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Amerks vs Marlies Shootout and Fight Videos

April 10, 2010 - By

The Amerks defeated the Marlies by the final score of 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night at Blue Cross Arena.  The game also had a couple of early fights between Andrew Lord and Richard Greenop and also Jimmy Bonneau and Phil Oreskovic.

Shootout featured (in order of shot taken): Jamie Johnson, Tim Brent, Jeff Taffe (scored), Josh Engel (scored), Mike York (scored), Greg Scott, Chris Taylor, Ryan Hamilton (scored), Michal Repik (scored), Justin Hodgman

Andrew Lord vs Richard Greenop

Jimmy Bonneau vs Phil Oreskovic

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Amerks Clinch Playoff Spot, A New Season Begins

April 1, 2010 - By

Tyler Plante made 38 saves and shutout the Grand Rapids Griffins which clinched a spot in the playoffs for the Rochester Americans.  It will be the Amerks first appearance in the post season since 2007 when they were defeated in the first round by the Hamilton Bulldogs who went on to win the Calder Cup.

Chris Taylor scored his 16th goal of the year on the power play from Repik and Mink in the first period.  Evgeny Dadonov scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season in the second period to give the Amerks a comfortable lead.

The shutout for Plante was his third of the season.  Heading down the stretch of the final five games there’s still no clear number one goalie for the playoffs but it seems as if Plante is trying to make a case for himself.

And with the playoffs comes a new season where anything can happen and that’s what we have to hope for.  The players and coaches set a goal at the end of last season to make the playoffs and they have done just that.  It’s time to set a new goal, playing into the month of June!

Marlies Capitalize on Amerks Bad Defensive Game to Win

March 29, 2010 - By

The Rochester Americans had a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Sunday afternoon if they defeated the Toronto Marlies and the Lake Erie Monsters lost in regulation to the San Antonio Rampage.  Former Rochester American forward Stefan Meyer and the Rampage did their part defeating the Monsters in the final 90 seconds but unfortunately the Amerks lost in a shootout, their first shootout loss of the season.

“Last night (7-3 win over the Marlies) I thought we played a pretty solid game and today i thought we played one period,” Benoit Groulx said about the game which also summarizes this team.  Inconsistent.

Tyler Plante played another great game for the Amerks making 40 saves and is certainly making the case for himself to be the goalie in the final six games and possibly into the post season.  Two of the Marlies three goals were tipped in and the third he had no help from the defense as Andre Deveraux walked right in front of the net.  Almost 15 minutes after the game ended he was still sitting in his stall with his pads on, a sure sign he was not happy with the outcome of the [...]Read More

Amerks Call Up Expected, Booth Taken Down Again by Hit

March 26, 2010 - By

David Booth appears to have a target on his head this season.  On Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens the Panthers forward David Booth was hit by Jaroslav Spacek and knocked to the ice.  Booth layed on the ice for a bit and was then helped off by the trainer and a teammate.  As a precaution he was taken to a local hospital in Montreal.

Booth had missed 45 games after a hit by Mike Richards on October 24th early in the season.  The absence of Booth from the lineup for over half the season was probably one of the primary reasons for the poor season by the Cats.

The fact that he was so slow getting up and taken to the hospital, even if just for precautions, it likely means that the Amerks will lose a forward this weekend.  That call up will likely go to Michal Repik or Jeff Taffe.  With only nine games left and three big games this weekend this was the last thing the Amerks needed.  Repik and Taffe are key to the teams offense.

Florida plays on Saturday in Ottawa.  I suppose we’ll learn more tomorrow morning to see who the call goes to, [...]Read More

Repik Returns to Amerks Lineup

March 18, 2010 - By

The Amerks are heading into the final stretch of the season in a race with the Abbotsford Heat for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Florida Panthers returned Michal Repik to the Rochester Americans on Thursday and his speed and scoring touch will be a big help.

In 48 games this season in Repik has 21 goals and 21 assists, not too bad for a second year player being bounced around so much. In 75 games during the 08/09 season Repik scored 19 goals and 30 assists.

There’s only 12 games remaining on the schedule so any little bit will help. The Amerks have away games this weekend on Friday at Binghamton and Saturday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Amerks Roster Set for Run at the Playoffs; Repik Up

March 11, 2010 - By

The only roster move on Wednesday was Michal Repik being called up to the Florida Panthers.  There were no clear day roster moves to help toughen up the blue line.  There had been talk by Amerks and Panthers management that they wanted to make a change or two but as it turns out nothing happened.  Looking at the bigger picture and the amount of teams in the AHL the amount of moves is usually minimal.

The rosters can consist of 20 players and two goalies.  A player can be replaced because of injuries or call ups.  Also, players brought in from college or junior leagues are exempt and can be added at any time.

The Florida Panthers did loan Craig Weller to the Chicago Wolves, a move that many had thought would see a player loaned back to the Amerks in exchange.  Weller had been acquired from the Boston Bruins in a trade that also included Dennis Seidenberg.  Weller was set to make another $100k this season which is probably why the deal happened, a salary dump.

