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Syracuse Speaks Podcast Episode #79: All Together On This (with Jim Sarosy)

Syracuse Speaks Podcast Episode #79: All Together On This (with Jim Sarosy)

Welcome to Syracuse Speaks, a podcast for Field Pass Hockey!

Now in its fifth season, Syracuse Speaks aims to cover the Syracuse Crunch, its organization, and the American Hockey League from the stands. Host Alexandra Ackerman has covered Syracuse on the internet since 2008. She desires to share her passion for the team and the league with her listeners.

In this episode, recorded September 23, 2022, Alex welcomes Crunch Chief Operating Officer Jim Sarosy back to the podcast for a positive, fun episode. (She promises!) Jim starts with a bang, giving Syracuse Speaks listeners an exclusive preview of some of the work that has been going on at the Upstate Medical University Arena at The Oncenter War Memorial. The building has been buzzing this summer with much more action than usual. Jim shares the details about a huge gym expansion, improvements to the video room, and a few other things happening at the War Memorial. Jim then gives a sneak peek at some of the organization’s plans that will come to fruition over the next few weeks, from player appearances to season ticket holder events.

The two then discuss how the evolution of player development in the AHL has influenced how the War Memorial looks. Jim covers some of the changes, discusses the pride behind those shifts, and why they are important to the organization. Jim then dives into how the organization makes decisions on season ticket holder packages and spends some time breaking down the data from the survey the team sent out to their season ticket holders this past summer. The two then look at the Lightning-Crunch affiliation, which is going into its 10th year this season. Jim discusses how much the affiliation has meant to the organization and highlights some of the things he’s most looking forward to this upcoming benchmark season. 

Give it a listen today! 

Syracuse Speaks is hosted on Anchor, but is distributed to many of the major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify,  and Stitcher. The royalty-free music featured in this episode was by Purple Planet Music and Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

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    Alex Ackerman covers the Syracuse Crunch for Field Pass Hockey. Follow and interact with her on Twitter @FPHCrunch.

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