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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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Adam Wilcox Earns Win Over the Monsters in Overtime

The wins aren’t always going to come in easy ways and when they aren’t you have to rely on goaltending and that’s what the Rochester Americans did for the second night in a row. Adam Wilcox made 30 saves in the 2-1 overtime winner on the road in Cleveland to end the weekend with back …
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Team Meeting and Three Wins Later Amerks are Looking to Separate Themselves

After starting the season winning 10 out of their first 14 games the Rochester Americans suddenly found themselves in a bit of a slump with no one to blame but themselves. On November 16 the team traveled to Springfield where they were embarrassed in a 9-4 loss. Over a seven game span they found themselves …
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