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Amerks to Face Crunch in North Division Semifinals of 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs

April 21, 2024 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Rochester Americans News Release

(Rochester, NY) - The Rochester Americans will face the Syracuse Crunch in the North Division Semifinals of the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs.

The Amerks clinched second place in the American Hockey League's North Division standings by way of a 3-2 win over the Utica Comets earlier today in the 2023-24 regular season finale at Adirondack Bank Center, thus earning a first-round bye for the second straight year.

The second-round series will mark the sixth meeting in the postseason between the intrastate rivals and the second year in a row after Rochester defeated Syracuse three games to two during its historic run to the Eastern Conference Final last spring.

The Amerks secured their fifth straight playoff berth by virtue of Utica's overtime loss to Providence on April 12, marking the team's 49th appearance in the 68-year history of the franchise.

Rochester will host Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-five series on Friday, April 26 and Sunday, April 28 at The Blue Cross Arena. If necessary, the series will return to Rochester for a decisive Game 5 on Friday, May 10 at The Blue Cross Arena.

Below is the full second-round schedule for the best-of-five North Division Semifinals between the second place Amerks and third-place Crunch.

Game 1 | Friday, April 26 - Syracuse at Rochester | 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena

Game 2 | Sunday, April 28 - Syracuse at Rochester | 3:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena

Game 3 | Thursday, May 2 - Rochester at Syracuse | 7:00 p.m. at Upstate Medical University Arena

*Game 4 | Saturday, May 4 - Rochester at Syracuse | 7:00 p.m. at Upstate Medical University Arena

*Game 5 | Friday, May 10 - Syracuse at Rochester | 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena

*if necessary

Festivities for Game 1 of the series on Friday, April 26 begins with a Genesee Pregame Happy Hour for fans 21 and older from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Genesee Brew House Upper Atrium Bar, featuring live music and $3 drafts of Genesee and Genesee Light. The first 5,000 fans in attendance for Game 1 will receive an Amerks rally towel, courtesy of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

Tickets for Rochester's guaranteed home games are scheduled to go on sale to the general public beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, but a special presale online-only offer will be available to select fans at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22. Fans are encouraged to sign up for presale access at

Amerks Calder Cup Playoff tickets are available for purchase either in person at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office, online at or by calling 585-454-5335.

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