Rochester Americans fans throw debris onto ice after coach tells them to get ‘properly lubricated’ pregame
The Rochester Americans hosted a sold-out crowd of 10,746 at Blue Cross Arena for Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night.
With their NHL-affiliated club, the Buffalo Sabres, missing the playoffs and many of the organization’s top prospects now playing in the AHL such as Matthew Savoie, support and excitement for the Amerks has swelled as the team won the North Division and has gone on an unlikely run in the Calder Cup playoffs. The Amerks are playing in the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time 19 years.
To get fans amped for Game Three against the Hershey Bears, the team held a block party on Broad Street before puck drop, appropriately named ROC the Block, which featured food and drink specials.