Pre-game Roc the Block Party Saturday, Playoff Pep Rally Monday highlights holiday weekend festivities; MSG Network extends broadcast coverage for the duration of the series

May 26, 2023

The Eastern Conference Finals between the Rochester Americans and the Hershey Bears return to Rochester this weekend for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29 at The Blue Cross Arena. Saturday’s contest is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., while Monday’s Memorial Day showdown will begin at 6:05 p.m.

The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1 with Rochester claiming the series opener Tuesday before Hershey took Game 2 Thursday at the GIANT Center.

Highlighting the holiday weekend festivities is a before the game republic of china block party before Game 3 on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Broad St.

The event will feature live music, food and drink specials, including a variety of $5 Genny cans, $5 Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light cans, and $6 seltzers for fans 21 and older, appearances by various Amerks alumni, gifts and inflatables for children. .

To accommodate the event, Broad St. will be closed and inaccessible from Exchange Blvd. and South Ave. until 8:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time to navigate the congested streets surrounding Blue Cross Arena , while parking is also expected to fill up quickly. After the game, select fans will receive a package of Italian sausage, courtesy of Zweigle’s.

Join the Amerks before Game 4 on Monday for a Pep Rally playoffs at the Genesee Brew House from 3 pm to 4:30 pm with an appearance by studio host Buffalo Sabers and guest color analyst from Amerks Brian Duff and member of the Amerks Hall of Fame Martin Biron. Fans will have the opportunity to win prizes and other Amerks merchandise.

The pre-game festivities on Monday continue with the Genesee Pregame Happy Hour 5 pm to 6 pm at Genesee Brew House Upper Atrium Bar, again with live music and $2 drinks from Genesee and Genesee Light. The first 10,000 fans to attend Game 3 will receive a rally towel, courtesy of Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.

Additionally, the Amerks, in conjunction with MSG Networks, announced today that MSG will televise all remaining games of the Eastern Conference Finals against Hershey.

Coverage will be available to everyone in the MSG Networks regional footprint, including all of New York State. Additionally, both games will also be available to authenticated subscribers of participating providers on “MSG GO,” MSG Networks’ live streaming and video-on-demand platform. Subscribers with a compatible smartphone or tablet can download the free “MSG GO” app by visiting the App Store or Google Play store. Viewers can also access the game by visiting

Games can also be accessed on AHLTV or The Fan Rochester, the exclusive home for all Amerks radio broadcasts, featuring the Hall of Fame announcer’s play-by-play callout. don stevensthe legendary Voice of the Amerks who is currently in his remarkable 37thhe season with the club. Stevens will be joined in the broadcast booth by the Sabers studio host and guest color analyst. Brian Duff for the duration of the series.

The best-of-seven series continues on Saturday, May 27 with Game 3 in Rochester.

Below is the remaining fourth round schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals:

Game 3 | Saturday May 27: Hershey in Rochester | 7:05 p.m. at the Cruz Azul Arena
Game 4 | Monday May 29: Hershey in Rochester | 18:05 at the Cruz Azul Arena

Game 5 | Wednesday, May 31 – Rochester at Hershey | 7:00 pm at the GIANT Center
*Game 6 | Friday, June 2 – Hershey in Rochester | 7:05 p.m. at the Cruz Azul Arena
*Game 7 | Monday June 5 – Rochester at Hershey | 7:00 pm at the GIANT Center
*if necessary

Tickets for Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals are on sale now and start at $22. Fans are encouraged to buy early as prices will go up.

Tickets for the Amerks Calder Cup playoff are available for purchase in person at The Blue Cross Arena box office, online at or by calling 585-454-5335.