The American Hockey League released the full 2012-2013 schedule today so now it’s time to start planning some road trips and schedules around the upcoming season. The schedule still stinks and again there’s little variety, the Amerks play the same set of teams as last year. Someday the board of governors will recognize that fans want to see more of a variety to the schedule and see different teams. The biggest change is that Friday night home games have moved from a 7:35pm start to 7:05pm.
That start time seems to be the only lowlight of the schedule. The Amerks have played games on Friday nights at 7:35 for a very long time. Rob Kopaz told Kevin Oklobzija the following about the change:
1) Consistency to the schedule. Fans don’t need to try to remember if it’s 7:05 or 7:35.
2) It’s more family friendly. “If you want younger kids to come to games, starting earlier is better,” he said.
3) The team gets on the bus sooner and, thus, gets more rest before the Saturday road game. There will be 14 times the Amerks are home Friday and on the road Saturday (most are game-day bus trips to Syracuse, [...]Read More