The opponent is set and the dates are locked in. The Rochester Americans will take on the defending Calder Cup Champion Toronto Marlies in the first round of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. The first round is a best of five series. All rounds after are best of seven.
In six games during the 2018/2019 regular season the Amerks won five times. Three in regulation, once in overtime, and once in a shootout. The Amerks played the Marlies in the first round of the playoffs in 2012 and 2013 and were swept in both years.
Here’s the schedule:
- Game 1 | Friday, April 19 – Toronto at Rochester | 7:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena
- Game 2 | Sunday, April 21 – Toronto at Rochester | 3:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena
- Game 3 | Wednesday, April 24 – Rochester at Toronto | 7:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Coliseum
- *Game 4 | Friday, April 26 – Rochester at Toronto | 7:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Coliseum
- *Game 5 | Sunday, April 28 – Toronto at Rochester | 5:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena
Yes, the Amerks play on Easter Sunday. It’s not ideal but the first round has to be completed in 10 days. The Rochester Knighthawks already had the Saturday night booked leaving Sunday as the best option for game two. Plan a trip to the arena, family will understand, and bring them along.
There’ll be a lot more to come about how the teams match up in the playoffs as the week goes on.
Tickets for all first-round home games are on sale now. Individual game tickets for Round One of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs start as low as just $14 and range in price up to $28 depending on seat location. All tickets purchased on the day of the game will increase by $2.
Fans also have the opportunity to purchase all potential home playoff games with a Playoff Pack, which are currently on sale. Convenient payment options are available and guarantee your seating at the lowest rates for all home playoff games at The Blue Cross Arena. Additionally, new and current Amerks Season Ticket Members will be able to purchase additional single-game tickets for all first-round home playoff games for as little as $12.
Amerks Calder Cup Playoff tickets are available for purchase either in person at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office, online at WWW.AMERKS.COM or by calling 1-855-GO-AMERKS.