The Amerks announced today that they’ll have 11 home games televised on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, a big difference from every game that’s been televised in recent seasons. Â Whether or not having all games on TV helped or hurt the team is a discussion that could go on forever. Â The games will be on Channel 26 or HD Channel 1026 in Rochester. Â Since games in previous seasons were also broadcast in Buffalo these should be as well.
Below is a schedule of games and more info:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEÂ October 17, 2011
TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET TO TELEVISE 11Â AMERKS GAMES DURING THE 2011-12 SEASON
Mike Catalana joins the broadcast team of Don Stevens and Ric SeilingÂ as host
(Rochester, NY)…Â Â Â Rochester Americans Vice President of Business OperationsÂ Rob KopaczÂ announced today that Time Warner Cable SportsNet will televise 11 regular season Amerks games during the 2011-12 American Hockey League season.
The televised games will be simulcast with the Amerks radio broadcasts, meaning Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcasterÂ Don Stevens, the Voice of the Amerks now in his 26th season with the club, will be joined by color analyst and former SabreÂ Ric SeilingÂ in the broadcast booth.Mike Catalana, sports director for 13WHAM News, Rochesterâ€™s ABC affiliate, will join Stevens and Seiling on air as host of the broadcasts.Â Catalana, who has covered nearly every major sporting event in the country during his career, has been a fixture on the Rochester sports scene since 1987.Â He won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature in 2006 and he and his sports staff have also been honored as best in the state by the Associated Press and the New York State Broadcasters Association.
The following games are scheduled to be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsNet during the 2011-12 season:
Friday, Oct. 21 vs. Hamilton (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 23 vs. Adirondack (6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 6 vs. Syracuse (6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 21 vs. Lake Erie (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 20 vs. Oklahoma City (7:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Feb. 2 vs. Abbotsford (7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, Feb. 22 vs. Hershey (7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, Mar. 4 vs. Toronto (5:00 p.m.)
Friday, Mar. 9 vs. Binghamton (7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Apr. 10 vs. Grand Rapids (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, Apr. 13 vs. Syracuse (7:30 p.m.)
Time Warner Cable SportsNet Rochester is available on Channel 26 or HD Channel 1026.
The Amerks return to action Tuesday, Oct 18 at 7:05 p.m. when they host the rival Syracuse Crunch at The Blue Cross Arena.Â Fans can take advantage of a Tim Hortons â€œTwo-for-Twoâ€ Day by purchasing two tickets, two Tim Hortons travel mugs and one free first-fill coupon with each travel mug for just $22.Â Tickets are available atÂ www.amerks.com, the Blue Cross Arena Box Office or by calling 1-855-GO-AMERKS.