The Moose And Other Mascots at Eastview Mall, NY)… Members of the Rochester Sports Group staff, along with the team mascots, will make two appearances at Eastview Mall this December. The Rochester Americans, Knighthawks, Rhinos and Rattlers will visit the mall in Victor on Saturday, December 8th and Saturday, December 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Fans of the teams can visit the kiosk near the food court to pick up information on season ticket packages, holiday packages, and bricks and tiles for PAETEC Park. At each appearance, passersby can enter to win two Amerks season tickets and two knighthawks season tickets for the 2007-08 seasons.

The National Lacrosse League Championship Trophy will also be on display. Fans can bring their cameras and get their pictures taken with it.

The defending champion Knighthawks begin their 14th season with a home-and-home series against the rival Buffalo Bandits. The game is a rematch of last year’s East Division Finals. Rochester opens the season on Friday, January 11th at HSBC Arena. On Saturday, January 12th, the Knighthawks will raise their championship banner prior to hosting the Bandits at 7:35 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.

Rochester captured the 2007 NLL Champion’s Cup on May 12th, defeating the Arizona Sting 13-11 at Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The win was the team’s 15th straight and capped a 17-2 season. The championship was the second in the franchise’s history. The Knighthawks last won the title in 1997.