Yesterday, the Syracuse Crunch announced that there was some big news coming today. As it turns out, the news is pretty big. The Crunch announced earlier today that they will be hosting the first ever professional hockey game held at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.
If nothing else, this is bound to be a pretty interesting game between these two teams. Much like when the Montreal Canadiens or the Boston Bruins roll up into the Tampa Bay Times Forum to go head to head with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the rivalry between the Syracuse Crunch and the Utica Comets is pretty solid.
Howard Dolgon, the President of the Syracuse Crunch, expressed the organizations excitement to participate in the event and promise to put on a first class show for everyone.
“Four years ago the Syracuse Crunch staged the first outdoor game in American Hockey League history, attended by a record-setting crowd,” Dolgon said in a statement via The American Hockey League’s official website. “On Nov. 22 we will once again make history by playing the first-ever professional hockey game in the iconic Carrier Dome, a facility that has hosted numerous major sporting and entertainment events. We greatly appreciate the partnership with Syracuse University and plan on doing everything we can to put on a first class show.”
The Frozen Dome Classic will be an all-day event which will also feature a NCAA Division III game between the Utica College Pioneers and the Oswego State Lakers and a charity game between the Syracuse vs. Utica law enforcement prior to the main event.
It is always a good day when a team in the Lightning family gets to host a momentous occasion like this one. This almost brings the same excitement the Tampa fans had in 2012 when the Lightning hosted the Frozen Four at the Forum.
Fortunately, this is a feeling that we will be getting back sometime soon. In 2016, the Frozen Four will be coming back to the Forum once again.
Here is a look at Frozen Dome Classic Announcement.
For more information on the event, or how you can obtain tickets, you can visit the American Hockey League’s website.