Peter Aston

Duffy to the Blades; Salak to the Panthers

The regular season is less than a week old and players are starting to collect some frequent flyer miles. Alexander Salak was called back up to the Florida Panthers after he had already landed in Rochester.  I should have known Tuesday morning that something was up when he was not in the locker room but …
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Amerks Season has High Expectations

The Rochester Americans open their 54th season in the American Hockey League tonight against the Lake Erie Monsters at Blue Cross Arena.  The past is the past.  It’s a clean slate.  It’s a new season.  It’s time for the actions of the dream team to finally pay off. What is the dream team you ask?  …
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Bonneau Signs, Friday Morning Practice, Party Deck

The Amerks are on the ice this morning for possibly the last practice before their first game on Saturday night at home against the Lake Erie Monsters.  As of right now Benoit Groulx has tomorrow morning scheduled off but that could change any at any minute. Post Practice Update: Jimmy Bonneau and Jon Landry signed …
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Preseason Game #2: Amerks vs Crunch at ESL Centre

It’s hockey night in Rochester Henrietta!  The Amerks play their first home game tonight at the ESL Centre in Henrietta to take on the Syracuse Crunch.  The two teams will play again against each other in Syracuse on Tuesday night. These games have a little more meaning in terms of players looking to make the …
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Day #2 at Amerks Training Camp

The Amerks just wrapped up day two of training camp with another scrimmage at ESL Centre.  The Red team won the game with a flurry of goals in the second half against a struggling Ryan Mior. Chris Beckford-Tseu looked great in goal during the first half of the scrimmage.  The fans remember last year but …
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Florida Panthers Rookie Camp Opens Today

The Florida Panthers open their rookie camp on this morning down in Florida at Incredible ICE, but I prefer to call it the warm up to Amerks training camp on September 24th! A number of players were in Rochester this past week prior to heading down to Florida including David Brine who tossed out the …
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Florida Panthers Draft Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov

The Florida Panthers drafted defenseman Dmitry Kulikov with their first round pick (14th overall) in this years NHL draft.  Kulikov is only 18 years old which means he would not appear in an Amerks uniform until at least the 2010-2011 season.  The 2008-2009 season in the QMJHL with Drummondville was his first in North America.  …
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2009 Development Camp Roster

The Florida Panthers released the list of players invited to their 2009 Development Camp which starts on Sunday May 31st and runs through June 7th.  The core of the players that will be there are essentially ones that will be playing for the Rochester Americans in the 2009/2010 season. Noticeably absent is Tanner Glass and …
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Sprukts and Shantz Lead Amerks to Win

The one thing that Rochester Americans can still play for is the role of spoiler.  They did a good job tonight by winning 4-2 over the Binghamton Senators and can try again on Saturday in Syracuse.  The Senators and Crunch are both in the hunt for the playoffs and each team needs every point they …
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Amerks Sign Brett Parnham from Oshawa Generals

The Rochester Americans announced on Thursday that they signed forward Brett Parnham to an amateur tryout. Parnham just completed his fourth season with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League where he played in 212 games. During that time Parnham recored 106 goals and 89 assists. Of those 106 goals he scored 50 of them during the season that just ended and did so in 60 games played.

Amerks Announce Clear Day Roster

On Thursday afternoon the Rochester Americans announce their 22 man clear day roster for the remainder of the 08/09 regular season.  It’s yet another sign that the season is quickly coming to a close.  It’s sad that hockey season is winding down, but exciting to REALLY start looking forward to next season.  That’s a whole …
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