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Casey Fitzgerald

Game Preview: Amerks Host Crunch at RIT

It’s a familiar story line – the Rochester Americans will host the Syracuse Crunch. A heated rivalry that has grown over the last two seasons now that both teams are competitive at the same times. Puck drops at 7:00pm tonight at the Gene Polisseni Center on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.). Syracuse …
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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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Sabres Assign CJ Smith and 13 Others to Rochester, Ruotsalainen to Ilves

The Buffalo Sabres trimmed the training camp roster down by 15 players on Sunday morning by assigning 14 to Rochester and Arttu Ruotsalainen to Ilves (Liiga) in Finland. Arttu Ruotsalainen was a long shot to make the Sabres roster out of training camp and the contract with his team in Finland indicated that if he …
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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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First Pro Game and First Win for Luukkonen

The Ukko-Pekko Luukkonen era in the organization started Sunday afternoon when he played his first professional game and earned his first professional win with 32 saves against the Belleville Senators. The Amerks won 4-2 fueled by three power play goals and five players from the Cincinnati Cyclones filling in roster spots. Luukkonen finished the game …
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Redmond Returns for a Big Weekend vs Syracuse

The headline is one that should play out until June if everything goes according to plan. That’s a long ways away in but it’s where every hockey team wants to be. The Amerks earned five of six points last week which has set this weekend up for a battle with the Syracuse Crunch for the …
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Beyond The Blade: Amerks Weekly | Episode 18

Welcome to the 18th episode of our Amerks weekly podcast on Beyond The Blade between myself, Keith Wozniak, and┬áChad DeDominicis from┬áDie By the Blade. It’s a short podcast where we discuss what’s currently going on with the Rochester Americans and what’s happened since the previous episode. It’s also the only podcast focused on the Rochester …
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Amerks Punched Their Playoff Ticket with a Comeback Win

It took a little longer than the team had hoped but the Rochester Americans clinched a spot in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs on their own terms. The team wanted to clinch a spot with a win, not based on other teams losing. Four goals in the third period completed the 6-4 comeback win in …
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Thompson and Fitzgerald are Excited for the Winning Culture

It’s the time of year for minor league hockey teams to experience a lot of roster change. Players being called up, sent down, draft picks out of college, draft picks out of juniors, and even undrafted free agents. Nine players will have passed through Rochester as part of a transaction this week. One has made …
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