News | 8/23/2012 9:49:01 AM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
Registration for Amerks Street HockeyFest 2012 is officially closed. Full information on the tournament, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 25 at Frontier Field, for registered participants can be found below:
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The tournament will consist of five divisions based on age. Games will be played 3-on-3 plus a goaltender and one optional substitute. Participants are responsible for bringing their own equipment, including sneakers, hockey sticks and gloves. Goaltender equipment is mandatory, while helmets are mandatory for mites and squirts. Additional protective gear is optional, but recommended. Each player will also need to complete a waiver prior to participating.
As part of the tournament, the Rochester Americans and the Rochester Police Department’s Police Activities League (P.A.L.) are joining forces for an exhibition street hockey game between Amerks Alumni and members of the Rochester Police Department at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The Amerks Alumni team will be represented by forwards Jody Gage and Chris Taylor, along with defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick. Gage, whose No. 9 is retired by the Amerks, is the franchise’s all-time leader in goals (351), assists (377), points (728) and games played (653), and is a member of both the AHL Hall of Fame and Amerks Hall of Fame. Taylor, who now serves as the Amerks’ development coach, is the fifth-leading scorer in team history with 481 points (142+339) in 519 games, while his 339 assists rank third all-time. Fitzpatrick, a native of Irondequoit and three-time AHL All-Star, played in 287 career NHL games, including 157 with the Buffalo Sabres, as well as 474 career AHL games (211 with Rochester). Gage, Taylor and Fitzpatrick are all former Amerks captains.
The Rochester Police Department team will consist of officers who participate in the Police Activities League. In addition to the exhibition game against Amerks Alumni, there will also be “Cops and Kids” street hockey games taking place as members of the RPD are teamed with children from the community.