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Syracuse Crunch

Season Defining Night; Player Performances Through Two Games

The Amerks are down 2-0 in the best of five series but aren’t out of it yet. A season isn’t over until that final hand shake line and that’s the last thing the team wants to do on home ice. If you’re reading this and live in Rochester you should be at the game. Emotions are …
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Round 1 Preview: Winning Three Games is the Only Option

The 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs start for the Rochester Americans tonight after what felt like the longest week of the season. It was a fast paced week of intense practices that had more urgency than I’ve seen all season. The drills weren’t any different than usual but it was a constant cycle with short water …
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Connor Ingram Shuts Out the Amerks

It only takes one mistake by a team to lose and that’s what happened on Wednesday night when the Syracuse Crunch shutout the Rochester Americans in a one goal game. Matt Tennyson turned the puck over trying to leave the Amerks zone, Syracuse moved the puck around, Carter Verhaeghe fired a shot off the back boards …
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Linus Ullmark Returns Tonight vs Syracuse

The Rochester Americans have three regular season games remaining before the playoffs, two of those games are against the Syracuse Crunch in what could be a preview of the first round of the playoffs. The Crunch have a 5-1-1-1 series advantage this season. Rochester won the first two games of the season against Syracuse and also …
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Amerks Have a Tough Weekend Ahead

The Rochester Americans had a rough week and they only practiced. Since Sunday the Buffalo Sabres have called called up Kyle Criscuolo, Brendan Guhle, and Danny O’Regan. Seth Griffith had gone up the week prior. Two of them have been added to the injured list, Criscuolo (4 to 6 weeks) and Griffith (unknown upper body). …
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Time to Talk About Blue Cross Arena Again

Upgrades and improvements to Blue Cross are coming. Maybe. Eventually. After over a year of silence the topic is back in the news. (Updated June 29, 2018, noted below in the timeline) Three things before going a little more in depth: 1) Blue Cross Arena is a City of Rochester problem, not a Rochester Americans problem. …
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Amerks Fall to Fourth Place

The Syracuse Crunch played a dominating game on Wednesday night in Buffalo and sent the Rochester Americans sinking to fourth place in the North Division. It’s only a two point spread between second and fourth but it feels more like 20. Sean Malone gave the Amerks an early lead scoring a short handed goal 5:01 …
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Disappointing Weekend for the Amerks

A three game weekend comes to an end for the Rochester Americans and the main question is, what’s happened to this team? The good news is that even on the current pace they’re still guaranteed a playoff spot. Once you’re in anything can happen but that doesn’t mean losing is acceptable. It wasn’t all that …
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Gameday vs Utica; Recap of Friday and Saturday

The story for the Monday afternoon home game will be how the Amerks respond to a big loss against the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night. The 1pm game vs the Utica Comets will be the eighth of ten games between the two teams this season. The season series right now has the Comets at an advantage …
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