3-2 Overtime loss to the Bulldogs

October 7, 2007 - By

The Hamilton Bulldog’s Maxim Lapierre scored 39 seconds into overtime to give Hamilton a 3-2 win over the Rochester Americans tonight in front of a crowd of 6,985 at The Blue Cross Arena.  Right wing Mark Mancari and left wing Clarke MacArthur provided Rochester with its two goals, while David Shantz made 18 saves in his first start of the season.

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Amerks lose first game of the season, 4-1

October 6, 2007 - By

The Toronto Marlies scored four unanswered goals to hand the Rochester Americans their first loss of the new season today at Ricoh Coliseum.  Second-year right winger Adam Taylor scored Rochester’s only marker of the game. The goal was his first as an Amerk.  Rochester goalie, and Toronto native, Adam Dennis made 32 saves.

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Amerks win season opener 6-4

October 5, 2007 - By

The Rochester Americans opened there season with a 6-4 win on October 5th versus central NY rivals the Syracuse Crunch.  We will be providing as much original content as we can for games once we’re fully up and running.

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Home Opener / Offical Launch..

October 5, 2007 - By

The Rochester Americans start the 2007/08 regular season tonight at Blue Cross Arena versus rivals Syracuse Crunch, lets go amerks!!!! 

Lets Go Amerks Offical Launch is coming in a few days.  We had hoped to have it fully up and running by the start of the season, but have experienced some delays due to work schedules.  A few finishing touches to put in place and we’ll be up and running (with a completely different look)!

Everblades Receive Nasby, Tuma From Panthers

October 3, 2007 - By

October 2, 2007 ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League have reassigned defensemen Martin Tuma and Bret Nasby to the club.The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the Rochester Americans and the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the fifth round (162nd overall) by Florida in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and under NHL contract to the Panthers, the 22-year-old Tuma had nine assists and 77 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games and six penalty minutes in three Kelly Cup Playoff games for the Everblades in 2006-07 while also playing in the AHL where he had 33 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games and appeared in one playoff game for Rochester.

Selected in the fifth round (152nd overall) by Florida in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and under NHL contract to the Panthers, the 21-year-old Nasby had four points (1g-3a) and 19 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Everblades.


Mancari, Zagrapan, and Funk being sent back?

September 30, 2007 - By

After the Buffalo Sabres final pre season game against the Pittsburgh Penguins the team held autograph sessions throughout the arena with different players at various locations.  The only players who appeared to be missing that were scheduled were Mark Mancari, Marek Zagrapan, and Mike Funk.

Seems like an almost safe bet that we’ll see an announcement that they are being sent down to the Amerks to start the season.  It’s not likely that the Sabres would allow anyone to skip the sessions while their names were plastered all over every video screen in the arena, unless they had already been given the news.

I havn’t heard much about Funk this pre season, but Mark Mancari and Marek Zagrapan are two players stepping up their game who will be a great asset for the Amerks (assuming the Sabres don’t get run down with injuries and they get called up often).

Amerks lose to Syracuse 4-3

September 30, 2007 - By

(Oswego, NY – September 30)… The Rochester Americans dropped their preseason finale today, 4-3, to the Syracuse Crunch at the Oswego State Campus Center Ice Arena. The Amerks ended the preseason with a 1-2-0-0 record.Rochester got three second-period goals from Martin Lojek, Mike Card and Drew Larman. Rookie Tyler Plante made his first preseason start in goal for Rochester and made 14 saves. Forward Kamil Kreps, who was assigned to Rochester today, did not make the trip.Syracuse got a stellar effort in goal as Tomas Popperle made 37 saves. Jeffrey Szwez led the Crunch with one goal and one assist. Geoff Platt netted the game-winner at the 13:00 mark of the second period.Syracuse opened the game with a 2-0 lead as Chanse Fitzpatrick and Szwez scored first-period goals.Rochester tied the game with goals by Lojek and Crad early in the second period. The Crunch, however, regained the lead on a short-handed goal by Andrew Murray at 5:33. The Amerks evened the score at three at 9:28 on a goal by Larman. Syracuse answered midway through the period as Platt scored on the power play for a 4-3 advantage.Popperle made the score holdup as he made 15 saves in the second [...]Read More

Amerks Put Down the Bulldogs 3-2

September 28, 2007 - By

The Amerks put down the Bulldogs in their first preseason game tonight with a 3-2 victory at the ESL Centre, with goals from Tanner Glass, Kenndal McArdle and Adam Taylor.

Adam Dennis had a great showing stopping 16 of 18 shots faced.

Goals for Hamilton came from Duncan Milroy and Thomas Beauregard.

The Amerks took the victory in the first of a two game series with the defending Calder Cup Champions.  The second game will be played tomorrow at the Hagersville Memorial Arena in Hagersville, Ontario at 4:00PM.

The Americans’ home opener is Friday October 5 at 7:35PM against the Syracuse Crunch.

Stefan Meyer and Martin Lojek

September 27, 2007 - By

Panthers send 2 players to Amerks

(September 27, 2007) Forward Stefan Meyer and defenseman Martin Lojek will be reassigned to the Rochester Americans by the Florida Panthers.

Lojek blossomed into a solid defenseman last season. He bounced between the AHL and ECHL as a rookie but was one of the more consistent defensemen until suffering a season-ending shoulder injury on the final weekend.

Meyer was chosen Amerks rookie of the year by the booster club in 2005-06 but struggled to find a role last year.

The Amerks play their only home preseason game on Friday, hosting the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:35 p.m. at the ESL Sports Centre. Tickets are $8.

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New Amerks Jerseys Revealed!

September 27, 2007 - By

The new Reebok Edge jerseys that the Rochester Americans will be wearing for the 07/08 season were ‘revealed’ in EA Sports NHL ’08 earlier this month, and as expected they are exactly what they’ll be wearing as Recognition Experts now has them for sale online.

Looks like we’ll see these in action at Fridays pre-season game against the Syracuse Crunch, one would’ve expected an ‘official’ press release by now, but here they are:

07/08 Amerks White Jersey07/08 Amerks Red Jersey

The jerseys are no longer baggy as we’ve all known for decades, welcome the new lightweight streamlined jerseys that cling to your body and are resistant to moisture.  Many fans in the past have stuck with wearing their jerseys only on game days due to the size of them.  On a recent trip to HSBC arena for a morning at the Sabres training camp I tried on one of the new style of  jerseys and was amazed how it’d be much more comfortable to wearing more often.

Amerks Camp 09-26-2007

September 27, 2007 - By

Here’s some video I took at the Amerks training camp on Wednesday September 26, 2007.  No claim to have anything professional here, just some clips put together.

2007 Training Camp Roster

September 26, 2007 - By

When training camp for the Amerks opened on Monday they provided a roster of players at this years camp (not including players still not sent down by the Panthers and Sabres).

Amerks 2007 Training Camp (74kb .pdf)