The Rochester Americans and Syracuse Crunch announced their Preseason schedules this week as well as the announcement coming from the AHL about their 75th season of professional hockey action. The Merks have their preseason games against the Toronto Marlies on October 1st in Bradford, Ontario followed by a game in Oshweken the following night. The Amerks start their regular season home schedule against the Hershey Bears on October 10th at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester.
The Crunch on the other hand will be having a preseason contest against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Campus Center Ice Arena in Oswego on September 29th with a 7:00 pm faceoff from the Port City. This is the Crunch's fourth appearance on the shores of Lake Ontario while the Baby Pens are making their first trip further up on route 81.