Posts Tagged ‘Jacob Micflikier’

Amerks Face Division Rivals This Weekend

March 13, 2009 - By

The Rochester Americans are back in action this weekend with home games on Friday against the Toronto Marlies and Sunday against the Hamilton Bulldogs.  On Saturday they travel to Syracuse to take on the Crunch.  Following this weekend the Amerks will only have 12 games remaining.

One bright spot looking towards this weekend is the expected return of Drew Larman and Kenndal McArdle.  It’s been six weeks since we last saw McArdle in the lineup when he went out with a shoulder injury.  Larman has been out a month with a rib injury.

Michal Repik played with the Florida Panthers on Thursday night in Buffalo scoring the only goal of the game for the Panthers.  Not bad considering he only had 3:50 of ice time.  The Panthers next game is on Saturday home against Tampa, it’ll be interesting to see if he’s sent back or if the Cats keep him around.

Tanner Glass is recovering from shoulder surgery but does expect to return to action before the season is over.  Shawn Matthias has been out with a wrist injury and is not expected to play.  He was slashed on the stick last weekend which apparently sent some sort of vibration [...]Read More

Amerks Announce Clear Day Roster

March 12, 2009 - By

On Thursday afternoon the Rochester Americans announce their 22 man clear day roster for the remainder of the 08/09 regular season.  It’s yet another sign that the season is quickly coming to a close.  It’s sad that hockey season is winding down, but exciting to REALLY start looking forward to next season.  That’s a whole other topic.

No surprises with the Amerks lineup.  If the team had any plans of making the playoffs this would be a lot more interesting.

Here’s the roster:

Mike Brodeur and Tyler Plante; defensemen Michael Caruso, Jason Garrison, Rory Fitzpatrick, Keaton Ellerby, Jordan Henry, Peter Aston, Franklin MacDonald, and forwards Janis Sprukts, Drew Larman, Stefan Meyer, Michael Duco, Tanner Glass, Dan Collins, Karl Stewart, Shawn Matthias, Kenndal McArdle, Michal Repik, David Brine, Randall Gelech and Riley Emmerson. Forwards Jarret Lukin, Kyle Hagel, Andrew Sweetland, Judd Blackwater and Jacob Micflikier currently remain in residence.

The rest of the AHL also announced their rosters as well.

Amerks Post Game Injury Report

February 20, 2009 - By

The Rochester Americans beat the Hershey Bears on Friday night but they also lost two more players to injury.  Jacob Micflikier hurt his ankle in the second period and had to be helped off the ice.  He returned to the bench a short time later to play a few more shifts, but did not return in the third period.  Rory Fitzpatrick hurt his knee as well during the game and will not be playing in Toronto on Saturday afternoon.  Benoit Groulx was unsure if it was the same knee he had surgery on in December.

Here’s the rest of the injured players:

  • Drew Larman – rib injury
  • Tanner Glass – shoulder
  • Kenndal McArdle – shoulder
  • Kyle Hagel – shoulder
  • Luke Beaverson – concussion

We’ll know more after the weekend about the extent of the injuries to Micflikier and Fitzpatrick.  Drew Larman is expecting to be back within the next week.  The remaining injured players (Glass, McArdle, Hagel, Beaverson) are out with no timeline that I know of for returning.

Amerks End Road Trip With Win In Peoria

February 16, 2009 - By

The Rochester Americans finally ended their five games in six nights road trip Sunday when they defeated the Peoria Rivermen by the final score of 4-2.  Tyler Plante got his third win of the season making 34 saves in net.

The Amerks will have a much deserved day off on Monday as they return back to Rochester before playing back at home on Wednesday night against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Had a busy night tonight so I’m just going to be posting notes taken during the game:

Mike Caruso the only healthy scratch.

The Amerks have scored short handed goals in the last four games!

Manny Legace not starting in goal, the lord smiles down on us.  Tyler Plante in goal for the Amerks…a deserved start, he kept the Amerks in the game on Saturday against Rockford.

Goal given up 40 seconds into the game.  Becoming a habit to give up a goal within the first two minutes of the game.  Has happened in the last 4 games.

