Thanks to Marek Zagrapan’s forth and fifth goals of the season, the Amerks’ won their first game of the weekend in Grand Rapids.Â Marek’s first goal was at 3:41 of the second period.Â His second goal was the Game Winning Goal only a few minutes later at 7:52.
Brett Engelhardt brought the game within one goal 9:51 into the third period thanks to a giveaway directly in front of the Amerks’ net.Â Â Clarke MacArthur pushed the lead forward with his sixth goal of the season at 13:39.
Â Goaltender Adam Dennis stopped 33 out of 34 shots and was the second star of the game.
Brett Engelhardts post game comments stated what can be seen by the score card, two power play goals helped the Rochester Americans to victory, and he also stated that Adam Dennis put in a solid game in the net.
The Amerks’ second game of the home and home series with the Griffins is on Friday night at 7:35 PM at the Blue Cross Arena.Â This game is also another Friday Night Frenzy and a AAA discount night.Â Anyone who is a AAA member can show their membership card and receive 100 End Seating for $10.00 each (regular $16.00) or 200 End Seating for $10.00 each (regular $12.00).
On Saturday night the Amerks are home again against the defending Calder Cup Champions, the Hamilton Bulldogs.Â The game begins at 7:35 PM.Â Be prepared for a heated match up between these divisional rivals.
Additional coverage of the game:
- Official AHL Stats
- Amerks.com – Amerks 3, Grand Rapids 1
- D&C – Zagrapan sparks Amerks over Grand Rapids
- Grand Rapids Press – Griffins’ home losing skid continues
- Griffinshockey.com – Advantage, Amerks
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