(Rochester, NY) – Members of the Rochester hockey community will gather at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. for Hockey Night in Rochester with Kevin Oklobzija, presented by Rich Spencer at Morgan Stanley and LEGACY Global Sports.
The night will be a celebration of the career of Oklobzija, who will be inducted in the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017 on Friday, March 3 prior to the Amerks game against the St. John’s IceCaps. Oklobzija will be joined by others from the local hockey community, including fellow Amerks Hall of Famers Jody Gage and Don Stevens, RIT men’s hockey head coach Wayne Wilson, as well as former colleagues Steve Bradley and Leo Roth for a night of storytelling and camaraderie.
Individual tickets for the event are available for $100 per person or $750 for groups of 10 or more and include a complimentary bar from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a three-course dinner with dessert. The Amerks will also donate a pair of tickets to their game on Wednesday, April 12 against the Binghamton Senators for every ticket sold.
Patrons will also have the opportunity to win a variety of other prizes, including tickets, autographed merchandise and other exciting experiences while having exclusive access to Oklobzija and other local hockey celebrities in attendance. All the proceeds raised will benefit the Sports4Life Foundation.
Tickets for the event can be purchased by clicking here or contacting Julie Knerr directly at 315-380-3607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oklobzija provided first-rate coverage of the Amerks and hockey in Rochester spanned more than four decades during his 31-plus years with the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Media Group. Since taking on the Amerks beat prior to the 1985-86 season, the Minnesota native has had the privilege of covering two Calder Cup championships (1987 and 1996) and 23 of the team’s 44 playoff appearances, including five other trips to the Calder Cup Finals. Additionally, Oklobzija has witnessed and covered four ownership changes, eight Division Championships, two regular season point championships, the continuation of hockey’s longest standing relationship between an NHL club and its AHL affiliate following the long-awaited reunion of the Amerks and Buffalo Sabres in the summer of 2011 and has worked with 10 different Amerks head coaches during his tenure. Adding to his list of professional hockey coverage includes four of the five most recent Winter Olympiads (Nagano, Japan in 1998; Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002; Torino, Italy in 2006; Sochi, Russia in 2014) for the USA Today Sports Group.