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Rookie Victor Olofsson is Leading the Amerks in October

Rookie forward Victor Olofsson of the Rochester Americans has broken a couple of windows at his parents house growing up and when asked about the garage door he said it’s not beautiful. The damage appears to have paid off after this weekend when Olofsson scored two game winning goals with the quick shot he’s known …
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Amerks Score Six in First Win of the Season

That’s the game the Rochester Americans needed to play after back to back loses. A steady game from Adam Wilcox (30 saves) in net and six different players with multi point games resulted in a 6-3 home win for the Amerks. Players with multiple points:┬áVictor Olofsson (1G+2A), CJ Smith (1G+1A), Zach Redmond (1G+2A), Lawrence Pilut …
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Season Preview: Elite Playoff Team or Bust

The Rochester Americans begin their 63rd season on Friday night with expectations higher than ever for the season ahead. It’s one thing for fans and the media to dish out predictions and set the bar high but when management, coaches and players all do it there’s an increased level of accountability. Throughout training camp and …
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Six Things to Remember About Last Season

Is it October yet? That’s the question hockey addicts ask all summer waiting for a new season to start. The regular season starts in October but it’s time we accept September as the start to the new season. The Prospects Challenge, NHL training camp, NHL preseason games, AHL training camp and AHL preseason games all …
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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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Zero Playoff Wins – Amerks Season is Over

The 2017/2018 Rochester Americans season is over after losing three straight games to the Syracuse Crunch. The better team won. Playoff hockey requires a team game that Syracuse had, Rochester didn’t. It was an impressive crowd for a Wednesday night and the first round of playoff hockey, especially with the team down by two games …
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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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Connor Ingram Shuts Out the Amerks

It only takes one mistake by a team to lose and that’s what happened on Wednesday night when the Syracuse Crunch shutout the Rochester Americans in a one goal game. Matt Tennyson turned the puck over trying to leave the Amerks zone, Syracuse moved the puck around,┬áCarter Verhaeghe fired a shot off the back boards …
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Colin Blackwell Leads Amerks to Third Straight Win

Two weeks ago the Rochester Americans had lost four straight, couldn’t figure out what was going on and talked about needing to string some wins together. Last weekend Chris Taylor shared some “not so nice words” during a first period intermission. Tonight the Rochester Americans came from behind again to win 3-2 over Laval Rocket. …
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