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Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Recap: Amerks Weekend Saved by Luukkonen

This weekend belonged to rookie goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with back to back wins for the Rochester Americans. He was perfect Saturday night in the shootout and then made two massive saves in the last 35 seconds of the game Sunday afternoon to complete the winning weekend. It wasn’t a perfect weekend but it was a …
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Recap: Syracuse was Silenced by Mittelstadt

Anyone that has ever been to a hockey game in Syracuse knows that the building can be loud, fans can be obnoxious, and the announcer can sound like he’s headlining a wrestling event. The best way to overcome all of those things is to win a hockey game and that’s what the Rochester Americans did …
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Weekend Preview: Amerks Need to End Another Streak

The Rochester Americans had a rare Friday night off after a trip to Charlotte this week and will look to end a four game losing streak on the road against the Syracuse Crunch tonight. The weekend will be capped off with a Sunday afternoon home game against Utica that starts at 3:05pm. It’s been a …
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Recap: Winning Streak Ended by the Crunch

If you stayed home from the Amerks game Friday night because of the weather in Rochester I can let you know right away that you didn’t miss anything. The six game winning streak vanished as if it never existed during the 5-2 loss to the Syracuse Crunch. Is it the end of the season? Not …
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Amerks Riding a Winning Streak Following All-Star Break

Losing streak? What losing streak? The Rochester Americans return to action tonight following the All-Star break to kick off the final 33 games of the season riding a three game winning streak. Two of the last three games had some moments but each game was a couple steps in the right direction following a dreaded …
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Recap: Luukkonen Helps Earn A Point in Another Loss

The Rochester Americans officially reached the halfway point of their season Friday night by forcing overtime and earning a point in a shootout loss to the Cleveland Monsters. The bad news is that Rochester is on a five game losing streak and has lost nine of their last 12 games. The worst stretch of the …
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Luukkonen Called up From Cincinnati for One Week

The Rochester Americans made a roster move Sunday morning by announcing that 20 year old goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has been called up from the Cincinnati Cyclones. In 20 games with the Cyclones he has a 12-5-3 record with a 0.917 save percentage including three shutouts and a 2.12 goals against average. He was also selected …
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Recapping the Amerks Winning Month of November

The Rochester Americans finished the month of November with a record of 8-0-1-1 which also included seven wins against North Division teams. It was a month that went better than anyone could have expected due to injuries and players called up to Buffalo. The month was the definition of character and players stepping up and …
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Notebook: Three Game Streak, Top of the League, and a Depleted Roster

The Rochester Americans have been playing with a less than ideal roster but that hasn’t stopped them from winning five of their last six which includes a current three game winning streak. The glass appears half empty and the odds of continuing the success feel low but the team is putting up points and is …
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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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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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Amerks Themed Helmet for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

When Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen returns from hip surgery sometime between late October and mid November he’ll be sporting a beauty of a helmet with a Rochester Americans themed paint job on it. David Gunnarsson (artist behind the best masks in hockey) wrote on his Instagram post, “A design which really lives and breath Rochester Americans in …
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