• TODAY’S TOP THREE
Devils at Americans, 7:05 PM: To start their home-and-home series, the Albany Devils and Rochester Americans meet tonight at 7:05 pm at Blue Cross Arena. The teams then make the three-and-a-half hour commute for a game tomorrow at 5 pm at Times Union Center. The Devils are trying to bounce back after a 4-3 setback against Providence Tuesday, while the Americans look for their third consecutive win.
AHL Announces “Game of the Week”: The American Hockey League has dubbed today’s contest between the Devils and the Americans as the “Game of the Week.” These in-state rivals are meeting for the fourth time this season and Albany is 2-1-0-0, winning at Times Union Center on Dec. 5 (2-1) and Jan. 13 (4-0). Rochester’s win came at Blue Cross Arena on Dec. 19 (4-1.).
Piper’s Moment: During tomorrow’s “Albany Devils Fight Cancer Night,” Piper Wiegert, 11, will participate in the ceremonial puck drop. In 2012, Piper was diagnosed with leukemia and received treatment at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Despite the challenges of three years of difficult chemotherapy, Piper is working to return to sports and is a high honors student, who would one day like to work as a medical professional to return the favor and help cure sick children.
• UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday: Devils vs. Americans – 5 pm
Sunday: Devils vs. Sound Tigers – 3 pm
Tuesday: Practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena – 10 am
Wednesday: Practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena – 10 am
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