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Amerks to Televise 11 Home Games on Time Warner

October 17, 2011 - By
Amerks to Televise 11 Home Games on Time Warner

The Amerks announced today that they’ll have 11 home games televised on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, a big difference from every game that’s been televised in recent seasons.  Whether or not having all games on TV helped or hurt the team is a discussion that could go on forever.  The games will be on Channel 26 or HD Channel 1026 in Rochester.  Since games in previous seasons were also broadcast in Buffalo these should be as well.

Below is a schedule of games and more info:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2011

TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET TO TELEVISE 11 AMERKS GAMES DURING THE 2011-12 SEASON

Mike Catalana joins the broadcast team of Don Stevens and Ric Seiling as host

(Rochester, NY)…   Rochester Americans Vice President of Business Operations Rob Kopacz announced today that Time Warner Cable SportsNet will televise 11 regular season Amerks games during the 2011-12 American Hockey League season.

The televised games will be simulcast with the Amerks radio broadcasts, meaning Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster Don Stevens, the Voice of the Amerks now in his 26th season with the club, will be joined by color analyst and former Sabre Ric Seiling in the broadcast booth.Mike Catalana, sports director for 13WHAM News, Rochester’s ABC affiliate, [...]Read More

Styres Never Planned to Move the Amerks

June 30, 2011 - By
Styres Never Planned to Move the Amerks

When Curt Styres bought the Rochester Americans he did so to own a professional hockey team, and well it was also part of a package to buy the Knighthawks which he really wanted. He didn’t do it to acquire a franchise to move it to another city. He also didn’t buy the Amerks to keep them from being moved. If Steve Donner never would have convinced Styres to buy the Amerks he would have simply sold the team to Tom Golisano at the time.

Why is this being brought up? Chuck Wade and Mike Catalana made references to the Amerks “staying here” a few times during their “That’s What We Said” segment below. A few people asked me if Pegula really bought the team because Styres was thinking of moving them. Based on the millions of dollars invested in and lost in Rochester by Curt Styres it’s proof that he has invested in Rochester and did not plan on going anywhere. Watch the segment below:

Chuck Wade said, “Terry Pegula buying the Amerks means they’re not going anywhere.”

Mike Catalana said, “Yes there may be a few things as a die hard Amerks fans that you don’t like, [...]Read More