Posts Tagged ‘Eric Boulton’

Amerks Team Effort Leads to Win Over the Devils

November 26, 2011 - By
Amerks Team Effort Leads to Win Over the Devils

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

Mid Week Amerks Report: Weekend Games, Injuries, Call Ups, etc

November 23, 2011 - By
Mid Week Amerks Report: Weekend Games, Injuries, Call Ups, etc

There hasn’t been any breaking news out of the Rochester Americans but with the business of Thanksgiving wanted to take time to catch up on everything going on.  Besides a few Twitter updates I doubt there’ll be another post until after the game on Friday.

Even though most of us will be getting a day off from on Thursday the Amerks will not be as they have practice on Thursday morning.  The last I had heard was that a bunch of the players would be getting together for their own dinner, there may be a story about that in the Democrat and Chronicle.

The Amerks have two home games this weekend, Friday night against the Albany Devils and on Saturday against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

This’ll be the first of four games against the Devils this season.  The Devils will have former Rochester American Eric Boulton in the lineup, he was sent down by the New Jersey Devils for conditioning.  The Devils also have Rochester native Stephen Gionta in the lineup, younger brother of Brian.  The Devils are 7-1-1-1 over their past 10 games and have won their past six straight.

The Amerks need to get their first win of the season on Saturday against the [...]Read More