With the Utica Comets going all the way to the Calder Cup Finals this year, their season extended into June, which makes the off-season much shorter. Before you know it, it will be time for the preseason and another exciting season for our hometown heroes. This year the Comets vs. Crunch rivalry is going to begin on foreign soil!

The Vancouver Canucks and the Utica Comets have announced today that the Comets will join the Syracuse Crunch for training camp and preseason games in Lyon, France prior to the 2015-16. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

This is not the Comets first trip across the pond. They held preseason training camp and games last year in France with the Binghamton Senators. The city of Lyon has a rich history of hockey and it's only appropriate for this historic Comets team to kick start their season there. One thing is for sure, with the Comets and Crunch paired together, things on the ice are sure to get heated!

Utica Comets Player Hunter Shinkaruk's Wicked Goal