Devils sign four to two-way deals

The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon to a two-year, two-way contract, and forwards Jack Dugan, Brian Pinho and Mason Geertsen to one-year, two-way contracts.

Comets’ Schmelzer leads by example

Ryan Schmelzer was named the team captain of the Utica Comets last season, and from that moment on, he took his team into battle each night with the idea that leadership means putting your head down and going to work. 

Amerks rally to knock out Comets

Three third-period goals lifted the Rochester Americans to a 4-2 victory over the Utica Comets in the winner-take-all Game 5 of their division semifinal series in Utica on Thursday night.

Comets’ Russo suspended for Game 4

Utica Comets defenseman Robbie Russo has been suspended for one game as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game at Rochester on May 15.

Amerks edge Comets in OT again

In front of the largest Blue Cross Arena crowd in more than 16 years, the hometown Rochester Americans grabbed the series lead from Utica on Sunday evening with their second consecutive 4-3 overtime victory.

Peterka hat trick lifts Amerks in Game 2

JJ Peterka scored his third goal of the game with 1:29 gone in overtime to give the Rochester Americans a 4-3 win over Utica in Game 2 of the teams’ North Division semifinal series on Saturday night.

Comets double up Amerks in Game 1

Joe Gambardella scored the go-ahead goal with 10:31 left in regulation as Utica rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to defeat Rochester, 6-3, in Game 1 of their North Division semifinal series on Tuesday night.

Division leaders ready to shake off rust

Rest? Rust? Both? Who knows? Let’s see. The Charlotte Checkers, Stockton Heat, and Utica Comets all play their first postseason games tonight following extended time off.