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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Crunch have announced details for the team’s 30th Home Opener presented by Upstate University Hospital when the team hosts the Bridgeport Islanders on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

The game will be highlighted by an opening ceremony celebrating 30 years of Crunch hockey. An opening video will feature key moments in franchise history. Former County Executive Nicholas J. Pirro and former Deputy County Executive Ed Kochian, two men who were pivotal in bringing the Crunch to Syracuse, will drop the ceremonial first puck along with Scott Walker, who played on the inaugural 1994-95 team.
To begin the opening ceremony, hockey parents will accompany the team onto the ice during player introductions.
Additionally, the first 5,000 fans in attendance on Oct. 14 will receive bang-a-banners, courtesy of Upstate University Hospital.
Upstate University Hospital is a 752-bed hospital that is part of Upstate Medical University. A highlight of Upstate’s leading role in the region is its ability to ensure access to vital one-of-a-kind services, such as burn and trauma care, and an array of highly specialized stroke, cancer, neurology, neurosurgical, pediatric, and orthopedic services through its Downtown Campus, Community Campus (Upstate Community Hospital), Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Upstate Cancer Center, and dozens of facilities spread throughout the region. More info can be found at:

Single-game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).



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