Future of Canucks' affiliation with Utica Comets still under consideration

Toronto Sun
Future of Canucks' affiliation with Utica Comets still under consideration
Future of Canucks' affiliation with Utica Comets still under consideration

Canucks' owner Francesco Aquilini talked about the possibility of having an AHL team playing closer to home on Thursday morning. The Vancouver Canucks' lease at Utica's Memorial Auditorium is up at the end of this season. The Canucks own the Utica Comets and the American Hockey League has played there since 2013. Asked Thursday morning by Sportsnet 650's Rick Dhaliwal to comment on the team's future in upstate New York, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini did not make any commitments, but did acknowledge the team has an option to extend the lease. He was unclear about the terms of that option, but the Utica Observer-Dispatch's Ben Birnell reports the Canucks must make a decision by Jan. 1. “There's

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