Update on Suspension of the 2019-2020 AHL Season

The American Hockey League executive team held a meeting Monday and the decision was made that the indefinite suspension will not be lifted before May. No indication has been given at this time whether that means some regular season games and playoffs can still be played, shortening both, or just jumping into some playoff hockey …
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AHL Pauses the 2019-2020 Season

The American Hockey League has followed behind the NHL in pausing the 2019/2020 season for the time being due to COVID-19 aka coronavirus pandemic. There haven’t been any direct cases related to the American League but following NBA player Rudy Gobert testing positive everything started to take a turn. The leagues all have indirect connections …
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Recap: Amerks Win Back to Back Games in Belleville

The Rochester Americans conquered the weekend with back to back regulation wins over the league leading Belleville Senators. The Amerks played two full 60 minute games and outscored the highest scoring team in the league and headed home with two big wins. Andrew Hammond made 25 saves Friday night and Jonas Johansson made 24 saves …
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Recap: Scott Wedgewood Defeats the Amerks

There’s only 18 games left in the regular season and time is running out fast for this Rochester Americans to figure out how to score goals on a regular basis. The 4-2 loss on the road in Syracuse was another example, something that’s happened a lot lately, where the Amerks had more shots and more …
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Recap: Two Goals for Eric Cornel and a Perfect PK

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins but it was a team effort and an entertaining hockey game from start to finish. Eric Cornel and a perfect penalty kill carried the Rochester Americans to a 4-2 win over the Laval Rocket. The Amerks finished the season series perfect against Laval with a 4-0 record against them …
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Recap: Frustration has Arrived and Another Overtime Loss for Luukkonen

It was another night for the Rochester Americans where they had more scoring chances than the other team but unfortunately results are based on goals, not chances. The Cleveland Monsters capitalized on what few they did have and departed Rochester with a 3-2 win and giving goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen his second overtime loss in his …
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Recap: Phantoms Forced OT but Bryson Delivered the Win

There’s multiple ways to look back on the Rochester Americans overtime win Friday night against Lehigh Valley and not one of them would be wrong. The final outcome was a win without giving up points to a divisional team in the second half of the season. It was an exciting game with a lot of …
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Recap: Amerks Weekend Saved by Luukkonen

This weekend belonged to rookie goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with back to back wins for the Rochester Americans. He was perfect Saturday night in the shootout and then made two massive saves in the last 35 seconds of the game Sunday afternoon to complete the winning weekend. It wasn’t a perfect weekend but it was a …
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Recap: Syracuse was Silenced by Mittelstadt

Anyone that has ever been to a hockey game in Syracuse knows that the building can be loud, fans can be obnoxious, and the announcer can sound like he’s headlining a wrestling event. The best way to overcome all of those things is to win a hockey game and that’s what the Rochester Americans did …
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