all-too-ominous sign that winter is fast approaching, the beginning of
hockey season for others means visions of body checks and tossed gloves
dancing in their heads. The Syracuse Crunch will get its season started this week with a contest against the dreaded Rochester Americans during the team’s first home game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., at the Onondaga County War Memorial
, 515 Montgomery St. The Crunch will attempt to top last season’s
impressive showing at the North Division Finals Series, during which
the Toronto Marlies finally overcame the local heroes in the seventh
game. Tickets are $12 to $17. For more information, 473-4444.