’Halloran, threw three scoreless innings on Thursday for the U18 Canadian National Junior team.  The young Canadians were playing the Instructional squad of prospects of the Atlanta Braves at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  

Comets Announce Details of Sixth Annual Galaxy Fan Fest

Utica, N.Y. – Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced the details of the Comets’ Sixth Annual Galaxy Fan Fest, presented by Murphy Excavating on Saturday, October 6. Grit N Grace will headline the afternoon pre-party for the Comets’ second game of their 2018-19 opening weekend. Galaxy Fan Fest, located in the AUD Plaza of the Adirondack […]