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 Amerks travelled to to play a two game set against the Oklahoma City Barons and they came out on top of the first game with a 4-3 win in overtime. The team was up 2-1 before the Barons scored two goals in 56 seconds and then Paul Szczechura scored halfway through the third to tie the game and eventually send it to overtime. Watching the game online they had some struggles but didn’t back down from the top team in the league and came out victorious with an overtime goal scored by Drew Schiestel.
This was the third straight win for the Amerks and just like that they’re within three points of the North Division leading Toronto Marlies. They’re still eighth in the Western Conference but can quickly jump to third by taking over the top spot in the division. Assuming the team keeps playing hard every night, players can stay healthy and there’s few call ups anything is possible.. as everyone says, it’s a long season and it’s still only December.
Back to the game….. Paul Szczechura (aka Chewy.. aka Sahara if you listen to Rick Jeanneret) fresh off a recall to the Buffalo Sabres scored the first goal [...]Read More
The Amerks played their first of two preseason games against the Toronto Marlies on Friday night and lost by the final score of 7-3. Not much is known about the game other than Michal Repik, Triston Grant and Ryan Del Monte scored goals for the Amerks. Tyler Plante played the first approximately 30 minutes and only allowed one goal. Marc Cheverie replaced Plante midway through the second period and the other six goals were scored against.
The only thing I’d take away from the loss is that Cheverie has some work to do. The same can probably be said about Brian Foster who I am assuming will see some action on Saturday. Right now those two are battling to be the first call up when either Markstrom or Plante get injured or called up at some point this season, something that’s guaranteed to happen (an injury or callup that is).
The same two teams play again Saturday evening at Gaylord Powless Arena in Ohsweken, Ontario. It’s considered a home game for the Amerks so we’ll probably get some better updates as the Amerks staff will be working the game.
Here’s the recap from the Amerks about the game:
(Bradford, ON- [...]Read More
The Florida Panthers reduced their training camp roster by two more players today by putting Triston Grant and Bill Thomas on waivers. Assuming they clear waivers, which they will, they’ll be assigned to the Rochester Americans. Tyler Plante was also sent back to the Amerks, not sure if he had to officially go on waivers or not.. Grant is a physical player who also has a scoring touch. Bill Thomas from what I’m told is a great two way player who could have some scoring capabilities.
Tyler Plante made three outstanding saves in last Thursdays preseason game against the Bruins. If Plante can stay injury free and also keep the bullseye off of his back from being hit he should have a career season.
In preseason games players like Kenndal McArdle and Triston Grant are playing their hearts out trying to show some toughness and skill to keep them on the NHL roster for the regular season. On Saturday night both of them dropped the gloves to try and show some energy and skills and here’s the results. McArdle and Stuart was more of a wrestling match and Lucic had the upper hand on Grant but it was a decent fight.
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Kenndal McArdle vs Mark Stuart
Triston Grant vs Milan Lucic
Training camp on Monday morning at 10:15am at Blue Cross Arena, be there!
On the second day of free agency the Florida Panthers signed Triston Grant and Bill Thomas for the Rochester Americans. When most people heard of the news today in Rochester they replied with, “who?” Both players may turn out to be decent, expectations were just a little bit higher though for the second day of free agency.
Bill Thomas is a right winger that is four games short of being considered a veteran player. He’s considered a decent player but also streaky. His best season in the AHL was 2007/08 with the San Antonio Rampage when he scored 24 goals and had 28 assists in 75 games. In a combined 72 games the past two seasons with the WB/S Penguins and Springfield Falcons he had a combined 13 goals and 22 assists.
He’s a gritty, gutsy left winger who has some skill, can definitely skate and isn’t afraid to fight anyone. This past season with the Milwaukee Admirals he scored 12 goals, assisted on 13 and also piled up his customary 200-ish penalty minutes (236). He has averaged 192 minutes for his five-year AHL career with the Philadelphia Phantoms and Admirals.[...]Read More