Syracuse Crunch Announce Details For Home Opener Presented By Upstate University Hospital Oct. 22


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Crunch have announced details for the 2022-23 Home Opener presented by Upstate University Hospital when the team hosts the Rochester Americans on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

The game will be highlighted by an opening ceremony promoting the future is now. As the top developmental team of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Crunch are the future of the Bolts. Since the start of the affiliation in 2012, 76 different players have appeared with both the Crunch and Lightning. Beyond that, 382 players have skated in both a Crunch game and NHL game since the team came to Syracuse in 1994.

To further represent the future of hockey, local youth hockey participants from various organizations in the Syracuse area players will accompany the team onto the ice during player introductions.

Additionally, the first 5,000 fans in attendance on Oct. 22 will receive thunder sticks, courtesy of Upstate University Hospital.

Upstate University Hospital is a 752-bed hospital that is part of Upstate Medical University, State University of New York. A highlight of Upstate’s leading role in the region is its ability to ensure access to vital one-of-a-kind services, such as burn and trauma care and an array of highly specialized stroke, cancer, neurology, neurosurgical, pediatric and orthopedic services through its Downtown Campus, Community Campus (Upstate Community Hospital), Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Upstate Cancer Center, and dozens of facilities spread throughout the region. More info can be found at:

Single game tickets and ticket packages for the 2022-23 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).

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