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 play at Blue Cross Arena.
$12 for One Ticket (Up to $26.15 Value)
The Scouting Report
With 16 wins in their first 31 games of the 2012–13 season, the Rochester Americans are in the midst of a tight race with their American Hockey League North Division rivals as they pursue a second-straight postseason berth. On December 30, after a three-game spell in which he notched one goal and five assists, defenseman T.J. Brennan was named the AHL Player of the Week. This honor solidified his status as one of the league's top talents, praising his contributions on both sides of the rink and his ability to tap-dance on skates at halftime. The Amerks should expect a win against the Bulldogs, a divisional foe whose 11–18–1–2 record through 32 games has them positioned in last place.
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