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RIT Men and Women to Play Outdoors!

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ROCHESTER, NY (March 21, 2013) ­ The RIT men¹s and women¹s hockey teams
announced today that they will play their first outdoor games at
Rochester¹s Frontier Field as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 14,
2013. The women will play Clarkson University in the opener, while the men
will play Niagara University. Game  times will be announced at a later
date.

The 10-day festival will take place from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22, 2013, serving
as a celebration of hockey spent outdoors in downtown Rochester. The
festival begins with a regular season American Hockey League game at
Frontier Field between the Rochester Americans and an opponent that will
be announced at a later date on Dec. 13. As part of the event at Frontier
Field, which is home to Triple-A baseball¹s Rochester Red Wings of the
International League, the downtown ballpark will also host several Section
V High School hockey games, an Alumni Game featuring former players from
the Amerks and Buffalo Sabres, and community events.  Blocks of ice time
will be made available to the public for corporate events, private parties
and youth/adult hockey practices and games.

³We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this wonderful community event,²
said RIT Executive Director of Athletics Lou Spiotti.  ³I speak for all of
our coaches and student-athletes when I say that RIT is proud to provide
quality collegiate hockey to our fans, alumni and the Rochester community.
We are honored to be asked to participate and to have league partner
Niagara University and Liberty League partner, Clarkson University join us
for this event. We will work very hard to make this a memorable experience
for all.²

³Monroe County is delighted to host this week filled with winter fun and
great hockey at a truly unique location, Frontier Field,” said County
Executive Maggie Brooks. “I applaud the Rochester Americans and Rochester
Red Wings for coordinating what will be a memorable week not just for
hockey fans.²

³We are extremely excited to work with our community partners in bringing
outdoor hockey to Rochester,² said Rochester Americans/Buffalo Sabres
President Ted Black.  ³While the chance to play an outdoor game will be an
exciting opportunity for our players and coaches, the event as a whole
will allow the entire community to share in a special experience.²

³We are thrilled to partner with Monroe County and the Sabres, Amerks,
RIT, Section V and Rink Specialists to bring this world class, Big League
event to our community,² said President/CEO/COO of  Rochester Community
Baseball Naomi Silver.  ³We pride ourselves on creating lifelong memories
for our fans and there¹s no doubt that this event is something that
Rochesterians will cherish for a long time.²

The outdoor rink will be constructed at Frontier Field by Rink
Specialists, a global ice skating rink sales, installation and repair
company that provides ongoing operational efficiency and consulting
services.

While complete ticket information on all events will be available at a
later date, the best way to assure tickets to the RIT outdoor games is to
become a Season Ticket Holder.

For more information, visit www.ritathletics.com. When available, tickets
can be purchased at www.rithockey.com or (585) 475-4121.

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