Amerks End Losing Streak With A 3-2 Win

October 26, 2007 - By

The Amerks stop their losing streak at five with a 3-2 win over the Syracuse  Crunch tonight.

Stefan Meyer was a site for sore eyes tonight.  Coming back to Rochester from his first NHL game on Wed night, he had the game winning goal and an assist, and 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.  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.  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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The Tolls of a Dual-Affiliation

October 24, 2007 - By


The Amerks are now the only team left in the AHL with two parent organizations.  It would seem there is a reason for that. 

It was only a matter of time before call-ups started happening for the Amerks.  They do for every AHL team.  They are always going to be a part every minor team and only add to the frustration of our own injuries and problems.

With players like Mike Van Ryn and Rostislav Olesz and ex-Amerks like David Booth and Noah Welch being injured for the Florida Panthers, call-ups are needed to replace them.  And that would be fine…

If not for the fact that the Amerks have another parent team who is also very good at getting themselves injured.  With Jaroslav Spacek out we have already seen the Buffalo Sabres dipping into their pool of reserves.  And to make matters worse, in tonight’s game (10-24), both Paul Gaustad and Dmitri Kalinin were injured.

While there is no word on how bad their injuries are, one thing will be certain…the Amerks will be losing more players for their game on Friday night.

With only nine games played, the team has already lost Anthony [...]Read More

Meyer/Kreps called up to Florida

October 22, 2007 - By

After multiple injuries to the Florida Panthers last week, Stefan Meyers and Kamil Kreps have been called up today.

 After nine games played with the Amerks this season, Stefan has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points.  Kreps has 1 goal and 5 assists in six games played this season.

 This is Meyer’s first call up this season and Krep’s second.  Kamil played two games in the beginning in October.

Amerks drop their 5th straight in Hershey

October 22, 2007 - By

The Amerks are having a hard time getting two points.  They lost their 5th consecutive game on Saturday night in a 3-1 loss against the Hershey Bears.

Tyler Plante had his first shot in goal with 39 saves which was just not enough to keep the team ahead.  Kamil Kreps scored the lone Amerks’ goal.

The Amerks will try to break their losing streak this weekend with three games in three nights.  Friday night’s game is at home against the Syracuse Crunch at 7:35 pm.  The first 10,000 fans will receive a magnet schedule.

Friday’s game will also feature “sweets in the suites,” a special ticket promotion for Halloween. Children 12 and under who arrive in costume can receive a free ticket to the game with a purchase of one adult ticket. They can trick or treat during the first intermission of the game up in the suite level and in the main concourse of The Blue Cross Arena. There will be a “best costume” contest during the second intermission.Â

Saturday the Amerks travel down the 90 to Syracuse for the second game in this home and home series starting at 7:30 pm.  Sunday the Amerks are back at home [...]Read More

Fourth straight loss in a shootout

October 20, 2007 - By

With a 5-3 lead in the third period, the Amerks were unable to hold on and ended up losing there fourth street in a shootout loss to the Manitoba Moose by the score of 6-5.

“Even when we gave something up, we responded right away, like a veteran team,” MacArthur said.

They did play well after coming off of an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Moose on Wednesday night in Manitoba, but with a 5-3 lead into the third they seemed to let down there guard.

Even after four straight losses, this young team has shown signs that could lead to great improvements as the season moves on.

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Amerks lose second straight to Manitoba

October 17, 2007 - By

After a heartbreaking loss last night, the Amerks fail to pick up the pace for their second straight game in two nights against the Manitoba Moose.

The lone goal for the evening/pair of games was from Mark Mancari. 

The Amerks are without the talent of Kenndal McArdle and Andrej Sekera.  McArdle broke his jaw in a fight with Manitoba’s Jason Jaffray after a charging call in last night’s game.  Sekera has been called up to the Buffalo Sabres after an injury to Jaroslav Spacek’s shoulder.

The Amerks’ next game is at home on Friday, October 19th, once again against the Manitoba Moose at 7:35 pm.  This game will feature “Friday Night Frenzies” before the game.  You can listen to live music from Lever Down in the main lobby of The Blue Cross Arena. 

