Amerks' Race For Charity Takes Off

November 17, 2007 - By

With the only game for this weekend done (5-4 win over the Rockford IceHogs last night), the Rochester Americans’ night off was spent at the Inside Track Speedway tonight.  All the Amerks were there and ready to race tonight.

At the event, you could race a player of your choice and children could tag along in a car.  The players also were around playing Bubble Hockey and Air Hockey with fans.

There was a silent auction held with signed memorabilia from the Rochester Americans, Toronto Marlies, Lowell Devils, Hamilton Bulldogs and Chicago Wolves. 

This event was a great chance for fans to mingle with the players and have a nice night out with their family.

The event also raised $843 for AIDS Rochester!

Now the Rochester Americans must gear up for another tough week with three games in three nights once again starting on Wednesday.

Come see the Amerks take on the Manitoba Moose in a great divisional game on Wednesday at Blue Cross Arena.  The game begins at 7:05 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Hot Talk 1280 WHTK, and B2 networks.

On Thanksgiving, the [...]Read More

Meyer and Globke Lead Amerks to 5-4 Victory

November 16, 2007 - By

Stefan Meyer and Rob Globke had two goals each tonight to lead the Rochester Americans to a 5-4 victory over the Rockford IceHogs.  These were goals number five and six for Meyer and two and three for Globke.  Meyer also had an assist in the game.

The Amerks came out flying tonight in the first period.  With two goals put up by Globke and one by Meyer in the first ten minutes of play.  Although, the Hogs were right on their tails with two goals also scored in the first period.

In the second period, the Amerks once again came out guns blazing with another goal from Meyer at 7:26 on the power play.  Anthony Stewart came through with a goal at 13:10 to put the Amerks on top 5-2 at the end of the second.

It wouldn’t be an Amerks’ game if the third period wasn’t stressful.  Only 30 seconds into the period, the IceHogs scored their 3rd goal.  Then with Rob Globke in the penalty box, they scored again at 11:40 to bring the game within one.

The Amerks were able to hold on for the win with the help of David Shantz.  Shantz saved 31 of 35 shots in [...]Read More

One Game Weekend… Finally

November 16, 2007 - By

Tonight’s Friday Night Frenzy will see the Rochester Americans hosting the Rockford IceHogs for the first time ever.  The Amerks will have Andrej Sekera and Stefan Meyer back with the team, Sekera played in 11 games for the Sabres and Meyer played 2 games with the Panthers.

The Amerks are coming off of a shoot-out loss against the Wolves last Sunday in which they played a great game against an undefeated team.

Promotions tonight for the game:

Friday Night Frenzy: Prior to tonight’s game, fans can enjoy live music in the main concourse of The Blue Cross Arena courtesy of the Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra. The ensemble will begin playing at 6:15 p.m. and end when the puck drops.

AAA Discount Night: The game also falls on AAA Discount Night. All AAA members who present their membership cards at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office will receive 100 End Seating for $10.00 each (Regular $16.00) or 200 End Seating for $10.00 each (Regular $12.00).

Wendy’s Night: Tonight’s game is a Buy One, Get One Wendy’s Night. Fans can pick up the vouchers at any participating Wendy’s location.

Turkey Bowling: Fans will have the opportunity to participate in Turkey Bowling during [...]Read More

Judge refuses to remove Amerks management

November 16, 2007 - By

As reported in the Democrat and Chronicle today – A judge today refused to remove current management of the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks, saying a minority owner lacked evidence to support his claim that the sports teams are teetering on the brink of financial collapse.

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Sekera and Meyer Returned to Amerks

November 16, 2007 - By

Amerks General Manager Jody Gage announced today that the Florida Panthers have reassigned left wing Stefan Meyer and the Buffalo Sabres have reassigned Andrej Sekera to Rochester.

Reading Power Play Continues Through Next Week

November 14, 2007 - By

As the Reading Power Play series continues this week, more and more children are learning about the “Read a Hat Trick of Books Reading Program.”  This is a great reading competition running from December 5th through February 7th at your Monroe County Libraries.

All children have to be in grades K-12 to participate.  When your child reads three books they receive a free ticket to an Amerks’ game.  Every time they read three books they also get an entry into the grand prize drawing.  There will be a separate drawing for the two age groups.  The groups are grades K-5 and Grades 6-12 with a grand prize for each group.

The Grand Prize winners get suite tickets for up to six people to the Amerks’ game on February 20, 2008; the opportunity to drop the puck at the game; and a catered dinner in the President’s Lounge at the Blue Cross Arena.

Program Rules:

  • Children must be in grades K-12
  • You are entitled to one entry for every three books you read.  The books must be appropriate for your reading level and the entry must be signed by a parent, teacher, guardian or librarian.
  • The winners will be drawn [...]Read More

NHL Network to Feature Seven Amerks Games

November 13, 2007 - By

The NHL Network announced today a broadcast package with 20 game ‘Game of the Week’ matchups, seven of which will include games featuring the Rochester Americans.  The games will air on Thursday nights beginning this week at 7pm on the NHL Network in both the United States and Canada.

The 20-game package marks the most AHL games ever televised on NHL Network, which aired 12 AHL match-ups last season.  NHL Network has been televising AHL games since the 2004/05 season.

None of the Amerks games will be broadcast live, but it’ll be a great opportunity for them to be seen nationally. 

The NHL Network can be viewed on Channel 233 on Time Warner Digital Cable in Rochester, NY.

Here’s the full schedule:

– Thursday, Nov. 15 – Rochester @ Syracuse at 7 p.m. ET
– Thursday, Nov. 22 – Toronto @ Lake Erie at 7 p.m. ET
– Thursday, Nov. 29 – Lake Erie @ Rochester at 7 p.m. ET

– Thursday, Dec. 6 – Worcester @ Portland at 7 p.m. ET
– Thursday, Dec. 13 – Toronto @ Rochester at 7 p.m. ET
– Thursday, Dec. 20 – Springfield @ Portland at 7 p.m. ET

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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