Amerks say off-ice circus had an impact

Reported in the Tuesday April 15, 2008 edition of the Democrat and Chronicle: Kevin Oklobzija Staff writer As the losses piled up on the ice and the franchise’s financial turmoil swirled to tornado force off it, Rochester Americans players didn’t make excuses. For the most part, they talked a good game, even if they didn’t …
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Amerks End Season With a Win

The ice was being removed from Blue Cross Arena this morning after the Rochester Americans closed out the 07/08 season with a 6-5 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters on Sunday night at Blue Cross Arena. Mark Mancari scored two goals and also got an assist, he led the team this season with 57 points.  …
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Amerks Season Ends Tonight

The Rochester Americans close out the season tonight at Blue Cross Arena against the Lake Erie Monsters, game time is at 6:05pm.  The Amerks will end the season with the worst record in the league, worst record in Amerks team history, and are currently on a six game losing streak. Tonight is also Amerks Awards …
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Friday Morning Practice

The Amerks had there usual morning skate today at Blue Cross Arena, one player that stuck out was a face on the ice that hasn’t been seen since January 5th, Mike Card.  Unfortunately he won’t be playing in any of these final three games, but he looked great practicing in full gear with the team. Tyler …
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Final Weekend of the Season

The Rochester Americans play the Syracuse Crunch tonight at Blue Cross Arena to begin the final weekend of the season.  The team is hoping for a better game tonight than last Sundays embarrassing 10-3 loss against the Crunch. The Amerks have lost 9 out of 11 games against the Crunch this season, and have also …
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Amerks Squander Three Goal Lead in Hamilton

After building a 4-1 lead shortly into the second period, the Amerks allowed the Hamilton Bulldogs to score seven more goals and win the game 8-4. At the end of the first period as I got up to walk around Copps Coliseum I said, “I won’t get my hopes up especially heading into the second period.”  I …
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Amerks Given Ultimatum

As the Rochester Americans head into the final four games of the season, the city has issued an ultimatum to Steve Donner, the co-owner of the Amerks and Knighthawks – sell the teams or vacate the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. We’ll find a way to summarize all of this next week, until …
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Familiar Story, Amerks Lose to Crunch

The Amerks got runover by the Crunch on Sunday night losing by the final score of 10-3, with six of the 10 goals coming in the third period.  The Amerks also broke a franchise record with 43 losses in regulation.  As there are only four games remaining let’s see if they can muster a winning streak to end …
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Mike Weber Back in Rochester

Mike Weber has pretty much guaranteed himself a spot on the Sabres roster for the 08/09 season, until then he has returned to Rochester, hopefully to finish out the season, or to at least accept his Man of the Year award.  Here’s a great hit he rebounded from on Saturday in Boston.

Another Late Penalty Costs Amerks

The Rochester Americans couldn’t hold the Grand Rapids Griffins when a late penalty by Adam Dennis gave the Griffins a power play opportunity that they capitalized on, allowing the go ahead goal to take the lead 3-2 in the game with less than five minutes left. Two games in two nights the Amerks have taken undisciplined …
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