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Gord Dineen

Recap: Best Team Game of the Season in 4-0 Home Win

On paper when one looked at the lineup Friday night for the Rochester Americans it was another game where you question how they’re going to get it done. They’re missing six key forwards due to a combination of call ups and injuries. The third line was Dalton Smith, Sean Malone, and Tyler Randell. The fourth …
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Amerks Injury Updates, Luukkonen Plan, Standings, and Stats

The Rochester Americans were successful last weekend with two wins along with two perfect nights on the penalty kill. Unfortunately Saturday night struck and they also lost two key players to injuries. The team has only played 12 out of 76 games so it’s a good time to take a look at some stats, standings, …
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A Favorite Number and a Fresh Start for Sean Malone

The Rochester Americans have played 10 games this season and one player that is off to a productive start is Sean ‘Mugsy’ Malone who just scored his third goal of the season Wednesday night. Through nine games played he has five points (3G+2A) and more importantly he’s off to a healthy fresh start. The superstitious …
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Podcast: Amerks Weekly Season Two Episode One

Welcome to season two and episode one of the Amerks weekly podcast on Beyond The Blade between myself, Keith Wozniak, and Chad DeDominicis from Die 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 …
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Luukkonnen Participates in First Practice of the Season

The Rochester Americans returned to practice late Monday morning and they were joined by goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonnen who was participating in his first team practice of the season. “It’s really great to be back at practice after a long rehab,” Luukkonnen said after practice. “Just trying to get all of the joy out of it …
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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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Practice Update: Paper Moves, Pilut Returns, Four Others Cleared

It’s officially October and the Rochester Americans had a full team practice early Tuesday afternoon with 28 players on the ice. This biggest news was that Gord Dineen assumed head coaching duties this morning on an interim basis after Chris Taylor was called up to Buffalo. Don Granato is out on medical leave with pneumonia. …
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Updated: Gord Dineen Assumes Head Coaching Duties of Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres announced this morning that Assistant Coach Don Granato has been hospitalized with severe pneumonia and will be taking a medical leave from the team. While he recovers here are some temporary moves: Rochester Americans Head Coach Chris Taylor will go to Buffalo to assist the Sabres coaching staff in the interim. Current …
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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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Chris Taylor and the 46 Plus Win Club

The Rochester Americans won their 46th game of the season Sunday afternoon in Belleville and also earned there 99th point in the standings to finish the regular season. Compared to franchise history, this years team is tied for 7th overall at 46 wins and tied for 8th all time with 99 points. Chris Taylor is …
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