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The Rochester Americans announced today that The Distillery, a longtime sponsor of the Amerks, will host its annual Meet the Players Party at the restaurant’s Mt. Hope location on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as the Amerks get set to open the 2017-18 American Hockey League season.   

Amerks head coach Chris Taylor and the players will be on hand at the event to meet fans and sign autographs. The Distillery will offer food and drink specials throughout the event, such as half price pizzas and select appetizers. The event will also feature a special three-hour Happy Hour from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with half-priced bottles of wine, pints and specialty and blender drinks while fans can spin the prize wheel for the chance to win great prizes from the Amerks and Distillery.

Mike Danger and Gene Battaglia, hosts of The Sports Bar radio show on 95.7 FM/950 AM ESPN Rochester, will broadcast live from the event from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

“The Meet the Players Party has become an annual event that we look forward to every year,” said Taylor. “It’s always fun to kick-off the season by spending time with the great hockey fans who support the team each and every year.”

The Distillery and the Amerks have teamed up to bring fans the Eats and Seats package again this year, providing Amerks tickets paired with a gift card from The Distillery for a great night out. This popular package, which includes a Best Available ticket and $10 gift card to The Distillery, can be purchased for just $25 at

The Distillery is located at 1142 Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester.

Rochester begins its 62nd season in the American Hockey League on Friday, Oct. 6 against the Syracuse Crunch at The Blue Cross Arena. Amerks Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 campaign, which start as low as just $12 per game, are on-sale now. The Amerks are also offering a variety of partial plans, including Half-Season Memberships and Flex Season Memberships with vouchers good for best available seating to any home game. All memberships are up to 40% off Box Office day of game pricing. For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS. 

12/19/2018 7:05 PM / Rochester, NY
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