Team USA Adds Former Amerks to Deutschland Cup; Path to the Olympics

USA Hockey announced the roster for Team USA headed to the Deutschland Cup tournament in Germany from November 10-12th and it includes some former Rochester Americans along with Rochester native Brian Gionta. This is a lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea as players try to make the final cut to compete …
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Practice Notes: Taylor Commented about Friday, Paetsch Out, Malone In

The team was on the ice at Bill Gray’s Iceplex this morning for a long practice after a disappointing game on Friday night. They made use of two sheets of ice without a break like they have had at the War Memorial during a dry scrape. Finished up on rink 4, walked to rink 1 …
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Scouting Report – 10/13/2017 – Hudson Fasching

Friday night the Amerks played a very underwhelming brand of hockey against the Comets. Zone entry was once again very sloppy, and they weren’t able to dig pucks out well either. Chemistry continues to be an issue for this new roster, and swapping Baptise and Moses on the first two lines only seemed to worsen …
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Game Recap and Notes: Flat on Friday the 13th, Paetsch Injured, Playing as a Team

The Amerks started the season with two wins over the Syracuse Crunch and with only one game this weekend they should’ve come out but the opposite happened, they fell flat from the start. The rest of the game was an uphill battle they weren’t able to recover from. (Featured photo courtesy of Amerks.com) “We weren’t …
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Chris Taylor on WGR550 Talking Systems, Tasks and Player Development

Amerks Head Coach Chris Taylor was on WGR550 this morning with Howard and Simon talking about the system, coaching tasks and talked about some individual players. Scroll down to listen to the audio. After years of players being rushed to the NHL and strictly talk about development it’s great that winning is also a big …
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Scouting Report – 10/6/2017 – C.J. Smith

After a long and very active offseason, the Amerks look to have taken the first step back to AHL glory. They appeared far and away the better team when facing off against the Syracuse Crunch opening night. Most notable were the performances of Justin Bailey, Kevin Porter, and Linus Ullmark. Bailey was finally able to …
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Opening Night Post Game Comments from Taylor, Paetsch, Bailey and Ullmark

The Amerks started the season with a 3-1 win and Justin Bailey had the post game quote of the night that we’re loving. He said, “We wanted to show the city of Rochester it’s going to be a change of pace around here.” Tell your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and everyone else you can that …
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Opening Night is here with Depth, Attitude and Coaching

It’s finally arrived. After yet another LONG summer we’re now on the cusp of opening night and while several previous seasons have yielded some good free agent signings – this summer was outstanding. There’s three reasons to be more excited about this season than previous ones: depth, attitude and coaching! Depth A quick look at …
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Day 2 of Amerks Training Camp and Some Lines

After a short warm up skate the second day of Amerks training camp kicked into high gear as players split up into pairings as they worked on moving the puck up and down the ice. Repeatedly. #Amerks are getting right into things this morning. pic.twitter.com/1ctTBlLgBo — Let’s Go Amerks (@LetsGoAmerks) September 26, 2017 ICYMI, read …
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Recapping Day 1 Post Skate Interviews, Brian Gionta Possibilities

The first day of training camp is history and nothing happened on the ice that would’ve made one player stand out or cringe about. The on ice session was standard skating and passing drills that every hockey team works on from the youngest ages on up just to get everyone moving. The interviews were posted …
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Amerks Training Camp Roster

The Rochester Americans open training camp on the ice for the 2017/2018 season on Monday and down below is the announced roster for this years camp. Players still with the Sabres: Alexander Nylander (lower body injury), Justin Bailey, Nick Baptiste, Seth Griffith, Matt Tennyson, Justin Falk, Taylor Fedun and Linus Ullmark. For a full list of roster information including contract …
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