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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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Amerks Pickup First Shootout Win of the Season

The positive on Friday night was that the Amerks were able to win in a shootout over the Hamilton Bulldogs to add a much needed two points to the standings.  The five regulation goals were all scored by different players with Evgeny Dadonov, Daniel Steiner, and Jeff Taffe leading the way in the shootout.  Alexander …
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Monsters Scare Away Amerks; Rochester Drops Fourth Straight

The Amerks dropped their fourth straight game on Tuesday night heading into the Christmas break.  I’m changing my wish list to ask for one thing, two big wins this coming weekend.  A lot of things are not going well for this team right now.  There’s also a lot of things that are contributing to things …
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