The Rochester Americans (Amerks) are a professional ice-hockey team in Rochester, NY, playing in the North Division of the Eastern Conference of the American Hockey league (AHL). The Buffalo Sabres are the Amerks NHL affiliate team. The Amerks have won six regular season championships, 14 division championships, three conference championships, and six league championships, since their inaugural season in 1956. Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial serves as the team’s home arena, in addition the team plays a select number of games at First Niagara Center each season. Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the Amerks in conjunction with their purchase of the Buffalo Sabres in 2011.