Browsing posts in the ‘Players’ category

Featured Player: Adam Dennis

January 21, 2008 - By

 Adam Dennis
190 lbs
Toronto, ON

Adam Dennis is a goalie with an unusual style who is cool under pressure.  He has been known for his success at the junior level, leading two teams to OHL championships and Memorial Cup Tournaments.

Dennis started his junior career in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) where he played 32 games with the Oakville Blades.

From there Adam moved on to the OHL where he played first for the Guelph Storm from 2002 until the middle of the 2004-05 season.  During his time with the Storm he played 87 games and came out with 44 wins, 27 losses and 10 ties.

In the 2003-04 season, Dennis helped the Guelph Storm win the Wayne Gretzky Trophy (Western Conference Champions) and went on to win the OHL Championship.  He also helped the team make their forth ever appearance in the Memorial Cup Tournament in Kelowna, BC.  The team took 4th place in that tournament that season.

On January 10, 2005, Dennis was traded to the London Knights where he played with teammates Dylan Hunter and Drew Larman.  The London Knights started their season off with 31 [...]Read More

Featured Player: Mark Mancari

January 6, 2008 - By

 Mark Mancari
Right Wing
220 lbs

London, ONMark Mancari knows how to use his size to his advantage on the ice. With a slap shot that can take a head clear off and the ability to play both offense and defense, Mancari is an asset to any professional hockey team.

He is known for being very coachable with a coach who cares, very smart and versatile.

Mancari is always willing to do what it takes to get his team a win. He will play any position asked of him to help the team. He is one (if not the most) hardworking players in the Rochester Americans lineup.

Mark spent his entire junior career playing for the Ottawa 67’s where he played 226 games racking up 76 goals and 82 assists for 158 points. He started with the 67’s as a defenseman, turning to offense once his skills were seen.

In Mancari’s third season with the 67’s, he nearly tripled his point output of his first two seasons combined.

In his last year with Ottawa, Mark was awarded the Brian Kilrea Award for community involvement. He was also named the Booster Club’s Best Two-Way [...]Read More

Anthony Stewart Returns To Rochester

December 24, 2007 - By

The Florida Panthers have sent Anthony Stewart back to Rochester.  He has appeared in 13 games for Florida this season with no points and a plus-one rating. In 18 games with the Amerks he has eight goals and 10 assists.

Tyler Plante Recalled to Amerks

December 20, 2007 - By

Goaltender Tyler Plante was recalled to the Amerks on 12/19 from the ECHL Florida Everblades.  No word on if he’ll be playing or if Shantz is being sent elsewhere.

New Goalie Helmet for Tyler Plante

December 19, 2007 - By

Goaltender Tyler Plante recently had his helmet painted and is quite possibly the most amusing of any professional goalie.  While many goalies go for art work featuring details about the team and city they play in, Tyler dedicated his helmet to “the funniest man alive,” and two of his favorite movies, Blades of Glory and Talladega Nights.

The helmet was painted by professional Dan Lessard who has painted a lot of goalie masks, check out his web site to see more of his work.

Tylers favorite quote is, “if you ain’t, first you’re last.”  He said he hasn’t quoted Will Ferrell at all during games, but we encourage him to do so.

Tyler Plante is a prospect of the Florida Panthers who is currently playing in the ECHL for the Florida Everblades.  He played one game this season for the Amerks, but we’re expecting to see more of him in Rochester before the end of the season.

Edit 4/10/2009: This has become the most popular post on this site and written at a time when we were still new to all of this. Not much meat to the story, but the pictures speak for themselves.

(click image to view [...]Read More

Panthers fall 2007 AHL/ECHL update

December 19, 2007 - By

Check out Hockey’s Future Panthers fall 2007 AHL/ECHL update, a pretty good assessment on players up until this point in the season.

Featured Player: Stefan Meyer

December 18, 2007 - By
Featured Player: Stefan Meyer

#10 Stefan Meyer
Center/Left Wing
6’2″ (187.96 cm)
200 lbs
Fox Valley, Saskatewan

Stefan Meyer is a player who isn’t afraid to use his size to create space on the ice and is a great physical winger.  He isn’t going to let anyone push him or his teammates around and he isn’t going to back down from a challenge.

From 2000-2005, Meyer played for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he played 282 games and racked up 123 goals and 123 assists for a total of 246 points in his junior career.

Stefan was drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.

Meyer was a hit his rookie year in Rochester.  He scored 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 68 games. Because of his great play, he was named the Amerks Rookie of the Year.  He scored his first professional goal in his first pro game with the Amerks on October 29, 2005.

