Amerks will face Crunch in the Northern Division semi-finals of the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs

Rochester Americans

April 21, 2024 – American Hockey League (AHL)
Rochester Americans news report

(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 North Division standings with a 3-2 victory over the Utica Comets earlier today in the 2023-2024 regular season finale at Adirondack Bank Center, earning a bye in the first round for the second. right year.

The second-round series marks the sixth postseason meeting between the intrastate rivals and the second straight year after Rochester defeated Syracuse three games to two during the historic run to the Eastern Conference Final last spring.

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

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 returns to Rochester for a decisive Game 5 on Friday, May 10 at The Blue Cross Arena.

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

Game 1 | Friday, April 26 – Syracuse at Rochester | 7.05 pm in the Blue Cross Arena

Game 2 | Sunday, April 28 – Syracuse at Rochester | 3.05 pm in the Blue Cross Arena

Game 3 | Thursday, May 2 – Rochester at Syracuse | 7:00 PM at Upstate Medical University Arena

*Game 4 | Saturday, May 4 – Rochester at Syracuse | 7:00 PM at Upstate Medical University Arena

*Game 5 | Friday, May 10 – Syracuse at Rochester | 7.05 pm in the Blue Cross Arena

*If necessary

The festivities for Game 1 of the series kick off on Friday, April 26 with a Genesee Pregame Happy Hour for fans 21 and older from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Genesee Brew House Upper Atrium Bar, featuring live music and $3 drafts from Genesee and Genesee Light . The first 5,000 fans in attendance at Game 1 will receive an Amerks rally towel, courtesy of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

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

Amerks Calder Cup Playoff tickets can be purchased in person at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office, online at or by calling 585-454-5335.

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