The Rochester Americans, in conjunction with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, announced today that the team will televise nine of its 16 home games locally on CW Rochester during the upcoming 2020-21 American Hockey League season.
The broadcast schedule will feature four live events, beginning with Rochester’s Home Opener on Friday, Feb. 5 against the Utica Comets, as well as five tape-delayed games that will be available for viewing starting at 10 p.m. the night of the game. Games will be available to Spectrum cable subscribers on channel 16, DirecTV customers on channel 14 and over the air on channel 13.2.
“We’re thrilled to bring Amerks broadcasts to the loyal fans who have had to go a full year without their hockey team,” said 13WHAM Sports Director Mike Catalana.
“Rochester loves its hockey, so we are very pleased to add the Amerks to our sports programming lineup,” said WUHF and WHAM-TV Vice President and General Manager Chuck Samuels.
The televised home games will be simulcast with the Amerks radio broadcasts on ESPN Rochester, as Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster Don Stevens, the legendary Voice of the Amerks, returns for his remarkable 35th season with the club.
The complete 2020-21 broadcast schedule is as follows, subject to change.
Friday, Feb. 5 vs. Utica | LIVE | 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18 vs. Utica | Tape-delayed | 10 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 12 vs. Cleveland | Tape-delayed | 10 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 13 vs. Utica | LIVE | 7-10 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 28 vs. Utica | LIVE | 5-8 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 2 vs. Syracuse | Tape-delayed | 10 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 23 vs. Utica | Tape-delayed | 10 p.m.
Friday, May 14 vs. Utica | Tape-delayed | 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 15 vs. Syracuse | LIVE | 7-10 p.m.
All 32 Amerks games this season will be carried live on ESPN Rochester as well as AHLTV with full-season packages starting as low as just $44.99. AHLTV features live streaming of every AHL game in high definition on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices at AHLTV.com, as well as on over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. AHLTV is also available through the official AHL mobile app for iOS or Android.
AHLTV subscriptions, which include league-wide daily, monthly and season packages, as well as team packages covering home and/or away games for the 2020-21 regular season, are available for purchase at www.ahltv.com.
With the understanding that all games held at The Blue Cross Arena will be played without fans until further notice, current Amerks Season Ticket Members in good standing will be automatically credited for the 2021-22 season with all money paid to date for the 2020-21 season rolled over accordingly. Seating location, as well as discounted pricing, will also be applied to all accounts for the 2021-22 season, along with all Season Ticket Member benefits that Members would normally be entitled to. In the event fans can attend games at any point this season, Members will have priority to access tickets at their exclusive discount, along with the ability of using their account credit to secure tickets. Any unused funds will be automatically applied to the 2021-22 season.
Additionally, as a way of thanking fans for their continued support, the Amerks are offering all Season Ticket Members a complimentary AHLTV Home Package for the 2020-21 season at no additional cost. All accounts must be in good standing for the 2021-22 season in order to receive this special offer.