Last season (2006/07) cut back on the penalty minutes he was taking (from 139 in the previous season to 90).  He also scored a [...]Read More

AHL Upholds Mike Weber's Suspension

December 11, 2007 - By

After reviewing the tapes sent to them by the Rochester American’s office, the AHL agreed that Mike Weber intentionally tried to hit referee, Francois St. Laurent. 

Mike Weber was dealt a three game suspension and will miss all three games in this weekend’s trip out west.  The Amerks will be playing in Chicago on Thursday, Rockford on Friday and Peoria on Saturday this weekend.

More information on Mike Weber’s suspention:

Vote Your Favorite Player Into The AHL All-Star Game

December 11, 2007 - By

Starting tomorrow afternoon at noon, you can vote for your favorite Rochester Americans’ player for the 2008 AHL All-Star game.  Voting will take place on 

Here is the article from

The American Hockey League announced today that 2008 AHL All-Star Classic Fan Balloting presented by Reebok will begin Wednesday, December 12, at noon EST, exclusively on the official Web site of the AHL,

Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the most deserving AHL players by visiting and completing the official Reebok AHL All-Star Fan Ballot. The players receiving the most votes by position will earn berths in the starting lineups of both the Canadian AHL All-Star team and the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star team at the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held Jan. 27-28 in Binghamton, N.Y.

A committee of AHL coaches will select the remaining All-Stars, and all 29 clubs will be represented on the final rosters.

By completing the official ballot, fans will be entered to win various prizes, including the grand prize of a team-signed authentic 2008 AHL All-Star jersey. Ten second-prize winners will each win an autographed commemorative magazine from the event, and 10 third-prize winners [...]Read More

Mike Weber Suspended for Three Games

December 10, 2007 - By

Mike Weber has been suspended for the next three games following an incident Sunday night in which referee Francois St. Laurent accussed Weber of trying to shoot the puck at him.

The AHL is going to review the play further which could do anything from shorten to lengethn the suspension.

A recap of the incident from Kevin O in the Democrat and Chronicle:

The play occurred with 25 seconds left in the second period, just four seconds after the Senators had scored a power-play goal with Weber serving his second of two minors.

St. Laurent called Weber for roughing, then tacked on an unsportsmanlike conduct minor when the defenseman yapped back.

Weber came out of the penalty box after Josh Hennessy’s goal at 19:31 and stayed on the ice for the final shift of the period. The Senators were ahead 4-1.

Defense partner Martin Lojek passed across the blue line to Weber, who looked to pass but instead banked the puck high off the glass.

St. Laurent immediately stopped play and motioned for Weber to leave.

Said Weber: “The linesman grabbed me, and I said, ‘What for?’ and he said, ‘You shot the puck at him.’ I said, ‘Excuse [...]Read More

More Chances To Meet Your Rochester Americans

December 3, 2007 - By

Drew Larman Reading Power Play There are still plenty of chances to meet your Rochester American players coming up.  The Reading Power Play program is continuing at local libraries this week.

On Monday, December 3rd, Patrick Kaleta will be at the Mumford Library at 4:00 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m. on the same day, David Brine will be reading at the Fairport Library.

On Wednesday, December 5th, Kaleta will be at the Brockport Library at 4:00 p.m.  Co-captain of the Rochester Americans, Drew Larman will then make a 7:00 p.m. appearance at the Penfield Library.

Also this week, Patrick Kaleta and Dylan Hunter will be at the Original Charbroil House on Thursday, December 6th, at 6:30 p.m.  They will mingel and sign autographs for about an hour.  The Amerks will have multiple visits to the Charbroil House these season.  The dates are as follows:

Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Amerks Around the Town

November 8, 2007 - By

No one can say that the Amerks players aren’t seen around the community.  With a slew of events coming up where people can meet and greet the players of the Rochester Americans, there is plenty for a fan to do.

First, at your local public library, you can see the Amerks read to your children at the “Reading Power Play” events.  These are being held to promote reading and literacy in children.  A player and the Moose will be at each library and they will read to everyone and also sign autographs.

Mon., Nov. 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Ogden Public LibraryPatrick Kaleta
Tues., Nov. 13th at 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln BranchDavid Brine
Wed., Nov. 14th at 4:00 p.m. at Sully BranchPatrick Kaleta
Tues., Nov. 27th at 4:30 p.m. at Monroe BranchDrew Larman
Tues., Nov. 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Mendon Public LibraryMike Weber
Wed., Nov. 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Charlotte BranchTanner Glass

Also coming up on Thursday of next week (November 15th), is the [...]Read More