More than 30 ladies competed on Saturday at Hotel Utica to become members of the inaugural Utica Comettes, a hockey cheer squad that will rally the fans at Utica Comets games this season.

The Comettes are a 12 member high-energy dance team that will entertain fans at Comets home games throughout the inaugural season. The Comettes will also be very active in the community by appearing and performing at events throughout Mohawk Valley.

Tryouts for the Comettes dance team took place on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Hotel Utica. Over 30 girls from the Mohawk Valley attended tryouts. The Comets and Hawaiian Holiday would like to thank everyone that tried out for the team. The final decision was not an easy one.

The Comets and Hawaiian Holiday are proud to announce that the following 12 girls made the Comettes final roster:

Alexandra L.
Alyssa D.
Amanda F.
Laura E.
Morgan M.
Nicole P.
Rhianna A.
Samantha  R.
Stephanie A.
Taylor K.
Therese B.
Victoria S.