Any Rochester Americans fans who have still had doubts about the new Pegula owned Amerks should be at ease after reading either the letter they got in the mail as a season ticket holder or the full page note on the back of section A in Sunday’s Democrat and Chronicle.
There’s a lot in it but the one section that sticks out the most:
Along with each player and fan, we have all shared one vision: to bring a chmpionship to our region. As we turn the page on a new chapter of Buffalo Sabres hockey, the goal now is to win the Calder Cup on the way to ultimately winning the Stanley Cup.
There you have it. It’s what Amerks fans have wanted to hear and he has delivered. As you read the letter or have already read the letter you get the feeling he cares for more than just “development” which has been a concern for many (and for good reason). The commitment to winning is the key to success for any sports franchise and it’s a desire and promise from the Pegula family. What an exciting time for hockey in Western New York!
Here’s the full letter:
Dear Amerks Fans,
It is my pleasure to welcome back the great fans of the Rochester Americans to the Sabres family. On behalf of my entire family, I want to let you know that we are extremely excited to reconnect our two great hockey towns and revive one of the longest affiliations in the entire American Hockey League.
As a longtime Sabres fan, I have followed all of the great players that have represented Buffalo and have spent time preparing for the National Hockey League in the Flower City. I have sat in your seat in the Blue Cross Arena and have cheered on the great Amerks of the past. Now, I look forward to having that same opportunity to do so again with the Amerks of the future. The Amerks have provided our organization with some of the best players to ever hit the ice in Western New York. Along with each player and fan, we have all shared one vision: to bring a championship to our region. As we turn the page on a new chapter of Buffalo Sabres hockey, the goal now is to win the Calder Cup on the way to ultimately winning the Stanley Cup.
For almost six deades, you have cheered your team to six Calder Cup Championships and numerous division and conference championships. You have worn your red, white and blue with pride. I want to assure you that we are committed to restoring the cherished history for both the Americans organization and their loyal fans.
As the first step in this journey together, I am excited to announce that all season tickets will be priced at just $10 per game. And we can assure you that season ticket holders will always receive the best ticket pricing. From lower season tickets prices to a stronger product on the ice, we will do everything we can to enhance your game night experience.
See you on game day…
Terrence M. Pegula