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.

NOVEMBER READING APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
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.

Panthers call up Anthony Stewart

November 7, 2007 - By

Anthony Stewart was called up to the Florida Panthers late Tuesday night.

Hunter and MacArthur on the waiting list

November 6, 2007 - By

Lindy Ruff has said that both Dylan Hunter and Clarke MacArthur are possibilities to be called up for Wednesday nights game against the Boston Bruins.

Dylan Hunter Named AHL Player of the Week

November 5, 2007 - By

 Today, Dylan Hunter was named the Rbk/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 5, 2007.  Hunter registered seven points for the Rochester Americans this weekend in their tough three games in three days schedule. 

On Thursday, Hunter had one assist in the Amerks 3-1 win in Grand Rapids.  Back at home in Rochester on Friday, Dylan had a great game.  He registered two goals and three assists.  This gave him a hand in every goal in the 5-3 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins.  Again on Saturday, he had another assist in the 3-0 shutout of the Hamilton Bulldogs.

In honor of this award, Dylan Hunter will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Americans home game (TBA).

This is Dylan’s second year with the Rochester Americans.  Last year, he registered 8 goals and 20 assists for 28 points in 67 games.  This season in the first 14 games, he has scored 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points.

Prior to playing for the Amerks, Hunter was the captain of the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League.  In five seasons with the Knights, Dylan scored 369 points (95 goals and 274 assists).  He was also on [...]Read More

Amerks Release Bobby Robins

November 5, 2007 - By

Bobby Robins was released from a PTO contract yesterday by the Rochester Americans.  In 5 games with the team he had 13 PIM and zero points for a -2 rating.

Pictures from Oct 28 game vs Senators

November 4, 2007 - By

Thanks to Maureen Landers for the following pictures she took on October 28, 2007 when the Rochester Americans played the Binghamton Senators.

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Mike Weber called up to the Sabres

November 4, 2007 - By

Mike Weber was called up to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon.  He is likely to play on Monday against the Montreal Canadians due to injuries of Nolan Pratt and Jaroslav Spacek.  He’s been an assett to the Amerks D, let’s hope he’s back in time for the weekend!

Patrick Kaleta expected back this week!

November 4, 2007 - By

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!”  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.  In the 06/07 season he played 58 games with the Amerks for 5 goals, 10 assists, and a whopping 133 penalty minutes.  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

Amerks shutout the Bulldogs

November 4, 2007 - By

David Brine scored a short handed goal in the 2nd period, Adam Dennis faced 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.  David Brine fed a pass to Tanner Glass as they 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

Dylan Hunter Leads Amerks to Second Straight Win

November 3, 2007 - By

The Rochester Americans won their second straight in two nights against the Grand Rapids Griffins 5-3 with Dylan Hunter leading the way with two goals and three assists on the night.  He tallied his 4th and 5th goals of the season and now has 10 points for the year.  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.  Marek Zagrapan scored his 6th goal of the season.  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 ice at 19:06 in the 3rd period.  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 Ference in the first period of the game.

Adam Dennis had 32 saves on 35 shots in his second great showing this weekend.  Let’s hope he can continue this streak [...]Read More