Amerks 53rd Season to Start October 10th

The Rochester Americans will start the 2008/2009 season at home on Friday October 10th at Blue Cross Arena. Our guess is that the home opener will be against the Syracuse Crunch considering the two teams will be playing each other 12 times. This will be the first of the three year affiliation agreement between the …
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Amerks Look To Panthers as Free Agency Begins

The wishlist for Rochester Americans fans for the upcoming season includes some veteran forwards, defenseman, goaltending, and a player to bring some toughness to the team.  The free agency market begins today and with indications from the Florida Panthers camp that they will be supplying all players for the Amerks this upcoming season, all eyes are on …
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Panthers Trade Jokinen, Effects Amerks

The NHL held it’s 2008 entry level draft on Friday night in Ottawa and the night did indirectly impact the Amerks. Olli Jokinen has been on the chopping block in Florida almost every season for the past eight years.  This year it actually happened.  The Florida Panthers traded Olli Jokinen to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Keith Ballard …
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Sabres/Amerks Divorce is Final

The Portland Pirates have a press conference scheduled for Tuesday June 10th to introduce their new affiliation, that being with the Buffalo Sabres. The Rochester Americans and Buffalo Sabres have been affiliated for the past 29 years. The past six months between the two teams has been like a bitter divorce battle. The ongoing saga …
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Sabres Affiliation ‘Days Away’ from Being Over

It has been known since December 2007 that the Buffalo Sabres affiliation with the Rochester Americans was near an end after 29 years. Now, Darcy Regier says an announcement is days away. The announcement is the Buffalo Sabres are signing an agreement with the Portland Pirates. A number of people have questioned whether it was …
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