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Nine to Sit Out the Finale, Five Up from Cincy

Today is the last game of the regular season for the Rochester Americans and it’ll be a meaningless game for them. The team traveled to Belleville following the 4-3 loss in Syracuse and while half of the team boarded the bus there were nine other players that went back to Rochester. Syracuse clinched the North …
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Monsters Defeated by Thompson and Wedgewood

The Rochester Americans defeated the Cleveland Monsters on Monday night to guarantee at least second place in the North Division and continue their push for the first North Division title since the 2004/2005 season. Tage Thompson scored twice and Scott Wedgewood made 36 saves in the 2-1 win for the teams league leading 24th road …
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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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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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Bounce Back Win in Toronto

After an ugly loss (in ugly jerseys) on Friday night the Rochester Americans took care of business in Toronto with a 5-2 road win lead by Victor Olofsson who scored twice. Scott Wedgewood played a great game in net as well with 23 saves for his 26th win of the season. Rochester also earned their …
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Ugly Friday Night Loss to the Monsters

What was uglier, the loss or the jerseys? That was a question everyone was asking Friday night after the Monsters showed up in town and handed the Amerks a 5-2 loss on home ice. It was a special jersey night sponsored by Nickelodeon that featured the Monsters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed jerseys and …
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Amerks Lose Second Straight to the Checkers

The Rochester Americans are a good hockey team but the Charlotte Checkers are better and it showed this weekend. The Checkers won 3-1 on Saturday night and swept the weekend with back to back wins over the Amerks. Three things come to mind in summarizing the loss – an offensive zone turnover, a bad third …
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Amerks Lose 4-1 against the Checkers

If chances could earn at least a point in the standings the Rochester Americans could have earned one against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday night. Unfortunately they don’t. The Checkers scored four goals to defeat the Amerks by a 4-1 score and continue to be the number one team in the American League. Charlotte scored …
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Amerks Score Three in the Third, Wedgewood Earns Fifth Shutout

A slow 40 minutes of play opened up in the final 12 minutes of the game when the Amerks scored three goals to win 3-0 against the Utica Comets. Scott Wedgewood made 30 saves for his 25th win and fifth shutout. The only thing notable from the first period was a ridiculous game misconduct call …
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Amerks Complete Perfect Weekend with 6-1 Win Over Devils

Finishing a set of three games with three regulation wins in less than 48 hours along with losing an hour of sleep is something the team is satisfied with. The Amerks took a few too many penalties on Sunday but it didn’t slow them down from putting six goals up on the Devils to win …
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