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Wayne Simpson

Recap of the Last 6 Games (Games 71-76)

Welcome to the 15th part of a 15 part season series highlighting the last five games. Well, this last segment is six games, showing off the stats, standings, highlights, transactions and whatever else took place. These were a little different than a weekly format and if you read them, thank you. Will likely take a …
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Six Amerks Scored 20 Plus Goals, First time in Over 20 Seasons

There’s a lot of remarkable achievements for the 2018/2019 Rochester Americans in the regular season. They were third overall in the league, they had the best road record, and they also tied a franchise record for road wins in a season with 25. They also scored a lot of goals finishing third overall in the league …
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5-2 Bounce Back Win in Syracuse

After a pretty miserable 6-1 loss to the Syracuse Crunch on home ice Friday night Jack Dougherty said, “I think we’ve done a great job all year of bouncing back from particularly ugly losses so I think that’s the plan for tomorrow.” That was the plan for Saturday night and it only took 33 seconds …
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Comeback Falls Short in Overtime Loss

It wasn’t the best of games but it also wasn’t the worst of games. At this time of year giving up any points when you’re still chasing first place is less than ideal though. The Amerks erased a two goal deficit but it wasn’t enough as they went on to lose 4-3 in overtime to …
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A Big Stretch of Six in Nine Before a Break

In recent weeks it’s been said that the upcoming games are the biggest games of the season and that continues to hold true heading into this weekend as the Rochester Americans have slipped to second place for essentially the first time all season. There have been a couple of times based on points percentage they …
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Every Player Goes Through It – Managing the Bumps and Bruises

The bumps and bruises of a hockey season are something that every hockey player on every team goes through whether they’ll admit it or not. With only 18 games remaining in the regular season managing those bumps and minor injuries is more important than ever, especially for a team with the expectations of playing into …
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Recap of the Last 5 Games (Games 51-55)

Welcome to the 11th part of a 15 part season series highlighting the last five games (the last segment will be six games) showing off the stats, standings, highlights, transactions and whatever else took place prior to the next five games. The goal is to post these the day of the next game of a …
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Right Now There’s no Bigger Week than this Week

There’s 21 games remaining in the regular season for the Rochester Americans and the North Division race is closer than it has been all season. The team plays road games tonight in Utica, Saturday in Syracuse, and finishes the week at home on Sunday when they host Syracuse. Three divisional games with two against the …
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Amerks Erase Three Goal Deficit and Win in Overtime

Just over seven minutes into the second period the Utica Comets scored their third goal of the game and took a 3-0 lead over the Rochester Americans. It didn’t feel good. It didn’t look good either. After the third goal against I sent out a tweet saying, “put a fork in this one. Comets take …
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Monsters Get Beat in Rochester

The Rochester Americans beat the Cleveland Monsters for the third time this season on home ice and the fifth time overall out of six games played on Wednesday night in downtown Rochester. They also beat them down in three different scraps. That was also the third straight win for this Amerks squad. There’s a classic …
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A New Line Dominated the Simple Sunday Game Plan

The line combinations have stayed pretty consistent through the first 51 games of the season for the Rochester Americans but on Sunday afternoon a new line rolled out during warm ups and dominated the game. The three players had played a combined 31 games leading up to Sunday afternoon and it was the first time …
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