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Player Thoughts from the Amerks 2018 Locker Clean Out

The ice is gone, the bags are packed, the locker room is empty and players are making plans to go back home for the summer. Locker clean out’s are complete and with that comes end of season thoughts and looking forward. Getting swept in three games by Syracuse wasn’t how anyone wanted the season to …
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Zero Playoff Wins – Amerks Season is Over

The 2017/2018 Rochester Americans season is over after losing three straight games to the Syracuse Crunch. The better team won. Playoff hockey requires a team game that Syracuse had, Rochester didn’t. It was an impressive crowd for a Wednesday night and the first round of playoff hockey, especially with the team down by two games …
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Game 1 Recap: Crunch Played Their Way and Dominated

The last 20 minutes of hockey on Friday night along with the post game comments felt like the middle of a losing streak in the middle of the season. That’s not the way the first game of the playoffs should end. One team in this series went to the Calder Cup finals last season and …
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Round 1 Preview: Winning Three Games is the Only Option

The 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs start for the Rochester Americans tonight after what felt like the longest week of the season. It was a fast paced week of intense practices that had more urgency than I’ve seen all season. The drills weren’t any different than usual but it was a constant cycle with short water …
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Time for Bailey, Baptiste and UIlmark to Lead in the Playoffs

The Amerks opened the 2017/2018 regular season with a 3-1 win over the Syracuse Crunch and after the game Justin Bailey said, “We wanted to show the city of Rochester it’s going to be a change of pace around here.” Changing the pace meant winning hockey games and making the playoffs again. “It’s exciting for …
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A Big Crowd Fueled Justin Bailey and the Amerks Comeback

The energy of a home crowd can fuel the success of a team and that’s what happened on Friday night. Justin Bailey scored two goals to start an Amerks comeback and called it the best crowd in the three years he’s been a Rochester American. An announced crowd of 7,846 may not have been the …
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Linus Ullmark Returns Tonight vs Syracuse

The Rochester Americans have three regular season games remaining before the playoffs, two of those games are against the Syracuse Crunch in what could be a preview of the first round of the playoffs. The Crunch have a 5-1-1-1 series advantage this season. Rochester won the first two games of the season against Syracuse and also …
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A Friday Night Game to Forget

The playoff bound Rochester Americans went into the game on Friday night riding a three game winning streak and left the building wanting to have a short memory forgetting that the game against Belleville took place. The Senators scored four second period goals on the way to winning 5-1. For what it’s worth, Belleville also …
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Criscuolo Returns to the Blackwell Show

It’s the first week of April, it’s snowing out and the Rochester Americans have five games left before the playoffs. The final stretch starts tonight at home against Belleville. Kyle Criscuolo will be back in the Amerks lineup after missing 13 games while up with the Buffalo Sabres (even though he was injured the whole …
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Two High Sticks and a Turnover Results in Another Loss

The Rochester Americans made more mistakes than the Utica Comets and it cost them the game. Utica scored one power play goal that went off of Justin Bailey’s stick, a 5 on 3 power play goal and then a turnover at the Amerks blue line. The post game report doesn’t need more than that. Wednesday night …
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Borgen Decided He was Ready and Made the Call

Will Borgen made his debut at Amerks practice on Tuesday morning fresh off his season ending at St Cloud State and starting his pro hockey career. The contract was finalized over the weekend, he flew out on Monday, started practicing on Tuesday. In his first pro practice he was paired up with veteran defenseman Nathan …
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