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Beyond The Blade: Amerks Weekly | Episode 11

Welcome to the eleventh episode of our Amerks weekly podcast on Beyond The Blade between myself, Keith Wozniak, and Chad DeDominicis from Die 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 touch on the weekend series with …
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CJ Smith Defeats the Toronto Marlies

Less than 24 hours after being losing a disappointing game on home ice in front of a large crowd the Rochester Americans traveled to Toronto with the addition of CJ Smith and turned the weekend around with a commanding 5-1 win. It was the 10th regulation loss of the season on home ice for the …
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Recap of the Last 5 Games (Games 31-35)

Welcome to the seventh 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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Amerks Split the Weekend vs Toronto and Utica

The Rochester Americans split the weekend with a controlling 5-1 win over the Toronto Marlies followed by a battle against Utica that resulted in a 4-3 loss. In front of a crowd of just over 8,000 people the Amerks had goals from five different players along with strong goaltending again from Scott Wedgewood when they …
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Dalton Smith is a Difference Maker in Rochester

The role of the stereotypical fourth liner in hockey has evolved over the last 10 to 15 years from being a goon that was pure intimidation to now being the muscle on the ice that can provide intimidation but also needs to be able to play hockey. There was a time not too long ago …
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Amerks Return from Break with a Shutout Win Over Cleveland

The Rochester Americans returned from Christmas break with a 4-0 shutout win on the road in Cleveland powered by three power play goals. The team had three days off, took a four hour bus ride to Cleveland on Wednesday, and won in a decisive fashion ending a three game losing streak. Overall the Amerks played …
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Recap of the Last 5 Games (Games 26-30)

Welcome to the sixth 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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Amerks Tripped Up by Wolf Pack

This recap is directly from Amerks.com (Rochester, NY) … The Rochester Americans (18-9-2-0) and Hartford Wolf Pack (13-14-1-2) combined for four goals in the second period before the Wolf Pack tacked on two more in the third to come away with a 4-2 win in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams Friday …
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Criscuolo Excited for Return Tonight; Back to Back vs Hartford

The Rochester Americans have back to back home games this weekend hosting the Hartford Wolf Pack and they’ll have a forward back in the lineup that has missed a majority of the season so far – Kyle Criscuolo. He was injured in a game against Utica on October 26 and has been out of the …
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Amerks Disappoint Again on a Wednesday Night

When this Rochester Americans team loses a game they make sure to lose it in a memorable way. They aren’t good memories either. After two disappointing Wednesday night losses at home in a row it’s tough for anyone who was at the game to think about this as a first place team. Typically when a …
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