Wednesday's game set up the perfect showdown for Friday night as the Utica Comets went after the AHL record for the best start ever with 11 straight wins, and they did it with a 3-2 win over the Americans.
Wednesday night's game started with the Comets jumping out to a 1-0 lead which they held through the duration of the 1st period, following a goal by Aarne Talvitie. As we've seen so much this season, Utica would get excellence in the net with goalie Akira Schmid.
Rochester would put on the heat scoring 2 unanswered goals in the 2nd period, to take a 2-1 lead. But the Comets would come right back with a 2nd goal of the night by Reilly Walsh, bringing the score to a 2-2 tie.
Utica wasn't done there, with Robbie Russo putting the puck past the Amerk's goalie to take a 3-2 lead, which is how the 2nd period would end.
In the 3rd period, goalie Akira Schmid would make some spectacular stops, and hold off Rochester, as neither team would score. Utica would go on to tie the record for 11 straight wins to start the season, with a 3-2 win over the Rochester Amerks.
Utica's Chicken Riggies Dish Wasn't Invented in Utica? Say It Isn't So.
The now-famous Utica Chicken Riggies recipe has taken on a life of its own. The dish is now found well outside the Utica-Rome area and it's getting more and more popular as word spreads around the northeast. While there are many variations of the dish today, there's still only one original recipe. So, who created the first "Riggies" recipe and where did it really originate.
61 Amazing Snapshots of Utica's Most Unique Boilermaker Ever
The 2021 Utica Boilermaker Road Race will go down in the history books as one of the most unique, with an all-vaccinated field running the 5K and 15K on October 10th, without elite runners, and with thousands of regular participants sitting this one out because of COVID. The excitement this year was special and exclusive and there was no shortage of it, as seen through the lens of award winning photo-journalist Nancy L. Ford of Utica. Here are 61 awesome photos featuring some of the best moments from this year's race.
9 New Favorites from the New Menu at Utica's 72 Tavern and Grill
The 72 Tavern and Grill, a Utica, NY sports bar and restaurant connected to the Adirondack Bank Center, has now re-opened after an 18-month COVID-19 shutdown. The grand reopening has featured previous favorites from the previous menu, and some new updated menu items. Here are photos taken by photographer Nancy L. Ford of some of our favorites tasted during the restaurant's soft opening.
17 Amazing Vintage Utica, NY Collectables Selling Right Now on Ebay
Check out these very unique and vintage Utica, NY, created collectables that are for sale right now on Ebay. These items could make for unique holiday gift ideas. Prices range from $999 to $38.75 an there are links back to Ebay for each item.