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Utica's NEXUS Center Grand Opening Happens Thursday at 6
Utica's NEXUS Center Grand Opening Happens Thursday at 6
The Utica NEXUS Center's grand opening will be held on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the newly opened facility, according to Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente. NEXUS is a 1,200 seat venue for youth and junior hockey, soccer and Lacrosse tournaments. The feature rink of the facility will serve as the home ice for Utica University's Women's Hockey program, as well as home to Utica Comets' junior teams.
"This is More than Hockey"
"This is More than Hockey"
Bill Keeler compares the success of the Utica Comets to 1980's "Miracle on Ice."  The miracle in this case is the big thaw that has taken place in Utica, the warming up of a community that has nothing to do with the aseasonal temperatures of late and everything to do with its newest sports team.   Utica is the city that has been - in the past - somewhat cynical about its future.  And, gi