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Crunch and Upstate Medical University to Present 20th Anniversary Team

March 3, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

Syracuse, NY -The Syracuse Crunch and Upstate Medical University are teaming up to present the Upstate Medical University 20th Anniversary Team as chosen by Crunch fans. Beginning on March 3, 2014 fans will have the opportunity to vote their favorite coaches and players from the Crunch's 20-year history onto the 20th Anniversary team.

Voting will be broken down by position with coaches, defensemen, tough guys, forwards and goalies each being featured for one week. Fans can vote for the coaches and players who will receive a position on the 20th Anniversary Team from a link on the Crunch website. The voting schedule and announcements are as follows:

Monday, March 3 - Friday, March 7 voting for coaches with the winners announced on Saturday, March 8 when the Crunch host the Rochester Americans.

Monday, March 10 - Friday, March 14 voting for defensemen with the winners announced on Saturday, March 15 when the Crunch host the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Monday, March 17 - Friday, March 21 voting for tough guys with the winners announced on Saturday, March 22 when the Crunch host the Albany Devils.

Monday, March 24 - Friday, March 28 voting for forwards with the winners announced on Saturday, March 29 when the Crunch host the Binghamton Senators.

Monday, March 31 - Friday, April 4 voting for goalies with the winners announced on Saturday, April 5 when the Crunch host the Utica Comets

In conjunction with the selection of the 20th Anniversary Team, the Crunch will bring back former Crunch right wing Reggie Savage on Saturday, March 29 and goaltender Karl Goehring Saturday, April 5 to the War Memorial Arena.

Savage appeared in 166 games with the Crunch and tallied 145 points (82g; 8a) during his three seasons in 1995-1996 and 1999-2001. Goehring appeared in 177 games earning a 78-71-15 record with a 2.58 goals allowed average and .914 save percentage during his five seasons in 2001-2005 and 2007-2008. Savage and Goehring will participate in ceremonial puck drops and be available for autographs during the first intermission.

Already known for its #1 cancer-fighting program, Upstate Medical University is striking even harder at this formidable enemy by building the new Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, New York. Opening in 2014, this five-story, LEED silver certified facility will be the only comprehensive outpatient resource for the treatment of cancer and blood disorders for both children and adults in a 17-county service area. The new Center will unify Upstate's cancer care services under one roof and feature support services and special amenities to address all aspects of patient and family-centered care...within a new comforting, hope-filled environment. For more information call 315-464-HOPE (4673) or visit

Single and season tickets for 2013-14 can be purchased either in person at the Crunch Box Office located at the War Memorial on 800 South State Street in Syracuse, or by calling the office at (315) 473- 4444. For all the latest Crunch information and updates, fans can visit the team's official website at or follow the club on Facebook at and on Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch).

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