Originally played on the open sea, hockey was moved indoors after numerous floating rinks were capsized by dolphin paparazzi hoping to catch a glimpse of legendary center Whale Gretzkey. Spy the slickest sport with today's Groupon: for $11, you get one premium ticket to a Rochester Americans hockey game (up to a $22 value).
Watch the Amerks play at one of the following games:
- Wednesday, February 9, at 7:05 p.m. against the Abbotsford Heat
- Friday, March 11, at 7:35 p.m. against the Toronto Marlies
An affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, the American Hockey League’s, the Rochester Americans are six-time Calder Cup champions, and the 2010-2011 squad hopes to improve on last year’s playoff appearance. Amerks coach Chuck Weber and his stable of skaters keep opponents on the tips of their blades with a blend of offensive firepower, defensive might, and a ravenous polar-bear goalie. Spectators can rub elbows, pucks, and good-luck toupees at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial as the Amerks attempt to quell an encroaching Canadian menace with matches against North Division rivals the Abbotsford Heat and Toronto Marlies. Kids and mascot-scholars can catch Americans’ mascots Moose and R. Thunder for their on-ice antics and fan-friendly activities.