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Amerks open 65th season tonight against Utica

TONIGHT’S GAME OVERVIEW

  • The Rochester Americans open their historic 65th season in the American Hockey League – and 39th as the primary affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres – tonight when they host the North Division rival Utica Comets at The Blue Cross Arena.
  • The 7:05 p.m. matchup will be the first of 14 scheduled meetings between the two teams this season.
  • The game will be carried live on The Sports Leader 95.7 FM/950 AM ESPN Rochester as well as AHLTV. Tonight’s Home Opener will also be televised live locally on CW Rochester channel 16.
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OPENING THE SEASON

  • The Amerks enter the new campaign with a 39-19-6 all-time home-opening record and have outscored their opponents 263-203 dating back to when the puck first dropped on Rochester’s inaugural season in 1956.
  • Additionally, Rochester enters its 65th season with a 33-24-7 all-time record in season-opening games, outscoring its opponents 240-219 over the past 64 years.
  • Tonight’s Home Opener marks the ninth straight year in which the Amerks have opened the season on home ice.
  • The Amerks have scored six or more goals in six of their last nine home-opening wins dating back to an 8-5 victory over the Toronto Marlies to begin the 2005-06 season.
  • Rochester has won five of its last six season-opening contests dating back to the 2014-15 season.

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