Hockey combines the speed of basketball, the hard hits of football, and the glistening blades of competitive shaving. Study frozen fusion with this GrouponLive deal to see the Rochester Americans take on the Houston Aeros at Blue Cross Arena on Friday, February 15, at 7:05 p.m.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for one G-pass for seating in an upper-level section (up to a $24.15 value, including fees)
- $12 for one G-pass for seating in a lower-level section (up to a $26.15 value, including fees)
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
The Scouting Report
With 24 wins in their first 42 games of the 2012–13 season, the Rochester Americans are in the midst of a tight race with their American Hockey League Western Conference rivals as they pursue a second-straight postseason berth. The Amerks have won nine of their last 11 home games behind the stellar play of goaltender David Leggio, who leads the American Hockey League in wins. Although they haven't met the Amerks on the ice yet this season, the Houston Aeros were tied with Rochester in the standings entering play this week.
The February 15 contest is also Hall of Fame Night, celebrating the induction of Dane Jackson and Rich Funke into the Rochester Americans hall of fame. Dane, a former Rochester player from 1995–1998 and 1999–2001, carved his place in Americans history by captaining the team during their 1996 Calder Cup championship and netting 170 points while wearing the team's colors. Rich has been a valuable member of the Americans' broadcast team and helped the squad rise in popularity by convincing WHEC to begin broadcasting their games in the early 1980s.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The Rochester Americans trace their roots back to the 1956–57 AHL season, when they entered the league with a bang by advancing all the way to the Calder Cup championship. They ended up losing the series to the Cleveland Barons, but their fast start did, indeed, portend future success; in a stunning spell of dominance, Rochester won three Calder Cups from 1964–68, losing in the championship series in 1966–67, the one season they failed to capture the title. The Amerks seized Calder Cup glory again in 1983, 1987, and 1996 for a total of six championships. Today, the Amerks remain one of the league’s most storied franchises, having spent most of their 32 seasons as the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.
Blue Cross Arena
One War Memorial Sq.
Rochester, New York 14614