We could debate and discuss and question why nothing happened, but that wouldn’t be very productive (right now).  The clear day roster was [...]Read More

Amerks Opened March with 5-2 Win Over Phantoms

March 6, 2010 - By

The Amerks opened the month of March with a 5-2 road win over the Phantoms, four of those goals were scored in the third period.  David Laliberte tied the game 2-2 at 9:55 of the third period off of a horrible defensive zone giveaway by Rory Fitzpatrick.  The most impressive part of the game was that after that goal was scored to tie it up the team did not appear to lose confidence but instead took control and scored three more goals to win the game.

Evgeny Dadonov and Michal Repik each scored two goals and Chris Taylor had three assists.

I did not have time to write a complete postgame report so the press release about the game is below.

For Immediate Release
March 5, 2010


(Rochester, NY)… Michal Repik and Evgeny Dadonov each scored two goals and added an assist as the Rochester Americans skated past the Adirondack Phantoms for a 5-2 win tonight at the Glens Falls Civic Center. With the win, Rochester (37-26-2-0, 72 points) has now won two straight and four of its last five to remain in a second-place tie in the North Division with [...]Read More

Repik Sent Back, Roy Out Another Week

March 4, 2010 - By

A bit of good news for Fridays game against the Adirondack Phantoms is that the Panthers have sent Michal Repik back to the Rochester Americans.  Repik played in two games for the Panthers during his latest promotion.  Repik is currently fifth on the Amerks in scoring with 19 goals and 19 assists in 45 games.

Newly acquired defenseman Mathieu Roy from the Columbus Blue Jackets was also sent to the Amerks.  Roy is currently nursing an ankle injury and is expected back the weekend of the 12th.

Gameday: Amerks Host Griffins; Amerks News from this Week

February 26, 2010 - By

The Amerks host the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight and it’s pretty simple, they need to win a Friday night home game!  The Amerks have not won a Friday night home game since November 27th when they barely held on to beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  The only game on a Friday they have won was a 6-5 shootout win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on January 15th.

We’ve seen glimpses over the past two weeks of a team that can play a solid game and can find ways to win.  The goal scored by Mike York with a minute left on the clock last Sunday to tie the game and then the shootout win brought a level of excitement to the bench that has not been seen in a while.  Some things came up and I wasn’t able to write about the game but check out this excellent recap at Hockey O-Zone.

The easiest way to notice the fun level is by the rally caps that were put on by players on the bench.  Tyler Plante started it by flipping his cap (pictured) backwards and inside out.  Once the shootout started a handful [...]Read More

Panthers Call Up Repik, Matthias, Calla and Beckford-Tseu

February 24, 2010 - By

The Florida Panthers are returning to practice today to prepare for their first game following the Olympic break and in order to do that they needed some players.

Bad news for the Amerks. Probably gone for the weekend and near future the Amerks have lost Michal Repik and Shawn Matthias. For some help on offense the Amerks may want to play Daniel Steiner but in order to do that they’ll have to sit Rory Fitzpatrick.

Chris Beckford-Tseu was also called up from the Florida Everblades to be a second goalie in practice. That’s horrible news for the Everblades since they are now without a goalie for their game on Friday. I’m assuming they’ll send him back to play this weekend.

Brady Calla was also called up to the Panthers to help fill their roster prior to the Olympic break. He has not been playing for the ‘Blades because technically he has been earning a paycheck with the Panthers.

That’s all for now, expect some exciting changes to the site in the next week or so!

A Confident Amerks Team Effort Defeats Monsters

February 14, 2010 - By

If there was ever a time for a confident come from behind win it was Saturday night when the Rochester Americans did just that off a goal by Daniel Steiner with one minute remaining in regulation.

The North Division race is getting tight and the games have not been going well recently, but there’s a feeling in the locker room that things are changing for the better.

“I really sensed a different atmosphere with our team tonight.  Going into the third period we were really confident.  We were confident we would come out with a win,” Kenndal McArdle said.   “We were really confident we were the better team tonight.  I was really proud our group pulled together as a team.”

“It was a complete game.  It built off of last night (Friday vs Abbotsford) with low chances against and lots of scoring chances,” Jason Cipolla said.  “It was great our guys stuck with it and came through with two big goals in the third.”

One game does not correct a long stretch of mediocrity but it does prove that the team is capable and that recent issues have been addressed.  The way the players talked [...]Read More

Gameday: Amerks Home vs Heat; Panther Trades

February 12, 2010 - By

Going to keep this short and sweet today, the Amerks start a three game stretch tonight with a home game against the Abbotsford Heat.  To say it’s a “must win” is probably an understatement.  The Amerks have lost the past three Friday night home games and none of the games have been exciting.  It’s a new day though and a new day for some excitement.  I hope.

The game plan should be pretty simple, play like your job is on the line.  That is if by the time the game starts some players still have a job with the Florida Panthers organization.  Randy Sexton said on Thursday night that “no one is off limits” as they try and make changes to a roster that is highly doubtful to make the playoffs.  The Panthers already made one move on Thursday trading Dominic Moore to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2nd round pick in 2011.

The pre-Olympic deadline is 3pm.  Any move could directly impact the Amerks if the Panthers need to call someone up to take the spot of a traded player or even one of the prospects here being traded.  We’ll see what happens.

A few [...]Read More