FAIRPORT, NY – Counting down the days. The Rochester Jr. Americans are thrilled to officially announce their 2023-24 schedule.
The Jr. Amerks will play 60 games in their inaugural regular season starting with opening night on Sept. 8 against the Philadelphia Rebels. All of their 28 home games are on either Friday or Saturday night and will start between 7:30p.m. and 8:30p.m. They will be held at the Rochester Ice Center.
𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐊 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐒! 𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑-𝟐𝟒 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐃𝐔𝐋𝐄 𝐈𝐒 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄‼️
— Rochester Jr. Americans (NAHL) (@JrAmerksNAHL) June 28, 2023
The North American Hockey League has 32 teams scattered across the nation. The NAHL is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States. The NAHL is also one of the best in the world at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey.
The Jr. Amerks will compete in the East Division composed of nine teams. Here are the opponents: Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks, Johnstown Tomahawks, Maine Nordiques, Maryland Black Bears, New Hampshire Mountain Kings, New Jersey Titans, Northeast Generals, Philadelphia Rebels.
The NAHL Showcase, which is held in Minnesota, will take place between Sep. 13-16. All 32 teams will compete in four games against opponents outside their division. The event is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer. The Jr. Americans are expected to get their NAHL Showcase schedule in July.
Following the showcase, the Jr. Amerks’ schedule will be exclusively against teams in the East Division. Fans won’t have to wait long to see the new entertainment in town. 16 of the Jr. Amerks’ 28 home games will be before the holiday break. This includes four in September, six in October, and four in December.
The Jr. Americans are on a mission to create one of the best game day experiences in the NAHL. The organization is in the process of renovating Rochester Ice Center to add a videboard, new lighting effects, a media booth, and a party deck. Whether it’s the face-paced hockey, exciting promotions, giveaways, or awesome atmosphere, Jr. Amerks games promise to be a fun time for the whole family at an affordable price.
“We want our games to be electric,” Director of Media and Marketing Kyle Cannillo said. “It’s our hope that fans are on their feet, making noise, and invested from the start. Not only is the game itself exhilarating but we strive for our atmosphere to match that intensity.”
Tickets for Jr. Amerks games can be purchased online or at the door. The organization is in the process of finalizing its ticket platform along with its ticket packages. Once finished, it will be uploaded on their website. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Along with tickets, the Jr. Americans will begin the process of developing their promotional schedule, which should be released to the public later this summer.
Want to watch Rochester’s games on the road? The league is transitioning streaming platforms to a new provider. This will allow fans to watch all games home and away.
For now, don’t forget to follow @JrAmerksNAHL on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to stay connected to the latest news and updates.
For the full NAHL schedule click here.