Heading into the game on Friday night there were low expectations due to the fact that the Amerks had lost another forward to a call up, that player being Zack Kassian. That meant the Amerks would be without him, TJ Brennan, Corey Tropp and Drew MacIntyre. The Amerks are still without forwards Travis Turnbull, Michael Ryan and Jonathan Parker who have not returned from injuries. The results of the game though was unexpected with the Amerks winning 4-2 thanks to a solid team effort.
The Amerks had called Riley Boychuck back up from the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL and also signed Evan Rankin to a tryout contract from the Toledo Walleye to help add some extra warm bodies to the bench due to the lack of players.
Shaone Morrisonn, Jacob Lagace, Colin Stuart and Derek Whitmore all scored for the Amerks. Three players out of those four who scored are exactly the players you’d hope to have scoring during times like this when the roster is a shell of what it’s supposed to be.
Morrisonn was in perfect position near the front of the net to put in a rebound. Lagace scored on a breakaway thanks to a great [...]Read More