City Council Approved PSE Management and Blue Cross Arena Upgrades

Changes are coming to Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Rochester City Council held their monthly meeting on July 24, 2018 and went through two formalities approving (without any objections) the interim management agreement with Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) and also authorizing agreements for the Blue Cross Arena upgrades project. PSE and the …
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Colin Blackwell Was One of the First Calls for Nashville

Colin Blackwell signed a two year contract this week with the Nashville Predators, that’s a big jump from where he was at this time last summer. “I think he was probably one of our first calls in the interview process,” is what Scott Nichol had to say about Colin Blackwell when I asked him at …
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Randy Sexton Talks About Moves Expected in Free Agency

It’s July 1st which means today is the first day of free agency and time for gaps in the Rochester Americans roster to be filled in. The team has two specific needs – a goalie and a forward or two that can score. Leading up to the start of free agency the Amerks have already …
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SMG Removed from Blue Cross Arena Management

The City of Rochester notified SMG on Friday afternoon that in two weeks they would no longer be the the management company for Blue Cross Arena. SMG has been the management company behind the arena since 2000. Jeff Calkins has been the arena manager for the past 30 years through different groups. The current contract was …
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Qualifying Offers and the Contract Status of 2017/2018 Amerks

There’s less than a week to go until free agency begins on July 1st and the Buffalo Sabres announced they’ll extend qualifying offers to six of nine restricted free agents. The Buffalo Sabres announced that they will not extend offers to Victor Antipin, Jason Kasdorf and Scott Wilson. On July 1st it’s expected that they’ll try …
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Rochester Comments from Sexton and Botterill at the Draft

The 2018 NHL Draft is in the history books and everyone knows what Buffalo did so here’s some Rochester related comments. Jason Botterill and Randy Sexton met with the media after the draft and here’s what they had to say with direct relation to Rochester. The two interviews below are worth watching in their entirety …
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Amerks are Bringing Back MacWilliam and Atwal

Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced on Thursday that the team has re-signed defensemen Andrew MacWilliam and Arvin Atwal to one year American Hockey League contracts. MacWilliam will be returning for his second season with the Amerks after establishing himself as a veteran leader on the blue line as a defensive defenseman. In 54 games …
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Zach Redmond Signs Two Year AHL Deal with Rochester

Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed defenseman Zach Redmond to a two-year American Hockey League contract. Redmond is a leader on and off the ice and having him back with the team is a great veteran signing. At the end of the season when I asked him about a personal highlight he …
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