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Kevin Porter

Every Player Goes Through It – Managing the Bumps and Bruises

The bumps and bruises of a hockey season are something that every hockey player on every team goes through whether they’ll admit it or not. With only 18 games remaining in the regular season managing those bumps and minor injuries is more important than ever, especially for a team with the expectations of playing into …
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Right Now There’s no Bigger Week than this Week

There’s 21 games remaining in the regular season for the Rochester Americans and the North Division race is closer than it has been all season. The team plays road games tonight in Utica, Saturday in Syracuse, and finishes the week at home on Sunday when they host Syracuse. Three divisional games with two against the …
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Monsters Get Beat in Rochester

The Rochester Americans beat the Cleveland Monsters for the third time this season on home ice and the fifth time overall out of six games played on Wednesday night in downtown Rochester. They also beat them down in three different scraps. That was also the third straight win for this Amerks squad. There’s a classic …
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Shootout Goal from Taylor Leier Leads Amerks to a Win

The Rochester Americans battled against the Syracuse Crunch for the second night in a row and flipped the outcome on Saturday to end the night on the winning side. A 3-2 win in the shootout put the Amerks back into the top spot in the North Division and also gave them their 30th win of …
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Recap of the Last 5 Games (Games 46-50)

Welcome to the 10th part of a 15 part season series highlighting the last five games (the last segment will be six games) showing off the stats, standings, highlights, transactions and whatever else took place prior to the next five games. The goal is to post these the day of the next game of a …
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Victor Olofsson Hat Trick Delivers Revenge and Free Burritos

There’s times when everything goes better than expected and that’s what happened on Friday night when the Rochester Americans delivered a 7-1 defeat to the Springfield Thunderbirds while wearing the classic stars and stripes jerseys for Hall of Fame night. Springfield and Rochester played each other once earlier in the season when Springfield scored seven …
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Wedgewood Stole a Point with Little Help in the Third

The Rochester Americans extended their point streak to nine games on Wednesday night against the Syracuse Crunch thanks to their goalie Scott Wedgewood. A game that Wedgewood thought was one of his best games of the season. Unfortunately the game ended in a shootout loss after what may have been one of the worst third …
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New Challenges with Redmond and Wedgewood Injured

The Rochester Americans finished Wednesday night with a new challenge – they would be without their leading scorer who is also their top defenseman. They’ll also without their number one goalie. Zach Redmond took an awkward fall as he played the puck along the boards behind his own net in the final minute of Wednesdays …
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Extended Post with a Mix of Quotes from the Amerks Locker Room

The Amerks had a week of practice before going on the road this weekend to play the Penguins and Phantoms. They’re coming off of last weekend where they split a home and home with Toronto where Toronto won in Rochester and Rochester won in Toronto. On the road this weekend they’ll likely be without Sean …
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CJ Smith Defeats the Toronto Marlies

Less than 24 hours after being losing a disappointing game on home ice in front of a large crowd the Rochester Americans traveled to Toronto with the addition of CJ Smith and turned the weekend around with a commanding 5-1 win. It was the 10th regulation loss of the season on home ice for the …
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