News | 7/29/2014 1:19:22 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS

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The Rochester Americans and Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex have extended their agreement to keep the Iceplex as the official practice facility of the Amerks.

As part of the agreement, the Amerks will utilize the Iceplex for all practices that take place outside of The Blue Cross Arena and will have an on-site team locker room at the multi-sport facility. Renovations to the Amerks locker room at the Iceplex are currently taking place to upgrade the facilities. 

“The Rochester Americans are encouraged by the ongoing efforts being made by the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex to improve programming and facility amenities necessary to meet the needs of today’s active families and hockey players at all levels of the game,” said Rob Kopacz, Vice President of Business Operations for the Amerks.  “The cooperation and support we have received from the BGRI management team made it possible for us to continue our relationship and we are appreciative of those efforts.”

“The Rochester Americans are one of the most storied franchises in the American Hockey League and we are extremely excited to continue our relationship with them,” said Chris Woodworth, General Manager at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex.  “Outside of practicing at our facility, their participation in our growth of the game initiatives has had a large impact on our success, which is helping grow the game of ice hockey in the Greater Rochester area.  We look forward to continuing these efforts, which will help keep Rochester as a hotbed of hockey for years to come.”

Amerks 2014-15 Season Tickets, which start as low as just $6 per game, are now on sale. The Amerks are also offering a variety of partial ticket plans, including Half-Season Plans, Freedom Packs, 12-Packs and 6-Packs. For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.

About Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex: Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is a 170,000 square foot, multi-sport facility located on the campus of Monroe Community College.  It is home to four NHL sized ice rinks, a Bill Gray’s Restaurant, Tap Room and Snack Bar, Abbott's Frozen Custard, City Brew Coffee, Locker Room Sports retail hockey store, Maksymum Hockey, Excelsior Sports Prep, Travel Team USA. It is also the training facility for the Rochester Americans AHL team and home to Nazareth Ice Hockey, Rochester Youth Hockey, Rochester Americans Junior Hockey, Rochester Americans Tier 1 Hockey teams, Brighton High School Hockey, Pittsford High School Hockey, Spencerport High School Hockey, ROC City Roller Derby, Rochester Ice Cats Hockey, Rochester Raiders Football and numerous other organizations. For more information, visit

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