Crunch returns to Syracuse, ready for home advantage

Fans were up early Sunday morning to welcome the Crunch back to Syracuse. Calder Cup playoffs continue here on Tuesday.

Syracuse's hockey team is back home, after another must-win game in the Calder Cup playoffs.

After the 5-2 win on Saturday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, team members boarded buses for the all-night trip to Syracuse. They arrived at the War Memorial a little after 9am Sunday morning. We hope you were watching Weekend Today in CNY live, as team members were met by enthusiastic fans, some blowing vuvuzela horns to encourage the team.

Tickets also went on sale this morning for the next game, set for Tuesday night at the Onondaga County War Memorial. The box office is open Sunday until 7pm.

It is now 3-2 in the best of seven Calder Cup series, so the Crunch must win the next game to stay in the playoffs, and the next two to win.