The Grand Rapids Griffins make their only trip to Rochester in search of their first win of the season. The Griffins took a 2 goal lead in the second period but 3 power play goals by the Amerks sealed the victory for Rochester with the final score ending 4-3.
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The Rochester Americans finish up their stretch of four games in six nights when they host the Syracuse Crunch at 7:05pm at Blue Cross Arena. The Amerks are .500 right now at 2-2 and the Crunch are undefeated 2-0. After losing their first two games of the season being outscored 10-3 the Amerks have won their last two outscoring the opposition 10-3 with seven of those goals this past Sunday.
After the first two losses there was talk that the lack of a quality preseason scheduled played into those losses and depending on how the next few games go that could prove to be true. The offense looks night and day different in the last two games than the first two games. The players are connecting passes, they’re finding each other on the ice to make plays and overall seem to know each other a lot better.
One of many players to keep an eye on tonight is Kyle Palmieri of the Syracuse Crunch, a player developed by Amerks Coach Ron Rolston. Palmieri was the AHL player of the week after scoring four goals and two assists in two games for the Crunch.
Amerks rookie Jonathan Parker had [...]Read More
It’s amazing how one solid hockey game can put another one in the past, even if there’s only four games played on the season. The Rochester Americans on Sunday evening showed what they can be capable of when all of the right pieces fall into place with a 7-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins. There’s still some things to work on (defensive turnovers) but overall it was an exciting night of hockey inside Blue Cross Arena.
Six different players scored goals, 10 players tallied an assist, 15 out of 18 players had at least one shot on net and 52 minutes in penalties were handed out. This was the type of hockey game that would’ve had the arena off it’s foundation at the home opener. The game also featured fights, questionable hits and a couple instances of blood on the ice. But it happened tonight and if you weren’t there you missed out. This is also the type of hockey game that if played like this often will quickly attract fans regularly into the building.
A quick turnaround from the doom and gloom of Thursdays home opener. There’s every reason to believe that after that poor performance they’ve turned [...]Read More
It’s time for everyone to guess the legality of this hit that the Rochester Americans Corey Tropp delivered to Landon Ferraro of the Grand Rapids Griffins. Mitch Callahan of the Griffins went down the ice on a breakaway and as the play followed behind him you’ll see Tropp and Ferraro meet in front of the goaltender. Tropp was given an interference penalty and Ferraro appeared to be knocked out. Ferraro tried to get up onto his skates a few times before staying down and eventually being helped off of the ice.
Was it simply interference, they both met at the same time? Did Tropp deliver a blind side hit and lead with his shoulder to the head? Questions that the American Hockey League will likely answer come Monday or Tuesday.
Watch and determine for yourself (far away scoreboard video is the best I can do, I don’t have a dedicated camera man covering the whole game, yet):