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Syracuse Crunch announce 2016-17 schedule

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Crunch, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, have announced the 2016-17 regular season schedule.

The complete 2016-17 schedule can be downloaded here.

The Crunch will open their 23rd season at home at the War Memorial Arena against the Rochester Americans on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Syracuse's 76-game schedule features 38 home contests comprised of one Monday, four Wednesdays, 13 Fridays and 20 Saturdays. All home games will start at 7 p.m., except for the one Monday game that will have a 1 p.m. start and Saturday, Dec. 31 with a 5 p.m. puck drop.

The Crunch will face 13 teams from the North and Atlantic Divisions of the Eastern Conference. The most frequent matchup will be 12 games against Utica. The Crunch will also play 10 each against Binghamton and Rochester, eight against Albany, St. John’s and Toronto, six against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, four against Hershey and two each against Bridgeport, Hartford, Lehigh Valley, Providence and Springfield.

March will be the Crunch's busiest month with 14 scheduled games. The team will play 13 games in December, 12 in both January and February, 11 in November and seven each in October and April. This season, the Crunch will see five three-in-threes, but no more than two in any month.

The most home games fall in March, when the Crunch host nine. The team will be on the road for nine contests in February. The 2016-17 schedule features seven three-game homestands and two six-game road trips.

Prior to the regular season, the Crunch will play preseason contests against the Utica Comets on Oct. 8 and 9. Both games have a 5 p.m. start. The home-and-home series will begin at the War Memorial Arena.

Syracuse Crunch season and mini plan ticket packages are on sale now. Single game tickets will go on sale in mid-September.

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