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Amerks Hold on Tight and Defeat Marlies in Shootout

The Rochester Americans got the job done on Friday night defeating the Toronto Marlies to clinch home ice advantage for their first round in the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs.  It may not have been pretty as the Amerks gave up a three goal lead but they found a way to get the job done, and …
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Amerks vs Marlies Shootout and Fight Videos

The Amerks defeated the Marlies by the final score of 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night at Blue Cross Arena.  The game also had a couple of early fights between Andrew Lord and Richard Greenop and also Jimmy Bonneau and Phil Oreskovic. Shootout featured (in order of shot taken): Jamie Johnson, Tim Brent, Jeff …
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A Few Items from Amerks Morning Skate and Pink Boards

The Amerks just finished up their typical morning skate at Blue Cross Arena prior to the last regular season home game tonight against the Toronto Marlies.  Once the Amerks get at leats one point or the Abbotsford Heat lose a game the dates for the first home games of the playoffs will be officially announced. …
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Amerks Clinch Playoff Spot, A New Season Begins

Tyler Plante made 38 saves and shutout the Grand Rapids Griffins which clinched a spot in the playoffs for the Rochester Americans.  It will be the Amerks first appearance in the post season since 2007 when they were defeated in the first round by the Hamilton Bulldogs who went on to win the Calder Cup. …
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Marlies Capitalize on Amerks Bad Defensive Game to Win

The Rochester Americans had a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Sunday afternoon if they defeated the Toronto Marlies and the Lake Erie Monsters lost in regulation to the San Antonio Rampage.  Former Rochester American forward Stefan Meyer and the Rampage did their part defeating the Monsters in the final 90 seconds …
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Weekend Recap: Two Losses, A Goalie Scored and Steiner Sent to Reading

The Amerks lost two games on the road this weekend and sent Daniel Steiner back to Reading.  That’s the weekend in one sentence.  I took the weekend off from watching Amerks hockey and apparently I did not miss all that much but felt the need to write a recap of the weekend. ** Daniel Steiner …
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Turnovers Lead to Another Amerks Loss

“Our top guys didn’t have their best game,” Benoit Groulx said after the game.  Inconsistency will be what brings this team down heading into the spring.  A few days ago the talk was about a four game winning streak and the Amerks winning six of their past seven games.  On Sunday they found a way …
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Not Executing Leads to Another Loss; More Postgame Quotes

The Rochester Americans have to be happy that today is Saturday so that they can rebound from another poor performance on a Friday night.  The team is traveling today to play against the Binghamton Senators and if the past month tells us anything it’s that they’ll win the game. Benoit Groulx probably anticipated the question …
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Taffe and A Couple Bounces Lead Amerks to Win

“Bounces part of the hockey game,” Benoit Groulx said after the game.  “Last night (6-1 loss to Hamilton) they had tons of bounces.” The Rochester Americans bounced back on a Saturday night with a 5-3 win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in downtown Rochester.  Jeff Taffe led the way with two goals.  Daniel Steiner, Michal Repik, …
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