The Utica Comets wrapped up their 2021 season on Sunday, their last game as an affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.

The team wasted little time showing off the same logo, but with a new color scheme on Monday afternoon on Facebook. It's the same Comets' emblem fans have seen for the last few years, but instead of blue and green, it's red and black:

 

Earlier this month the Canucks officially announced plans to relocate their AHL affiliate to Abbotsford, British Columbia, leaving the future of hockey in Utica in question. However, following approval from the AHL's Board of Governors, Utica Comets' President Rob Esche announced a new ten-year deal with the New Jersey Devils to bring their minor-league operation to the Utica's Adirondack Bank Center.

 

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

 

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