Reading Power Play a Hit

November 12, 2007 - By

Patrick Kaleta made an appearance tonight at the Ogden Farmer’s Library for the “Reading Power Play” series being put on by the Rochester Americans and the Monroe County Libraries.

After reading Z Is For Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet, Kaleta showed off some Amerks’ hockey equipment with some volunteers and then he and the Moose signed some autographs.

There were trivia questions for a chance to win Amerks’ prizes, with questions geared towards the younger kids and older kids alike.  Free tickets to the December 7th game against the Toronto Marlies were given to every child tonight.

There are plenty of other chances to see your Rochester American players at a local library.  Tomorrow afternoon, you can catch David Brine at the Lincoln Branch Library.

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 [...]Read More

Tanner Glass Recalled to Florida

November 12, 2007 - By

Tanner Glass was recalled by the Florida Panthers today because Richard Zednik is sick.  He is expected to return before Friday’s home game.

Late Game Penalty Leads To Shootout Loss

November 11, 2007 - By


The Rochester Americans lost to the unbeaten Chicago Wolves in a shoot out at Blue Cross Arena.  The Amerks ended another 3 game weekend with 3 out of a possible 6 points.

 Patrick Kaleta returned to action this weekend and didn’t waste any time tonight when he got into a fight with Joey Crabb not even three minutes into the game.  He was able to throw a number of punches, most of which landed against Crabbs’ helmet.  Kaleta did what he does best, threw his body around, knocked opponents off the puck, and had fans cheering his name.

Tanner Glass scored the Amerks only goal of the game at 6:40 of the first period, and only goal in the first 59 minutes of hockey.  The goal was assisted by Rob Globke and Dylan Hunter.  Tanner went around behind the net, took the pass in front and he put it into the net for his second goal of the season.

Franklin MacDonald was sent to the penalty box at 18:20 of the third period for holding which led to Steve Martins of the Wolves tieing the game at 1 with 59 seconds remaining.  The goal was scored on wrist shot that just [...]Read More

Stefan Meyer recalled by Florida

November 11, 2007 - By

Stefan Meyer was called up to the Florida Panthers today.

Four game winning streak ends in Syracuse

November 11, 2007 - By

The Amerks were shut out 4-0 in Syracuse on Saturday night, ending a four game winning streak.  Stefan Meyer took a shot at an open net to tie the game at 1-1 but defenseman Dan Smith of the Crunch dove across the crease to block the puck.  Here’s an excerpt from the Democrat and Chronicle which seems to sum up the game.

(November 11, 2007) — SYRACUSE — Credit for the 22-save shutout went to Syracuse Crunch goalie Tomas Popperle, but defenseman Dan Smith actually made the biggest save in a 4-0 victory over the Rochester Americans.

An instant after Marc-Andre Gragnani’s point shot clanked off the goal post, Smith dived across the goal crease and blocked Stefan Meyer’s shot toward an open net.

Instead of a tie game at 1-1, Smith’s impromptu goaltending heroics kept the Crunch in the lead. To add even more insult to the Amerks, the Crunch sped the other way and scored the clinching insurance goal at 3:08 of the third period, a Derek Dorsett redirection of Derick Brassard’s goal-mouth pass.

“That was pretty much the night right there,” Meyer said. “If I put that in, we’re evened up. The worst part about it, they [...]Read More

The Comeback Kids: Amerks Win From Behind In Hamilton

November 9, 2007 - By

The Rochester Americans won their 4th straight tonight against the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-4 in a shoot out.

After going down 4-0, it was a miracle that the Rochester Americans brought home one point tonight, let alone two.  After winning three games straight the Amerks started to show that they lost key players starting the game against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

The Amerks were outshot by nearly 20 shots for most of the game and it was showing.  With goals by Cory Urquhart, Duncan Milroy, Maxim Lapierre, and Matt D’Agostini, the Amerks needed a big boast to get things going.  They got that at the end of the second period from Marc-Andre Gragnani who scored at 17:51 on the powerplay.

The third period was controlled by the Rochester Americans from the start.  Dylan Hunter led the scoring in the 3rd with his 6th goal of the season at 3:09.  Stefan Meyer and Marek Zagrapan scored within a 30 seconds of each other at 6:21 and 6:47 respectively.

The Amerks held on for the last 13 minutes of the game to take it into overtime.  There was no scoring there and it went right to a shootout.  Adam Dennis held on, letting no goals in, to get [...]Read More

Rochester Americans Transactions

November 9, 2007 - By

As per The Florida Panthers have returned right wing Anthony Stewart to Rochester. The Panthers have also recalled veteran defenseman Jassen Cullimore. In other moves, the Panthers have reassigned defensemen Jordan Henry and Franklin MacDonald to Rochester from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.

Kaleta can't wait to resume his all-out checking

November 9, 2007 - By

Fridays edition of the D&C features an article on Patrick Kaleta.

Mike Weber Returned to the Rochester Americans

November 8, 2007 - By

Rookie defenseman Mike Weber was returned to the Rochester Americans today after playing two games with the parent Buffalo Sabres.  Weber was recalled Monday and played in the Sabres’ 2-0 loss at the Montreal Canadiens that night. He also played in Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins.

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

Three game weekend; Bulldogs, Crunch, Wolves

November 8, 2007 - By

  On Friday night the Rochester Americans begin another three game weekend in Hamilton against the Bulldogs, followed by Syracuse Crunch on Saturday, and a home game against the Chicago Wolves on Sunday.

The Amerks are coming off of two consecutive three game weekends and are on a three game winning streak.

The team will possibly be without many key players, Clarke MacArthur and Anthony Stewart were both recalled to the NHL earlier this week.  Both players have played an important role in the games they’ve played, MacArthur leading the way with the most points in the AHL.

Also still in the NHL are Kamil Kreps and Andrej Sekera.  Other players who may still be out due to injuries are Drew Larman (Seperated Shoulder – expected return the weekend of Nov 9th), Kenndal McArdle (Broken Jaw – weeks away from return), Mike Funk (Groin – Day 2 Day), and Jassen Cullimore (Groin – Day 2 Day).

Patrick Kaleta is expected to be back on the ice this weekend after recovering from a groin injury.  He has played in only two games this season due to reinjuring his groin in his second game back.

Friday’s game in Hamilton against the Bulldogs begins at 7:30PM.  The Amerks look for [...]Read More

Clarke MacArthur Recalled to Sabres

November 7, 2007 - By

Forward Clarke MacArthur was recalled to the Buffalo Sabres today for tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins.  Adam Mair and Tim Connolly are both out indefinetly for the Sabres.