The Rochester Americans have clinched a berth in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs, marking the 42nd time in the 56-year history of the franchise that the Amerks have advanced to the postseason.
Tickets for home games of the Amerks’ first round series of the 2012 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs versus the Toronto Marlies will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 16.
The first two games of the best-of-five series will take place in Toronto at Ricoh Coliseum. Game 1 is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m., while Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m.
The Amerks will host Game 3 and Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Series. Game 3 will take place on Monday, April 23 at The Blue Cross Arena at 7:05 p.m. Game 4, if necessary, will be played on Wednesday, April 25 at The Blue Cross Arena at 7:05 p.m.
Game 5 of the series, if necessary, will be back at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m.
Individual game tickets for home games of the Amerks’ first round series will start at $12 per game for Upper End/Balcony seats. Upper Bowl tickets will be priced at $16 per game, and Lower Bowl tickets are available for $18 per game.
Playoff Strips for Rounds One and Two are still available to current Season Ticket Holders, which allow them to purchase their same seat location for the entirety of the playoffs. Season Ticket Holders can contact the Amerks Ticket Office to take advantage of Playoff Strips.
Amerks Calder Cup Playoff tickets are available at www.amerks.com, by calling 1-855-GO-AMERKS or at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office.
Western Conference Quarterfinals – Series “F” (best-of-5)
2-Toronto Marlies vs. 7-Rochester Americans
Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 19 – Rochester at Toronto, 7:00
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 21 – Rochester at Toronto, 3:00
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 23 – Toronto at Rochester, 7:05
*Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 25 – Toronto at Rochester, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 28 – Rochester at Toronto, 3:00
The Amerks, led by first-year head coach Ron Rolston, finished the 2011-12 regular season with a record of 36-26-10-4 for 86 points to qualify for the playoffs. Rookie Phil Varone led the team in scoring for the season with 52 points on 11 goals and 41 assists, while Derek Whitmore led the team with a career-high 28 goals. Goaltender David Leggio, who was named team MVP, enters the postseason having started 23 consecutive games and posted a career-high 28 wins this season. He finished with a 28-24-2 record to go along with a 2.63 goals against average, a .917 save percentage and two shutouts.