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

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)!