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Join the Amerks for Hockey Weekend Across America celebration

Feb 28, 2018 | Sports Scene

The Rochester Americans are proud to support USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America, scheduled for Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4. The Amerks will host the Laval Rocket at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 at The Blue Cross Arena.

The weekend events begin Friday with USA Hockey’s “Wear Your Favorite Jersey” Day. The Amerks are encouraging local players and fans to take part in the event by wearing their favorite jersey to work or school and sending photos to the Amerks’ official Facebook and Twitter accounts for the team to share.

Saturday is “Try Hockey Day,” as hundreds of rinks nationwide will host Try Hockey For Free clinics, allowing thousands of children to experience hockey for the first time. Locally, there will be several Try Hockey for Free sessions where the Amerks mascot, The Moose, and/or staff members will be on-hand.

Local Try Hockey For Free events are currently scheduled to include:
• 10 a.m.: Webster Ice Arena, 865 Publishers Parkway, Webster
• 3 p.m.: Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Brighton

On Sunday, the Amerks will celebrate Youth Hockey Day presented by UR Sports Medicine during their game against the Laval Rocket. As part of the day, the Amerks are offering all registered USA Hockey members one free ticket to Sunday’s game with additional tickets for family and friends starting at $14. USA Hockey members can take advantage of the offer by visiting www.amerks.com/hwaa or presenting their USA Hockey membership card at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office. Additionally, local youth hockey players can receive a complimentary ticket to Sunday’s matchup by wearing their Youth Hockey Jersey to the game. All other kids tickets (aged 12 and under) are available just $10 each.

Now in in its 11th year, Hockey Weekend Across America was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences.

The first 5,000 people at Sunday’s game will receive Thundersticks, courtesy of UR Sports Medicine.

Sunday’s game will also feature the annual chicken wing-eating contest sponsored by The Distillery, which will take place in the tunnel located between sections 114 and 116 during the first intermission. For the second straight year, fans were able to vote on their favorite wing sauce on Amerks social media channels. The contestant that eats the most chicken wings soaked in the winning sauce voted most popular by the fans on social media will win a prize pack courtesy of The Distillery and the Amerks.

Following Sunday’s game, Amerks players will stop by The Distillery, located at 3010 South Winton Road, for the final official postgame party of the season as fans are invited to join in. The Distillery will offer a variety of great food and drink specials while Amerks prizes will be given away throughout the party.

For more information, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.


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