News | 1/26/2012 11:58:52 AM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
The Rochester Americans announced today that the team will host the finals of the 2012 Labatt Blue Bubble Hockey Tournament presented by the AHL and Rochester Americans on Saturday, Feb. 25 when the Amerks host the Lake Erie Monsters at The Blue Cross Arena.
A series of qualifying tournaments will take place at local establishments throughout Rochester and culminate in a championship match-up on the ice at the Amerks-Lake Erie Monsters game. The winner will then qualify to play in the 2012 Labatt Blue Bubble Hockey Tournament of Champions presented by the AHL and Hershey Bears in Hershey, Penn. on March 31.
The tournament begins with a series of qualifiers at different bars and restaurants in Rochester, with the winner of each qualifier advancing to the final tournament to be held in the Hall of Fame area of The Blue Cross Arena prior to the Amerks’ home game versus Lake Erie on Feb. 25. When the tournament gets down to two finalists, those contestants will square off on the ice during the second intermission of the Amerks-Monsters game, with the winner earning a trip for two to Hershey for the Labatt AHL Tournament of Champions.
The upcoming qualifying tournaments will be held at the following locations and dates:
Thursday, Jan. 26 at Lakeshore Hockey Arena (123 Ling Rd. in Greece) from 9-11 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3 at Rookies Gates (2351 Buffalo Rd. in Gates) from 6-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3 at Knuckles (25 Old Scottsville Rd. in Chili) from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3 at MicGinny’s Sports Pub & Grill (2246 East River Rd. in Brighton) from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 16 at TC Hooligan’s (Greece Ridge Mall) from 8-10 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 17 at Oxford’s (636 Monroe Ave. in Rochester) from 9-11 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23 at T-Foot’s (49 N. Main St. in Fairport) from 9-11 p.m.
To compete in the Labatt Bubble Hockey Tournament, contestants must be age 21 or over. Complete contest rules are available by clicking here or by visiting www.theahl.com.
For more information or to purchase tickets to an Amerks game, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.