Amerks Schedule TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE Day Activities at Local Rinks


    The Rochester Americans will be supporting USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Dayon Saturday, Nov. 2 at various local ice rinks.


    As part of Saturday’s nationwide initiative, USA Hockey and participating programs are encouraging kids ages 4 to 9 to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey as part of the NHL’s Come Play Hockey Month. All locations have a limited amount of equipment available for use.


    “Try Hockey For Free Day is a great initiative offered by USA Hockey and one that the Rochester Americans are happy to support,” said Amerks Vice President of Business Operations Rob Kopacz. “We hope to see many families take advantage of this outstanding opportunity.”


    The Amerks will support the efforts of local youth hockey programs by having the team’s mascot, the Moose, as well as staff or players at the following rinks:


    ·         10:00  a.m.: Thomas Creek Ice Arena – 80 Lyndon Rd, Fairport, NY 14450 (Staff only)


    ·         11:00 a.m.: Scottsville Ice Arena – 1800 Chili Scottsville Rd, Scottsville, NY 14546 (Staff & Moose)


    ·         3:00 p.m.  and 4:30 p.m. – Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex – 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Brighton, NY 14623 (Moose throughout the afternoon with Amerks players Colin Jacobs and Johnny McGuire skating during the 4:30 p.m. session)


    All kids who participate at the aforementioned Try Hockey For Free sessions can receive a voucher for a complimentary ticket to an Amerks home game with additional tickets available to them for just $12. For more information on Try Hockey For Free Day, visit or contact one of the local rinks listed above.


    The Amerks’ next home game is Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Hamilton Bulldogs. Full-Season, Half-Season, Freedom Packs and 12-Game ticket packages, along with individual game tickets, for the 2013-14 season are now on sale. For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.