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High School Musical Star To Appear At Quickway Opening Night

September 16, 2008 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

Syracuse, NY (September 16, 2008) - The Syracuse Crunch announced today that Ryne Sanborn, known for his role as Jason Cross in Disney's High School Musical, will appear at the Crunch's Quickway home opener on October 11.

Sanborn, 19, has appeared in all three installments of Disney's High School Musical series, including High School Musical 3: Senior Year, which is scheduled to open in theatres nationwide on October 24.

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Sanborn has also appeared in the television shows Touched by an Angel and Everwood and is scheduled to appear in the 2008 film, The Adventures of Food Boy. In addition, Sanborn was the "Child of Light" at the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

An avid hockey fan, Sanborn's childhood dream was to play for the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team. He played hockey at Taylorsville High School as well as Utah's Under-16 travel team. Sanborn frequently plays in charity games across the country consisting of National Hockey League alumni and celebrities.

Sanborn is currently a student at the University of Utah studying architecture. In addition to participating in the Crunch's opening night ceremonies, Sanborn will be available for autographs following the first period.

The Crunch open their 15th AHL season with a home-and-home series against their I-90 rivals, the Rochester Americans. The teams will face-off at the Blue Cross Arena on Friday, October 10, followed by the Crunch's home opener at the War Memorial at Oncenter on Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are available by calling the Crunch office at (315) 473-4444.

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