Rochester Americans venues
Rochester Americans Tickets
League: American Hockey League
Location: Rochester, N.Y.
Venue: Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial
Notable Players: Chris Taylor, Randy Cunneyworth, Larry Hillman, Scott Metcalfe, Jacques Cloutier, Jim Jackson, Bob Mongrain, Dan Frawley, Craig Charron, Gerry Ehman
Rochester Americans TicketsThe Rochester Americans are one of the oldest and most prestigious teams in the AHL. Originally founded in 1956, Rochester made the Calder Cup finals in its first-ever season with a 34-25-5 record. Led by Head Coach Billy Reay, the team lost to the Cleveland Barons in five games. After several more years near the top of the AHL, Rochester finally won its first-ever championship in 1965: a five-game victory over the Hershey Bears. That marked the start of a four-year stretch in which Rochester made the Calder Cup finals every season, including victories in 1966 and 1968. Three more championships followed in 1983, 1987 and 1996. Rochester has finished as the runner-up on 10 separate occasions. Jody Gage, who played for the team between 1985 and 1996, accumulated 728 points — including 351 goals and 377 assists — in 653 appearances, all Rochester records. You can purchase Rochester Americans tickets at StubHub, a leading source for live events.
Who is the Rochester Americans’ affiliate?Rochester has been affiliated with its owner and operator, the Buffalo Sabres, since 1979. The Americans serve as a kind of developmental system for prospects and aspiring players for its NHL affiliate. Almost 90 percent of NHL players have spent at least some time in the American Hockey League.
What was the Rochester Americans' record last season?Rochester earned a second-place finish in the North Division with 99 points and a record of 46-23, plus five overtime losses and two shootout losses. Despite its great year, however, Rochester lost to the defending champions Toronto Marlies, which finished third in the division, with a three-game sweep in the first round of the playoffs. After a 4-1 loss in game one, Rochester came close but failed to tie the series with a 3-2 loss in overtime. Toronto closed it out with a 3-1 victory.
What is the Rochester Americans current schedule?Rochester’s 2019 to 2020 season begins with a home game against the Syracuse Crunch on Oct. 4, 2019, and ends with a road game against the Binghamton Devils on April 11, 2020. Other important division games include the Toronto Marlies, Cleveland Monsters, Belleville Senators, Utica Comets and Laval Rocket. Rochester plays each division team up to 12 times per season. If Rochester finishes as one of the top four teams in the division, then it will enter the playoffs.
Who is the Rochester Americans' biggest rival?Rochester shares a natural intra-state rivalry with fellow North Division opponent the Syracuse Crunch. Separated by less than 100 miles, the two teams have played each other every year since Syracuse entered the league in the 1990s. It was also announced in 2018 that Rochester would partake in the Great Lakes Rivalry Series against the Cleveland Monsters.
Who is the Rochester Americans' head coach?Chris Taylor is the current head coach of the Rochester Americans. Except for a three-year stint with the Frankfurt Lions, Taylor played for Rochester and/or Buffalo every season between 1999 and 2011. Following his retirement, Taylor joined Rochester as a development coach and an assistant coach. He served briefly as an assistant for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2016. However, he returned to Rochester as head coach in 2017.
How big is the venue for the Rochester Americans games?The Blue Cross Arena has a fixed seating capacity of 10,662 for hockey games. Rochester has set a record attendance of 11,200 on four separate occasions, including an April 1, 2005, game against Cleveland.
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