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Recap: Another Loss to Binghamton

Another one bites the dust. That could be the Binghamton Devils locker room song after defeating the Rochester Americans for the third time in three weeks. The last place devils have figured out the first place Amerks and made them pay the price. The only good news from the game was that Casey Mittelstadt extended …
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Recap: Amerks Defeated by Three Goals Against in the Third

The Rochester Americans finished off a set of four road games with a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies. Down by two goals the Amerks were able to tie the game up with goals from Casey Mittelstadt and Lawrence Pilut but a three goal third period by the Marlies sent the team home with a …
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Point Streak Comes to An End; Players Returning from Injury

The Rochester Americans point streak of 12 games (10-0-1-1) came to an end Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to the Charlotte Checkers. It was the first regulation loss for the Amerks in 38 days and only the fourth of the season through 23 games. It was also the best point stretch in 15 years …
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Notebook: Three Game Streak, Top of the League, and a Depleted Roster

The Rochester Americans have been playing with a less than ideal roster but that hasn’t stopped them from winning five of their last six which includes a current three game winning streak. The glass appears half empty and the odds of continuing the success feel low but the team is putting up points and is …
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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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Start of Amerks Training Camp Presents One Question for this Season

The foundation of the Rochester Americans has been set by management and the coaching staff along with eight players returning for third seasons in the organization but one question will carry on through to Spring – can they win a playoff series? Assistant General Manager Randy Sexton along with the coaching staff of Chris Taylor, …
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Amerks Lose Game One and the Friday Story Remains the Same.

A positive takeaway from the 4-1 loss in game one to the Toronto Marlies is that the shutout was ruined by a Moe’s player of the game. Tage Thompson scored with 68 seconds left in the game which means you can take your ticket stub or coupon from a program card for 50% off at …
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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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Amerks Practice Report, Updates, and Quotes

That’s it. Thursday was the last regular season practice for the Rochester Americans of the 2018/2019 season. They’ll have one more morning skate, two road games, and then the playoffs begin. Feels like yesterday we were asking if it was October yet as we waited for the regular season to start. Nathan Paetsch was asked …
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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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Will Borgen is a Thrilling and Confident Defenseman

Will Borgen decided last March to pack his bags, leave school, start his professional career, and after 57 games this season with the Rochester Americans it’s clear that he made the correct decision. He’s only missed one game this season but there’s a good chance he would have played if it was a playoff game. …
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