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Oct 20 Video Highlights of Amerks Win Over Hershey

The longest rivalry in the AHL continues as the Bears open up their 75th season at home. The Amerks fell behind by 3 in the second period but made a huge comeback fueled by a 4 for 6 performance on the power play and some awful goaltending by Dany Sabourin (4 goals against, 3 saves …
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Grading the 2011-2012 Amerks Roster

It’s time to finally post our grades for the 2011-2012 Amerks roster and no, it’s not a mistake that it’s the end of June.  Once the season is over interest pretty much fades and so does traffic, even when new content is posted.  This is the time of year that there’s also renewed interest in …
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Amerks Lose in Overtime; League Leading 23rd Game in Overtime

The good thing about the game on Wednesday night is that Amerks finally scored a goal after a drought of seven periods and over 147 minutes of play.  Luke Adam was in the penalty box for goaltender interference and Evan Rankin scored shorthanded for his 12th goal of the season.  One other good thing is …
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Video of the Friday Night Crunch Win Over the Amerks

The Amerks had the chance to win on Friday night but a costly turnover, failed power play attempt and a foolish penalty cost them the game.  The Crunch are in the hunt for the playoffs as much as the Amerks are and they took full advantage of every chance in the game.  The game also …
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View the Amerks Clear Day Roster; Drew Schiestel to the Texas Stars

The biggest news of the day is that Drew Schiestel has been assigned to the Texas Stars.  He had been an odd man out defenseman for much of the season never fully recovered from a knee injury.  He also made a few costly mistakes in games and was sat out after those were made.  Based …
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Predicting the Amerks Clear Day Roster Due at 3pm Today

Today is one of the more important days for all 30 teams in the American Hockey League since by 3pm a 22 man roster has to be submitted of players eligible to play for the remainder of the season and into the playoffs.  Teams can also list players as in residence to be used for …
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Varone and Igor Lead the Amerks to a 15 Round Shootout Win (with shootout video)

A week after a horrible weekend collapse the Amerks are now on a three game winning streak heading into the month of March and the final push for the Calder Cup playoffs.  The 15 round shootout win had a bit of everything and it all came together with Igor Gongalsky winning the game in the …
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David Leggio Leads the Amerks to a Second Straight Win

The Amerks are in need of a push to the playoffs and they gave themselves just that with their second win in a row on Friday night against the Adirondack Phantoms.  David Leggio played a superb game for his second shutout of the season with 27 saves.  There was also at least four or five …
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Rolston Looks to Get Amerks Chemistry Back Together

There are only 26 games left in the regular season for the Rochester Americans and it feels as if they finally have a lineup that they should have had to start the season.  The race has started and it’s going to be close down the stretch for the playoffs so it’s almost as if it …
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Parker, Szydlowski and Boychuk to the Gladiators; Returning to Health

A good sign that everyone is getting healthy is the fact that the Rochester Americans have made some roster moves to send players elsewhere.  The team announced today that Jonathan Parker, Shawn Szydlowski and Riley Boychuk have been sent down to the Gwinnett Gladiators.  It’s a move that should have happened back in October.  Those …
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Amerks Highlights from 3-0 Win Over the Heat on February 2

The Amerks started the month of February on a good note with a 3-0 win over the Abbotsford Heat on February 2nd.  For a full recap of the two games against the Heat you can read that here. Goaltender David Leggio also debuted his new mask at this game, you can read about that here. Thanks …
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