Friday is college night at the Blue Cross Arena.  Students that have their college IDs with them can receive a $16.00 ticket for $10.00 or a $12.00 ticket for just $8.00.   It is also Boy Scout Night.

Amerks unable to beat the Moose

October 17, 2007 - By

The Rochester Americans were unable to get any of there 32 shots past Manitoba Moose goalie Drew MacIntyre as they lost the first of a 3 game series by the score of 1-0.  The only goal of the game was scored by Luc Bourdon on a power play after Mike Weber was in the penalty box for slashing.

The same two teams meet on Wednesday night in Manitoba and return to Rochester on Friday night.

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Marketing the Amerks as a breeding ground?

October 15, 2007 - By

With what seems to be very little marketing done for the team outside of advertisements in the DandC, Insider, and City News, the Rochester Americans have released some ad’s featuring Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville and Ryan Miller.

This is sure to be something that will “irk” a number of loyal fans.  While it’s true that older players who’ve been around bring a great deal of leadership to a team, hockey as we know it today is led by the young, and the young care about one thing – getting into the NHL.

So it’s to no great suprise that the Amerks are going to start taking the approach of using that to there advantage to fill seats at home games.

If there isn’t a ‘veteran’ who’s been in town for years that people can identify with, it would be smart to let fans know that the players they see today may be the future stars of tomorrow.

I can imagine a lot more kids will want to have there parents take them to games knowing they’re not only going to see a great game of hockey, but also players that they won’t be able to see by traveling to an NHL game [...]Read More

Amerks unable to hold on, lose 4-3

October 13, 2007 - By

The Rochester Americans stopped two penalty shots, but gave up three second period goals, as they lost tonight to the Providence Bruins, 4-3, in front of 7,734 at The Blue Cross Arena. 

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MacArthur spoils Bulldogs home opener!

October 12, 2007 - By

Clarke MacArthur scored the only goal in the shootout to spoil opening night celebrations at the Copps Coliseum for the Hamilton Bulldogs.  The Rochester Americans squandered a 4-1 lead towards the end of the 2nd period, yet managed to hold on through regulation and overtime.

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Amerks 2007/08 TV Schedule

October 11, 2007 - By

Time Warner Sports Net has announced that they will broadcast 17 home games, and 4 away games LIVE on TWSN!  There will also be 9 tape delayed games which will be announced at a later time.

AMERKS ANNOUNCE 2007-08 TV SCHEDULE (Rochester, October 11)… The Rochester Americans announced their television schedule today for the 2007-08 American Hockey League season. For the second straight season, Time Warner SportsNet (TWSN) will carry live home and road Amerk hockey games.“We are excited about our second season on Time Warner SportsNet,” said Amerks President and CEO Steve Donner. “We are delighted to bring quality hockey to the fans of Western New York. We are also working hard to bring additional road games to the schedule. Time Warner has become a significant partner of the Rochester Americans and we are enthusiastic about our continually growing relationship.”In 2007-08, TWSN will carry 17 live home games and live four road contests. There will also be up to nine taped-delayed games that will be released at a later date. The first live game is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th as the Amerks host the Providence Bruins at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. TWSN will also carry [...]Read More

'Reading Power Play' Dates

October 11, 2007 - By

The reading campaign, which will run from November to February, will consist of weekly appearances from the Amerks players and The Moose to several libraries in and around the Monroe County area. The visiting player will read to the youth and give a hockey demonstration. Each appearance will also feature a raffle for Amerk memorabilia and an autograph session by the visiting player and The Moose.

Monday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Parma Public Library
Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Gates Public Library
Monday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Ogden Public Library
Tuesday, November 13th at 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Branch
Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 p.m. at Sully Branch
Tuesday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. at Monroe Branch
Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Mendon Public Library
Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Charlotte Branch
Monday, December 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at Mumford Public Library
Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Fairport Public Library
Tuesday, December 4th TBA
Wednesday, December 5th at 4:00 p.m. at Brockport Public Library
Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. at [...]Read More