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Ugly Friday Night Loss to the Monsters

What was uglier, the loss or the jerseys? That was a question everyone was asking Friday night after the Monsters showed up in town and handed the Amerks a 5-2 loss on home ice. It was a special jersey night sponsored by Nickelodeon that featured the Monsters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed jerseys and …
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Amerks Lose Second Straight to the Checkers

The Rochester Americans are a good hockey team but the Charlotte Checkers are better and it showed this weekend. The Checkers won 3-1 on Saturday night and swept the weekend with back to back wins over the Amerks. Three things come to mind in summarizing the loss – an offensive zone turnover, a bad third …
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Amerks Lose 4-1 against the Checkers

If chances could earn at least a point in the standings the Rochester Americans could have earned one against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday night. Unfortunately they don’t. The Checkers scored four goals to defeat the Amerks by a 4-1 score and continue to be the number one team in the American League. Charlotte scored …
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Amerks Score Three in the Third, Wedgewood Earns Fifth Shutout

A slow 40 minutes of play opened up in the final 12 minutes of the game when the Amerks scored three goals to win 3-0 against the Utica Comets. Scott Wedgewood made 30 saves for his 25th win and fifth shutout. The only thing notable from the first period was a ridiculous game misconduct call …
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Amerks Complete Perfect Weekend with 6-1 Win Over Devils

Finishing a set of three games with three regulation wins in less than 48 hours along with losing an hour of sleep is something the team is satisfied with. The Amerks took a few too many penalties on Sunday but it didn’t slow them down from putting six goals up on the Devils to win …
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Recap of the Last 5 Games (Games 56-60)

Welcome to the 12th part of a 15 part season series highlighting the last five games (the last segment will be six games) showing off the stats, standings, highlights, transactions and whatever else took place prior to the next five games. The goal is to post these the day of the next game of a …
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A Big Stretch of Six in Nine Before a Break

In recent weeks it’s been said that the upcoming games are the biggest games of the season and that continues to hold true heading into this weekend as the Rochester Americans have slipped to second place for essentially the first time all season. There have been a couple of times based on points percentage they …
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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┬áChad DeDominicis from┬áDie 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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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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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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