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Colin Blackwell

Colin Blackwell Was One of the First Calls for Nashville

Colin Blackwell signed a two year contract this week with the Nashville Predators, that’s a big jump from where he was at this time last summer. “I think he was probably one of our first calls in the interview process,” is what Scott Nichol had to say about Colin Blackwell when I asked him at …
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Randy Sexton Talks About Moves Expected in Free Agency

It’s July 1st which means today is the first day of free agency and time for gaps in the Rochester Americans roster to be filled in. The team has two specific needs – a goalie and a forward or two that can score. Leading up to the start of free agency the Amerks have already …
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Rochester Comments from Sexton and Botterill at the Draft

The 2018 NHL Draft is in the history books and everyone knows what Buffalo did so here’s some Rochester related comments. Jason Botterill and Randy Sexton met with the media after the draft and here’s what they had to say with direct relation to Rochester. The two interviews below are worth watching in their entirety …
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Player Thoughts from the Amerks 2018 Locker Clean Out

The ice is gone, the bags are packed, the locker room is empty and players are making plans to go back home for the summer. Locker clean out’s are complete and with that comes end of season thoughts and looking forward. Getting swept in three games by Syracuse wasn’t how anyone wanted the season to …
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Season Defining Night; Player Performances Through Two Games

The Amerks are down 2-0 in the best of five series but aren’t out of it yet. A season isn’t over until that final hand shake line and that’s the last thing the team wants to do on home ice. If you’re reading this and live in Rochester you should be at the game. Emotions are …
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Game 2 Recap: Scoring Five Goals Wasn’t Good Enough

There’s a few different story lines about this Rochester Americans season as a whole but the only one that matters right now is the Syracuse Crunch taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the best of five first round series. Saturday night for game two in Syracuse was better but better isn’t good enough in the …
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Three Harvard Friends are Leading the Amerks at Center

Heading into the 2017/2018 season two Harvard graduates and teammates knew they’d be playing together in Rochester, Sean Malone and Kyle Criscuolo. When the Buffalo Sabres opened prospect camp in September a third Harvard graduate and former teammate made an impression and earned a roster spot – Colin Blackwell. Tonight, the trio will be three …
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Amerks Regular Season by the Numbers

The first half of the 2017/2018 Rochester Americans season was recapped as a fun winning team. In the second half of the season they stayed alive, stuck with it, made it through injuries, recalls and it was enough to clinch a playoff position. The team finished in third place in the North Division. They also …
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A Big Crowd Fueled Justin Bailey and the Amerks Comeback

The energy of a home crowd can fuel the success of a team and that’s what happened on Friday night. Justin Bailey scored two goals to start an Amerks comeback and called it the best crowd in the three years he’s been a Rochester American. An announced crowd of 7,846 may not have been the …
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Gill and Fasching Joined the Blackwell Show in Overtime Win

After a dismal display of hockey on Friday night by the Rochester Americans they bounced back on Saturday night against the league leading Toronto Marlies. The Amerks gave up a lead twice but also came back twice before winning in overtime tying a league record for most overtime games in a season at 29. The …
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A Friday Night Game to Forget

The playoff bound Rochester Americans went into the game on Friday night riding a three game winning streak and left the building wanting to have a short memory forgetting that the game against Belleville took place. The Senators scored four second period goals on the way to winning 5-1. For what it’s worth, Belleville also …
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