Syracuse Crunch prepares for its home opener

Syracuse Crunch prepare for home opener

Preparations are underway for the home-opener of the Syracuse Crunch.

The team is set to take the ice on Saturday October 13, at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse.

An opening ceremony is expected to be held to commemorate the team's 25th season.

A number of special guests are scheduled to attend including a former Crunch player from the team's affiliations with the Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Following the opening ceremony, an opening video will be screened to debut the new state-of-the-art scoreboard.

The game starts at 7p.m. and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive LED foam batons.

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