Summer comes to an end this weekend and that means that hockey is just around the corner. The ice has been laid down at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena and we are weeks away from the first puck drop of the season with the Binghamton Devils.

They'll start in Utica for a preseason game on Friday, September 27th and then come back to the Arena, the following night to host the Comets beginning at 7:05 p.m. They'll wrap up their preseason at home against the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, September 29 at 3 p.m.

The puck drops on the regular season at the Floyd on Saturday, October 5 against the Utica Comets at 7:05 p.m. They'll host a Block Party and Magnet Schedule Giveaway.

Here are some of the fan favorites:

  • Star Wars Night – Saturday, October 26th
  • Black Friday – Friday, November 29th
  • Teddy Bear Toss – Saturday, December 14th
  • New Year’s Eve – Tuesday, December 31st
  • Fan Appreciation Night – Saturday, April 11th

Check out the complete promotional schedule here.

That's not all, There's a Midway Lanes Family 4-Pack on Friday, where families can get four tickets to the game, four games of bowling and one soda pitcher at Midway Lanes at a special price.

Go here to see the other specials that families and students can take advantage of this season.

I'll be doing Chuck-a-Puck between the second and third period again this year and you could win cash if you put your puck in the middle of the tire. You'll find out more at the game.

So I hope to see you next month at the game and LET'S GO DEVILS!!

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