The Amerks opened their 62 season on Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena, but the festivities started well before the puck hit the ice.
Party on the Patio presented by Genesee Brew House was held Friday to celebrate the game.
It featured live music from Strictly Hip and plenty of food and beverages.
As a part of the event, the Amerks also hosted Taste of the Arena, giving fans a chance to sample some of the new menu options from the various arena concessions.
“We just wanted to do something different, fun just to kick it off. A new year, new season new coaches but same fun here at the Blue Cross Arena,” said Natalie Buch, marketing and digital media coordinator.
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