In honor of Veterans Day, the Utica Comets will be hosting a special Military Night celebration tonight when they take on the Hartford Wolfpack at the Adirondack Bank Center at 7:00.

Chapter 490 Military Order of the Purple Heart recently announced the Comets will be honored as the first Purple Heart Hockey Club in the country for their commitment to honoring veterans and the military.

An official proclamation ceremony will be held at 4:30 in the Adirondack Bank Center Plaza and a new Military Branch Memorial will also be unveiled outside the arena.

The Comets will play in black camo and purple jerseys.

14 jerseys will be auctioned off after the game, with all proceeds benefiting the CNY Veterans Outreach Center.