Janis Sprukts scores!  Kept driving it in when rebounds came up.  MacDonald and Meyer assists.  Sprukts has three goals since returning from Latvia.  15th goal for Janis. 31st point. 1-1

Flick gets [...]Read More

Thursday Gameday: Amerks vs Crunch

January 22, 2009 - By

The Rochester Americans are back at home tonight for an odd Thursday night home game against thruway rivals Syracuse Crunch, game time is at 7:05pm.  The Amerks lost the first three games this season against the Crunch but have won the last two.  The last win was back on January 9th, final score was 3-1.

The team has won six of its last eight, including two road wins this past weekend against the Manchester Monarchs and Providence Bruins.  Looking at the past 15 games they are 10-4-0-1.  Something strange is happening here in Rochester, the team is creeping closer to a .500 record.

The Crunch are coming off of a 6-3 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday afternoon, they have won three of their past four.

Goaltender Mike Brodeur, who has started 17 of the last 19 games for Rochester, and will start again tonight, boasts a 12-4-1 record in 17 games between the pipes for the Amerks. His 2.07 goals-against average and .933 save percentage presently rank him third and second among AHL netminders, respectively. Further, his two shutouts tie him for fourth in the league.

The game will be broadcast live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK, whtk.com [...]Read More

Amerks Win Two Games Against the Moose

January 4, 2009 - By

The Amerks won back to back games against the Manitoba Moose, what an excellent start to the new year!  Karl Stewart scored the game winning goal in the 10th round of the shootout on Saturday to give the Amerks the two game sweep.  The last time the Amerks won in Manitoba was December 2006.

Mike Brodeur is now leading the AHL with a 1.59 goals against average following Saturday nights win, if he continues at this pace he should be selected to Team Canada for the AHL All-Star Classic.

On Friday night Stefan Meyer and Jacob Micflikier scored to give the Amerks a 2-1 win.

Saturday goals were scored for Cory Murphy, Stefan Meyer, and the shoot out winner by Karl Stewart for the 3-2 win.

Cory Murphy cleared waivers back on October 11th, makes one wonder if the team could have started the season any differently had he been assigned here at that time.

The Amerks gained four points this weekend and continue climbing the steps out of last place, a lot of games are left in the season and a lot is possible.

“We were better than we were last night,” Moose head coach Scott Arniel said [...]Read More

Amerks Led By Brodeur Shut-Out the Crunch

December 15, 2008 - By

The Amerks finally snapped a 13 game losing streak against thruway rivals Syracuse Crunch by shutting them out 1-0 at Blue Cross Arena.  It was yet another game of stellar goaltending from Mike Brodeur who is now 4-2-0 since joining the team, this being his second shut-out.  Mike Brodeur was the first star of the game and also the first star of the day in the American Hockey League with 30 saves on the night.

Kenndal McCardle scored the only goal for the Amerks at 7:47 of the first period.  The play started when Jacob Micflikier shot the puck from the face off circle, Stefan Meyer grabbed the rebound and put it back on the net where McCardle was able to put it away for his fifth of the season.

The Crunch had some decent scoring opportunities, especially in the third period.  Derek MacKenzie had a great chance when he took the puck in almost all alone when the Crunch were short handed in the third period, Brodeur made the save but Peter Aston and Noah Welch also showed great hustle getting back and slowing him down.  Maksim Mayorov had another great chance after he received an excellent [...]Read More

Amerks Scare the Monsters In Cleveland

December 13, 2008 - By

Only 13 seconds into the game, Stefan Meyer took on Nathan Smith of the Lake Erie Monsters.

Mike Caruso just gave the puck away right next to the net.  Lucky, Brodeur was ready and stopped the puck before anything bad could happen.  A breakaway was stopped by Keaton Ellerby…but, he also got called for hooking. 

Nice job by McArdle, followed his man stride for stride and stole the puck to send it down the ice.  David Brine is showing a great forecheck on the penalty kill.

Brodeur was way too far out of the net, which allowed Mike Vernace behind the net to pass to Chris Durn, who was skating in untouched and easily put it into an open net.

