Every Player Goes Through It – Managing the Bumps and Bruises

The bumps and bruises of a hockey season are something that every hockey player on every team goes through whether they’ll admit it or not. With only 18 games remaining in the regular season managing those bumps and minor injuries is more important than ever, especially for a team with the expectations of playing into …
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Will Borgen is a Thrilling and Confident Defenseman

Will Borgen decided last March to pack his bags, leave school, start his professional career, and after 57 games this season with the Rochester Americans it’s clear that he made the correct decision. He’s only missed one game this season but there’s a good chance he would have played if it was a playoff game. …
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Beyond The Blade: Amerks Weekly | Episode 16

Welcome to the 16th episode of our Amerks weekly podcast on Beyond The Blade between myself, Keith Wozniak, and Chad DeDominicis from Die By the Blade. It’s a short podcast where we discuss what’s currently going on with the Rochester Americans and what’s happened since the previous episode. This week we talk about the weekend games against …
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Crunch Power Play Dominates the Amerks

The game plan appeared simple for the Syracuse Crunch, get the Rochester Americans to take penalties, and then go to work on the power play. It worked. The Crunch scored three power play goals on Sunday afternoon in a 4-1 win. They had also scored two power play goals during the game Saturday night. There …
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Amerks Score Five in a Road Win at Syracuse

The puck dropped on Saturday night in Syracuse with Rochester and Syracuse tied for first place with each team at 73 points in the standings. It’s not the first time they’ve been tied for first but just like previous ties the night ends with Rochester back in possession of first place. An overall dominating game …
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Wedgewood Earns a Big Road Win in Utica

The team practiced hard as intended on Monday, talked the talk leading up to the game on Wednesday night, and followed it up with a 60 minute effort on the road to beat Utica by a score of 3-1. It was a near perfect game with a 30 save night from Scott Wedgewood for his …
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Right Now There’s no Bigger Week than this Week

There’s 21 games remaining in the regular season for the Rochester Americans and the North Division race is closer than it has been all season. The team plays road games tonight in Utica, Saturday in Syracuse, and finishes the week at home on Sunday when they host Syracuse. Three divisional games with two against the …
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Guhle Traded to Anaheim; Baptiste Traded to Toronto

The NHL trade deadline is Monday afternoon but the first move that impacts the Rochester Americans occurred on Sunday when the Buffalo Sabres traded Brendan Guhle and a first round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Brandon Montour. In a statement released by the Sabres here’s what Jason Botterill had to say about Montour: “Brandon is …
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Bad Game Results in Loss to the Streaking Senators

“The first two periods we didn’t have anything tonight,” Chris Taylor said after the game. “We played terrible.” Those are some of the most candid public comments that Taylor has made this season. There’s likely times that he’s felt that way and shared that with the locker room but it’s not often he’ll make the …
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Lawrence Pilut is Excited to Play with Rochester Again

The Amerks had a light skate this morning for the players not expected to play tonight against Belleville and one player who is playing. Lawrence Pilut was assigned back to Rochester on Friday afternoon and this morning he was all smiles preparing to play. Pilut started the season with the Amerks playing in 16 games …
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