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Syracuse Crunch

Wedgewood Stole a Point with Little Help in the Third

The Rochester Americans extended their point streak to nine games on Wednesday night against the Syracuse Crunch thanks to their goalie Scott Wedgewood. A game that Wedgewood thought was one of his best games of the season. Unfortunately the game ended in a shootout loss after what may have been one of the worst third …
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Next Guy Up Mentality Leading into the Weekend

The top four positions of the North Division are composed of the same teams as last season, just in a different order right now. Rochester remains in first place with Utica, Syracuse, and Toronto in the next three. All three teams have been on the heels of the Amerks all season. There’s two big games …
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Dalton Smith is a Difference Maker in Rochester

The role of the stereotypical fourth liner in hockey has evolved over the last 10 to 15 years from being a goon that was pure intimidation to now being the muscle on the ice that can provide intimidation but also needs to be able to play hockey. There was a time not too long ago …
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Inside the Final 89 Seconds of Friday Night

After tying a league record for 29 overtime games and getting being swept in the first round of the playoffs last season the Rochester Americans coaching staff consisting of Chris Taylor, Gord Dineen and Toby Petersen knew they had to make some adjustments. There’s development for coaches as much as there is for players and …
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Amerks Score Six in First Win of the Season

That’s the game the Rochester Americans needed to play after back to back loses. A steady game from Adam Wilcox (30 saves) in net and six different players with multi point games resulted in a 6-3 home win for the Amerks. Players with multiple points:┬áVictor Olofsson (1G+2A), CJ Smith (1G+1A), Zach Redmond (1G+2A), Lawrence Pilut …
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Three Clear Waivers; Pilut Assigned; Last Preseason Game

Three players cleared waivers today, two have been assigned to the Rochester Americans. Those players assigned are forwards Nick Baptiste, Justin Bailey. Matt Tennyson remains in Buffalo after clearing waivers. The chances of any of them being claimed were very low. Bailey had showed some flash during the Sabres preseason but not enough to earn …
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Six Things to Remember About Last Season

Is it October yet? That’s the question hockey addicts ask all summer waiting for a new season to start. The regular season starts in October but it’s time we accept September as the start to the new season. The Prospects Challenge, NHL training camp, NHL preseason games, AHL training camp and AHL preseason games all …
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