Fort Coulonge June 19, 2023
Great news for hockey fans, the Pontiac Comets are back in business.
Team owner Sébastien Bonnerot has announced that the semi-pro team will return for the 2023-2024 season after a three-season absence. The team will play its games at the Centre des Draveurs Century 21 Elite in Fort-Coulonge for the coming hockey season.
The Comets’ activities had been brought to an abrupt halt, due to COVID-19 restrictions, as the team prepared to play in the Quebec Senior AA Hockey League finals in 2020.
After three years of effort, the Comets will finally join the Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League (EOSHL) in the fall of 2023. This league now includes 16 semi-professional senior hockey teams from Ontario and Quebec. Another Quebec team, Low’s Paugan Falls Rapids, will also be making their EOSHL debut this year.
The team schedule will be announced in July.
The Comets and Rapids will play at least one game at the Shawville arena.
The Comets have confirmed the signing of former team captain Darcy Findlay from Shawville, Olivier Knight-Rouleau (former Gatineau Olympiques player) and Matt Warren. Bonnerot favours hiring Pontiac players and staff as much as possible. Mascot Slash will also be back for the Fall.
The 20-game regular season kicks off in October and includes 10 local games. Team owner Sébastien Bonnerot is currently in the process of recruiting personnel. The team is looking for coaches, trainers, administrative staff and logistical support.
Season tickets for the Pontiac Comets are already available in presale at a price of $120 for the VIP section and $80 for the general section.
Ticket prices at the door will be $14 for VIP seating and $12 for general admission. Corporate packages for Pontiac businesses are also available.
For information, reservations or to join the Pontiac Comets organization, contact Sébastien Bonnerot at (819) 790-8430 or use the Pontiac Senior Comets Facebook contact page.
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