Bobby Robins was released from a PTO contract yesterday by the Rochester Americans.Â In 5 games with the team he had 13 PIM andÂ zero points for a -2 rating.
Mike Weber was called up to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon.Â He is likely to play on Monday against the Montreal Canadians due to injuries of Nolan Pratt and Jaroslav Spacek.Â He’s been an assett to the Amerks D, let’s hope he’s back in time for the weekend!
Patrick Kaleta stated on Saturday night that he expects to be back this coming weekend against either the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday or Syracuse Crunch on Saturday, he has played only two games this season.
When asked if he’s really ready to go for the rest of the season he smiled and said, “I sure am planning on it!”Â He has been out with a groin injury that has plagued him from training camp with the Buffalo Sabres.
Patrick Kaleta became a fan favorite last year with his hard hitting style of hockey.Â In the 06/07 season he played 58 games with the Amerks for 5 goals, 10 assists, and a whopping 133 penalty minutes.Â He also played in 7 games for the Buffalo Sabres where he tallied 2 assists and 21 penalty minutes, he is best known for his part in the brawl versus the Ottawa Senators.
Filip Novak vs Patrick Kaleta 1/13/07
David Brine scored a short handed goal in the 2nd period, Adam Dennis facedÂ a penalty shot in the third, and the team was able to hold the Hamilton Bulldogs scoreless for the full 60 minutes to finish the week with a three game winning streak.
At the end of the first period the game was scoreless, and both teams had recorded 8 shots, but the Amerks seemed to be in control of the game.
David Brine scored the game winning short handed goal at 10:42 of the second period, Martin Lojek was serving an interference penalty.Â David Brine fed a pass to Tanner Glass as theyÂ skated into the Hamilton end, Tanner Glass’ took a shot that was saved by Yann Danis of the Bulldogs, as the puck went behind the net Glass headed towards the bench for a change, Brine was able to pickup the puck behind the net and catch Danis off guard and slid it into the net.
The second period ended with the score 1-0.
Clarke MacArthur made the score 2-0 in the third period as he skated to the front of the net and was fed a perfect pass by Rob Globke against the boards to [...]Read More
The Rochester Americans won their second straight in two nights against the Grand Rapids Griffins 5-3 with Dylan HunterÂ leading the wayÂ withÂ two goals and three assists on the night.Â He tallied hisÂ 4th andÂ 5th goals of the season and now has 10 points for the year.Â He also scored the game winning goal.
Hunter is beginning to look like the player people would remember from the London Knights where in the 2005-2006 season he had 117 points.
Clarke MacArthur scored his 7th goal of the season.Â Marek Zagrapan scored his 6th goal of the season.Â Mark Mancari had three assists for the night and now has twelve points for the year.
Martin Lojek got his third goal of the season on an empty net shot that went almost the length of the iceÂ atÂ 19:06 in theÂ 3rd period.Â At first this goal was said to be unassisted but after further review it was clear that Hunter had knocked the puck to Lojek.
Dan Collins took out his recent lack of playing time on Brad FerenceÂ in the first period of the game.
Adam Dennis had 32 saves on 35 shots in his second great showing this weekend.Â Let’s hope he can continue this streak [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More
For the fifth time in five weeks the Amerks have a very loaded schedule on their plates with three games in three nights once again this weekend.
Some would say this is tourture on a team that is struggling in the beginning of a tough season.Â I would say those people are correct.
The Rochester Americans have played more games than any other team in the league in October.Â Put that together with call ups from both parent teams and injuries happening on our own ice, and you have a tired, overworked bunch of young guys who could use a break.
Anthony Stewart will be a welcomed addition to the team this weekend after being sent back down the the Amerks after a stint playing for the Panthers.Â The Amerks should also be able to expect Andrej Sekera back by the end of the weekend as well with Jaroslav Spacek expected to return Thursday for the Buffalo Sabres.
Currently the team’s scoring leader isÂ Clarke MacArthur with 14 points in hisÂ eleven games.Â MacArthur is also the league leader in points.
Stefan Meyer isn’t very far behind with 8 points in eleven games.Â Meyer even came back into the game [...]Read More
TheÂ Rochester AmericansÂ fought a tough battle tonight against the Binghamton Senators,Â but had too little too late in the 5-4 loss at Blue Cross Arena.
Clark MacArthur returned to the lineup after missing Saturday nights game against the SyracuseÂ Crunch and made his mark with a goal and two assists.
Before the game in an interview with Don Stevens, Randy Cunneyworth stated the the word “inconsistent” is what can sum up this team so far this season, which was apparent during tonights game.Â While we got ‘crunched’ on Saturday night, we played a much better game tonight.
At 5:31 of the first period,Â after Bobby Robins, newcomer to the Amerks,Â layed outÂ Greg Amadio of the Senators, they dropped there gloves and helmets and squared off to entertain the crowd with a quick fight.
Marc-Andre Gragnani assisted on the first goal of the game as he fed a great pass from behind the net to David Brine who slid the puck into the net.Â Brian Lee tied the score at 1-1 a couple minutes later with a power play goal on what was basically a carbon copy of Brines goal.
When sixteen of the 18 players to dress for the opposing team record at least one point, including the goalie, it’s not going to be an outcome that will want to be remembered.
TheÂ Rochester Americans lost by the final score of 9-2 to the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night, 4 of those goals coming within the first period.
Stefan Meyer left the game in the third period after scoring his goal due to injuring his ACL, he said he’ll probably be out the next 10 days.
Goalie Adam Dennis was pulled after allowing 4 goals in the first period, he was replaced byÂ David Shantz who didn’t do much better allowing a goal on the first shot he faced and 4 more after that.
On Friday night Syracuse was the team that seemed to have a disaster of a game, but tonight the Amerks just couldn’t put anything together.Â It didn’t help that we lost Drew Larman and Clarke MacArthur to injuries during Fridays game.[...]Read More
The Amerks stop theirÂ losing streak at five with a 3-2 win over the Syracuse Â Crunch tonight.
Stefan Meyer was a site for sore eyes tonight.Â Coming back to Rochester from his first NHL game on Wed night,Â heÂ hadÂ the game winning goal and an assist,Â andÂ was the first star of the game.
Taking a 2-0 lead in the second period with a goal scored while a Crunch player layed on Dennis’ stick, the Crunch looked ready to keep going.Â But, with a five minute penalty kill, the Amerks picked up a shorthanded goal from Dylan Hunter (second star of the game).
Before leaving the game with an injury, Clarke MacArthur scored his forth goal of the season earning the third star of the game.
The Amerks travel East on the thruway tomorrow night and play the Crunch again at the War Memorial at Oncenter at 7:35 pm.
They then come home again on Sunday and play the Binghamton Senators at 6:05 pm.Â All kids 12 and under will receive a ticket to the game for just $6.00 as a part of the Supercuts $6.00 Sunday.
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