Crunch Sign Adam Perry and John Mitchell
Syracuse, NY (July 22, 2010) – The Syracuse Crunch announced today the signings of left wings Adam Perry and John Mitchell each to a one-year American Hockey League contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Not sure how the folks on the SU Hill are going to take the orange colors in the new Crunch look. Most of them dont even know the Crunch nor the local AAA baseball affilaite exist. For that matter, neither do most of the local fishwraps and other media markets. there have been times when the Crunch have been coming into a big rivalry game riding a five game winning streak, ye the front page story in the local paper is how the SU mascot has a leg injury. There is defiantely bias here, but we ahve learned to live with it. As for the new style, I like it.
The Crunch’s complete preseason schedule is as follows:
September 28 – Syracuse @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza – 7:05 p.m.
September 29 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton @ Syracuse – Oswego State Campus Center Ice Arena – 7 p.m.
October 3 – Adirondack @ Syracuse – War Memorial at Oncenter – 5 p.m.
Ticket information for the Crunch’s September 29 preseason game at the Oswego State Campus Center Ice Arena and the club’s October 3 preseason game vs. Adirondack at the War Memorial at Oncenter will be announced at a later date.
Season tickets for the 2010-11 season are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Crunch office at (315) 473- 4444, or by stopping by the Crunch office in the War Memorial at Oncenter, located at 800 South State Street in downtown Syracuse.
Haven't looked too far into this, but actually glad the normal Crunch end of season home heavy schedule is gone. I like it more balanced. Don't get me wrong, I love going to the games, but 3-4 home games a week for 4-5 weeks gets too be a bit much...and a bit expensive.
I've been spending a lot of time the past few days talking to new Syracuse Crunch assistant GM Bob Ferguson for a future feature.
It's probably enough that by now he wishes he hadn't gotten to town so early, but that's another story.
Share I can't give away too much stuff yet, or else I'd have nothing left for my story. But one thing he told me on Tuesday morning set what Crunch fans have to hope is a tone for the season.
Syracuse players have two choices this year, is what it comes down to. They can play like they want to go to the NHL, or they can get the heck out of town.
Ferguson didn't put it in exactly those terms, of course, but his message was obvious. It's a sentiment that presumably is shared by head coach Mark Holick and assistant Mike Stapleton.
The Ducks would prefer to use more of a carrot than stick approach. Again and again, Ferguson talks about creating an atmosphere here that makes players want to buy in, that makes them believe they are one good practice or game away from a recall. That's the whole purpose of Ferguson working here - Anaheim wants its presence felt in Syracuse. If players do well and deserve a promotion, there is no chance they fly under the radar.
If that isn't motivation enough to put out max effort, Ferguson thinks, then you don't deserve to be here. Let's face it. We've all seen the players the past decade who didn't want play in Syracuse, and they performed like it. Every AHL team has them. Ferguson understands human nature, and emotion. But if it carries over to practices and games, that's unacceptable.
Former Oswego State hockey player Derrell Levy has signed a tryout contract to play with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) the team has announced. Levy will join the club for its preseason camp on Sept. 22 and is expected to suit up for the Crunch in the Shapiro Motor Sales of Oswego Classic, an exhibition game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Campus Center Ice Arena.
Syracuse, NY (September 9, 2010) – The Syracuse Crunch unveiled today a special Syracuse Stars throwback jersey that the club will wear for the first two games of the 2010-11 campaign to help commemorate the AHL’s 75th anniversary season.