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Benoit Groulx

Amerks Goalie Drew MacIntyre Signed to Play for a Winner

The first of many free agents signed during the offseason by the Buffalo Sabres were three players who will have a big impact on the Rochester Americans. They signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre as well as forwards Derek Whitmore and Colin Stuart. MacIntyre was one of the top AHL free agent goaltenders available so it was …
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Three Awesome Words: Benoit Groulx Resigns

The news broke on Monday that Benoit Groulx had resigned as Rochester Americans head coach and returned to his prior position, coach of the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  From the QMJHL press release, “Under his reign, the Olympics won three championships in six seasons. Groulx led the team to three …
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Grading the 2009-2010 Amerks Player by Player

One week ago today we were mentally preparing for game 7 against the Abbotsford Heat and hoping for a legendary game.  It certainly turned out to be a legendary game, unfortunately not in favor of the Amerks.  As sports fans, it’s the type of loss that will live with us forever until another Calder Cup …
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Players Talk About A Wasted Season, Only One Change is Needed

There was one player not afraid to make his feelings known and that was Jamie Johnson.  He shared his displeasure with the lack of acknowlegdment that the Florida Panthers gave to him as well as what seemed like a lack of respect from the head coach (no problems with Jason Cipolla).  During the tough times …
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Game 2: Stay Out of the Box and Play Physical Near the Net

It’s only game two of a seven game series tonight between the Amerks and Heat but it’s possibly one of the most important games.  If the Heat win and return home for three games everything is in their favor.  If the Amerks win the series starts over as a best of five with three straight …
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Regular Season Mistakes Sink the Amerks in Game 1

Benoit Groulx made the decision to start rookie goaltender Alexander Salak in the first game of the 2010 playoffs for the Rochester Americans and the decision back fired on him.  The Heat scored three first period goals against Salak and that was enough for him, he was pulled after the first period and replaced by …
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Gameday: Rory Out, Observartions, Matthias has the Experience

The Rochester Americans and Abbotsford Heat face off tonight for Game 1 of their Calder Cup playoff series.  The Amerks missed the playoffs the last two seasons after having two of the worst teams in franchise history.  A pretty remarkable turnaround, big thanks to the wallet of Amerks Owner Curt Styres. A few quick things before …
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Round 1 Preview of the Amerks vs Heat

The Amerks begin their run for the Calder Cup on Thursday night against the Abbotsford Heat in I’m guaranteeing will be a great round of hockey.  The two teams met four times during the regular season with the Heat winning three of those games but the teams that played each other during the regular season …
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