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FRONTIER FIELD TO HOST OUTDOOR HOCKEY EVENT IN DECEMBER

Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 10:23 AM / News
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FRONTIER FIELD TO HOST OUTDOOR HOCKEY EVENT IN DECEMBER
The Rochester Americans, along with the Rochester Red Wings and Rochester Institute of Technology, announced today that Frontier Field will host an outdoor hockey event from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22, 2013. \r\n

The Rochester Americans, along with the Rochester Red Wings and Rochester Institute of Technology, announced today that Frontier Field will host an outdoor hockey event from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22, 2013.

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The 10-day festival will be a celebration of hockey spent outdoors in downtown Rochester, beginning with a regular season AHL game at Frontier Field between the Amerks and an opponent that will be announced at a later date. As part of the event at Frontier Field, which is home to Triple-A baseball’s Rochester Red Wings of the International League, the downtown ballpark will also host a college hockey double-header for the RIT men’s and women’s NCAA Division I hockey teams, several Section V High School hockey games, an Alumni Game featuring former players from the Amerks and Buffalo Sabres, and community events. Blocks of ice time will be made available to the public for corporate events, private parties and youth/adult hockey practices and games.

“We are extremely excited to work with our community partners in bringing outdoor hockey to Rochester,” said Rochester Americans/Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black. “While the chance to play an outdoor game will be an exciting opportunity for our players and coaches, the event as a whole will allow the entire community to share in a special experience.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Monroe County and the Sabres, Amerks, RIT, Section V and Rink Specialists to bring this world class, Big League event to our community,” said President/CEO/COO of Rochester Community Baseball Naomi Silver. “We pride ourselves on creating lifelong memories for our fans and there’s no doubt that this event is something that Rochesterians will cherish for a long time.”

"We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this wonderful community event,” said RIT Executive Director of Athletics Lou Spiotti. “I speak for all of our coaches and student-athletes when I say that RIT is proud to provide quality collegiate hockey to our fans, alumni and the Rochester community. We are honored to be asked to participate and to have league partner Niagara University and Liberty League partner, Clarkson University join us for this event. We will work very hard to make this a memorable experience for all."

"Monroe County is delighted to host this week filled with winter fun and great hockey at a truly unique location, Frontier Field," said County Executive Maggie Brooks. "I applaud the Rochester Americans and Rochester Red Wings for coordinating what will be a memorable week not just for hockey fans."

The outdoor rink will be constructed at Frontier Field by Rink Specialists, a global ice skating rink sales, installation and repair company that provides ongoing operational efficiency and consulting services.

While complete ticket information on all events will be available at a later date, the best way to assure tickets to the Amerks outdoor game is to be an Amerks or Red Wings Season Ticket Holder. For Amerks Season Ticket Holders, the game will be included in their 37-game ticket packages, though they will have the right to opt out of the game. Red Wings Season Ticket Holders will also have access to a ticket presale. Fans that wish to be notified of ticket information via email as it becomes available can do so by visiting www.amerks.com/outdoor.

Amerks Full-Season Tickets, Half-Season Plans, Freedom Packs and 12-Game ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are now on sale. For more information, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82