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Keith Wozniak

Recap: Nathan Gerbe Leads Monsters to Shootout Win

A familiar name to Buffalo Sabres fans made sure his name was repeated after every Cleveland Monsters goal which carried his team to a 4-3 shootout win Friday night in Rochester. Gerbe had a primary assist on all three regulation goals and then scored the only shootout goal. The game had the chances to be …
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Weekend Preview: Amerks Play Twice, Lawrence Pilut Expected Back

The Rochester Americans return to home ice tonight for only their second home game of the season and face off against the Cleveland Monsters. The Amerks traveled last weekend for a three in three and returned home with two wins and a loss. They are currently 3-1 this season. Big news for tonight’s game is …
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Recap: Thompson Scores Shootout Winner after Third Period Comeback

The first 40 minutes didn’t go as planned for the Rochester Americans down by two goals but the team wasn’t ready for a loss and a longer than necessary bus ride back home. Tage Thompson helped carry the work load in the third period to start a comeback and eventually scored the game winner. Remi Elie …
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Recap: Providence Wins off a Late Third Period Goal

The Amerks lost their first game of the season (it’s only the third game) after a late goal by Providence in the third period with only 63 seconds left on the clock. The Amerks started the game strong but went downhill as it went. Could’ve been a case of Providence having Friday night off but …
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Recap: Amerks Win 2-1 on the Road in Springfield

After a week off the Amerks took some time to get their game going and finished with a 2-1 win on the road in Springfield. Kevin Porter and Andrew Oglevie scored the goals and Andrew Hammond finished with 20 saves in the first road game of the season. Tage Thompson was dominant again and was …
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Denis Hamel Joins The AHL Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Denis Hamel started his career with the Rochester Americans in 1997 and is now joining Robbie Ftorek, Darren Haydar and Fred Thurier as part if the AHL Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Hamel played 272 regular season games over the course of four seasons (1997/98, 98/99, 99/00 and 2002/03) for Rochester and tallied 163 …
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Thompson with Asplund Lead the Amerks to an Overtime Win

There was a time not too long ago when players would pout about being ‘sent down’ the minors but for someone like Tage Thompson that just isn’t in his DNA at all. Thompson finished last season in a big way with the Amerks scoring six goals along with three assists in eight games at the …
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Amerks Have a Silent Confidence Going into the Home Opener Tonight

The 64th season for the Rochester Americans starts tonight and the home opener couldn’t be against a better team, thruway rival Syracuse Crunch. Over the course of the last two seasons these two teams have built a disliking for each other. Zach Redmond talked about playing Syracuse to start the season and said, “They always …
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Amerks Sign Brett Murray to One-Year AHL Contract

Brett Murray was the last remaining training camp invite on the ice for practice Thursday morning and this afternoon the Rochester Americans confirmed that he signed a one-year American League contract with the team. At 6 feet 5 inches tall he’s a player that stands out on the ice. The signing was obvious when Gord …
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No Line Combinations Yet, Two Player Moves, and More

The Rochester Americans will have one more practice before the regular season begins Friday night and everyone is ready. Here’s a quick run down of some updates from Wednesday from practice and moves that were made. Two moves were made on Wednesday to trim the roster down by assigning Pascal Aquin to Cincinnati and releasing …
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Practice Update: Paper Moves, Pilut Returns, Four Others Cleared

It’s officially October and the Rochester Americans had a full team practice early Tuesday afternoon with 28 players on the ice. This biggest news was that Gord Dineen assumed head coaching duties this morning on an interim basis after Chris Taylor was called up to Buffalo. Don Granato is out on medical leave with pneumonia. …
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Updated: Gord Dineen Assumes Head Coaching Duties of Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres announced this morning that Assistant Coach Don Granato has been hospitalized with severe pneumonia and will be taking a medical leave from the team. While he recovers here are some temporary moves: Rochester Americans Head Coach Chris Taylor will go to Buffalo to assist the Sabres coaching staff in the interim. Current …
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