The 2011-12 season marks the Crunch's 18th season in Central New York. The Crunch joined the AHL for the 1994-95 season and have had primary affiliations with the Vancouver Canucks (1994-2000) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (2000-2010) prior to the Anaheim Ducks.
The Crunch made history by hostiing the first-ever AHL outdoor game (Mirabito Outdoor Classic) during the 2009-10 season, setting an AHL al-time attendance record in the process (21,508).
The Crunch play their home games at the War Memoridal at the Oncenter in downtown Syracuse, NY. You can follow the Crunch by visiting the club's official website, www.syracusecrunch.com.
Al the Ice Gorilla is the official mascot of the Crunch. Al sometimes accompanies the Casciano sisters at their book signing events.
Would you like Al the Ice Gorilla to stop by your next event? To request a visit from Al, please submit your request in writing by mail, fax or email. No phone calls please.
Mascot requests should include the organization/event name, contact name with phone/email, and event date.
Please submit your mascot request as follows:
Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club
800 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
By fax: (315) 473-4449 ATTN: Amanda Linnertz