News | 11/5/2012 11:07:37 AM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS

Evan Rankin (Photo: Micheline Veluvolu)

The Rochester Americans kickoff the eighth season of the Amerks Reading Power Play this week with a pair of visits from two different players over the next three days. The program begins tonight with a 6:30 p.m. appearance from forward Marcus Foligno at the Fairport Public Library (1 Fairport Village Landing) and forward Evan Rankin will stop by the Brockport Public Library (161 East Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

The program is currently in its eighth year and is once again provided exclusively by Wendy’s.
The Amerks will hit the ice again on Friday, Nov. 9 as the team hosts the Adirondack Phantoms at 7:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. Please visit or call (585) 454-5335 for more information.

Tonight and Wednesday night, however, the duo will showcase their reading prowess, not their on-ice skills. They will be joined by The Moose, as they teach kids about hockey and the importance of reading. The program also rewards kids for reading and selects two grand prize winners that will win dinner, suite tickets and the opportunity to participate in the ceremonial puck drop at an Amerks’ game.
At each event, the Amerks will distribute ticket vouchers to each youth in attendance good for one complimentary ticket for the Feb. 17 home game. Vouchers can be redeemed at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office or the Amerks front office. Additional discounted tickets for the game can also be purchased for as little as $15.00 for best available seating locations.

The “Reading Power Play” involves players stopping by local libraries, reading to kids and giving a hockey demonstration. Each appearance also features a raffle for Amerk memorabilia and an autograph session by the visiting player and The Moose.
The second half of “Reading Power Play” enters kids into a grand-prize drawing. Using the hat trick as an educational incentive, youth participants fill out a form for every three books they read, which then qualifies them for an entry into the grand prize drawing.

The “Reading Power Play” runs from Monday, Nov. 5 to Thursday, Jan 24. A complete reading program schedule will be available at the Amerks Guest Services Booth in the upper atrium lobby on game nights and online at For more information on the reading program or to book player or Moose appearances, please contact the Amerks Public Relations department at (585) 454-5335.

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