Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Comeback Falls Short in Overtime Loss

It wasn’t the best of games but it also wasn’t the worst of games. At this time of year giving up any points when you’re still chasing first place is less than ideal though. The Amerks erased a two goal deficit but it wasn’t enough as they went on to lose 4-3 in overtime to …
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Taylor Leier is Ready for the Change of Scenery

It was a shocking night last Thursday for two players on the road to find out that they had been traded. Taylor Leier was with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Hartford for a Friday night game and Justin Bailey was with the Rochester Americans in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for a Friday night game. Alex Nylander talked about …
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Sabres Acquire Taylor Leier from the Flyers for Justin Bailey

The Buffalo Sabres made an announcement late Thursday night that the team had acquired forward Taylor Leier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Justin Bailey. A trade that was a surprise but at the same time really wasn’t.¬†Leier was immediately assigned to the Rochester Americans once the trade was completed. On the surface …
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Amerks Lose Again and Continue Sinking

Whatever you do, don’t let the fact that the Rochester Americans scored three goals Saturday night take away from the fact that they barely showed up for 50 minutes of the game. While the contenders are sharpening their game the Rochester Americans are falling off of the radar. What’s happening right now is bringing about …
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Road Trip, Still Having Fun and Returning Players

The Amerks are still in second place even after only winning two of their last 10 games but that may not last for long.¬†Utica won on Friday night putting them in 3rd place and only two points behind Rochester in the standings. Ten games ago they were 14 points behind. The coaching staff put the …
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Mark Zengerle was Almost a Rochester American

The Amerks made an attempt to improve offensive depth on Thursday by signing Rochester native Mark Zengerle (in the middle of the picture above). Unfortunately the Milwaukee Admirals claimed him off of waivers playing the role of spoiler for the homecoming. The 28 year old forward started the season in Sweden after the three previous …
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