Thursday, October 16, 2008

Syracuse Crunch Announces New Deal In Press Release

Syracuse Crunch and Time Warner Cable Announce Multi-Year Corporate Partnership Agreement--Includes Exclusive Presenting Sponsorship of the 2008-09 Season

Syracuse, NY (October 16, 2008) – The Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club and Time Warner Cable announced today a new agreement on a five-year corporate partnership that will extend through the 2012-2013 American Hockey League season.

Through this partnership, Time Warner Cable and the Syracuse Crunch will develop programs to enhance the experience for Crunch fans and the local hockey community. As presenting sponsor of the regular season, Time Warner Cable and the Crunch will offer additional promotional nights, enhanced game-night entertainment and player appearances.

“We’re proud to extend our exclusive partnership with a company with a reputation like Time Warner Cable,” said Howard Dolgon, Crunch President and CEO. “They continue to show a strong commitment to our hockey club, the entire Central New York region and, of course, all of the customers who continue to benefit from all that Time Warner Cable offers.”

Time Warner Cable Sports, the company’s exclusive sports channel, will continue to televise a minimum of 10 regular-season games, and will sponsor the Time Warner Cable Crunch Classic charity event, as well as the Time Warner Cable Hockey Mom of the Year program.

“Time Warner Cable is pleased to continue our relationship with the Syracuse Crunch and Syracuse Crunch fans,” said John Melveney, Time Warner Cable Vice President of Marketing. “The Crunch organization operates with a great deal of class, and I believe our shared values and focus on families and the community make this a natural partnership.”

The Crunch continue their 15th AHL season by traveling to Binghamton on Friday, October 17 and Hershey on Saturday, October 18. The Crunch return home on Friday, October 24 for a match-up against Binghamton. Tickets for all Crunch home games are available by calling the Crunch Box Office, (315) 473-4444, or by visiting the Crunch office in the War Memorial at Oncenter in downtown Syracuse.

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