Second period, more of the same.. Amerks take it.. spin it off the boards behind the net and unable to set a play up to take a quality shot.  Or, bring it in and take a shot.. it bounces off an opposing player and they bring it back for a two on two.

Amerks finally get a bounce.. Larman took a shot and everyone was heading to the front of the net, it trickled past Monster’s goaltender, Jason [...]Read More

Amerks Pickup First Road Win in Houston

December 10, 2008 - By

The Amerks were able to mess with Texas and pickup their first road win of the season tonight in a 2-1 shootout against the Houston Aeros.  Jacob Micflikier scored the winning goal in the shootout and Mike Brodeur had another stellar game in goal.

Brodeur saved 26 of 27 shots through the end of overtime and then three of four Houston shots in the shootout.  Could he be the answer we’ve been looking for to try and salvage the season?  After playing in three games it sure does seem that way.  Having a goalie the team can count on may give the defense some more confidence, now if only the offense can put the pack past opposing goalies.. we may start, dare I say it, a winning streak!

Dan Collins scored the Amerks only goal of the game and his fifth of the season at 17:30 of the first period, assists to Mike Duco and David Brine.

The power play goal by Maxim Noreau was the only goal of the game for the Houston Aeros.  The Aeros were one for six on the power play.  On the flip side, the Amerks had seven power play opportunities, including a five on [...]Read More

When Was the Last Time The Amerks…

December 9, 2008 - By

Here’s some “fun facts” I guess you could call them about the last time certain things were achieved by or against the Rochester Americans.  A few items that stick out more than others: The last Amerk to get a hat-trick at Blue Cross arena was Stefan Meyer on December 16, 2006, nearly two years ago.  Scott McCrory was the last Amerk to score four goals in one game over 18 years ago on November 3, 1990.  It’s been less than a year since an opposing player has scored four goals against us.

One item I’ll add of my own: The Amerks have not been shutout yet this season!

Amerks had a shutout:

  • Home: Mike Brodeur vs Albany River Rats, 12/07/08 (game #24), 4-0
  • Away: Adam Dennis @ Toronto, 2/2/08 (game #51), 3-0

Amerks were shutout:

  • Home: Karl Goehring, Syracuse, 4/11/08 (game #78), 0-4
  • Away: Dan LaCosta @ Syracuse, 3/14/08 (game #365), 0-3

Amerks win in overtime:

  • Home: vs Albany, 2/20/08, (game #58), 2-1 (Anthony Stewart)
  • Away: @ Lake Erie, 3/20/08, (game #67), 5-4 (David Brine)

Amerks lose in overtime:

  • Home:vs Toronto, 2/1/08, (game #50), 2-3 (Jeremy Williams)
  • Away: @Binghamton, 3/15/08, (game [...]Read More

Game Day Skate, Preparing for the Chops

December 5, 2008 - By

The team had a short practice this morning as they prepared to take on the Iowa Chops tonight at Blue Cross Arena.  The Amerks are coming off of their most successful three days of the season last weekend when they collected two points beating the Lake Erie Monsters and gained another point in a loss to the Toronto Marlies in a shootout.

Jacob Micflikier is back after he was sent down to the Florida Everblades on November 22nd.  Micflikier has six points (1+5) in 13 games with the Rochester and 21 points (9+12) in just eight games with the Everblades.  Hopefully his burst of points with the Everblades continues up here.

The Amerks also signed goaltender Mike Brodeur to a 25-game Professional Tryout (PTO). The 25-year-old netminder appeared in eight games with Augusta Lynx of the ECHL to start the season, posting a 2-4-1 record with a 3.02 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.  His record does not seem that great, but he’s considered a great player who was on a really bad team.  Jack Birch said that he played very well in the games he was able to see him in, which [...]Read More

Jacob MicFlikier Sent to Everblades

November 22, 2008 - By

Jacob MicFlikier was reassigned to the Florida Everblades for the weekend after last night’s game.  There were a few injuries to the ‘Blades in last night’s game and since the Amerks don’t have a game until Wednesday night, they are loaning Jacob for the rest of the weekend.  Expect him to be back with Rochester in time for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Marlies.