C.J. Smith

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Brayton Wilson
March 31, 2019 - 10:03 am
The third time was the charm this week for the Rochester Americans to clinch a spot in the 2019 Calder Cup playoffs. After failing to clinch a playoff berth on both Wednesday and Friday night, the Amerks officially punched their ticket to the postseason on Saturday after a 6-4 win over the...
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Brayton Wilson
March 16, 2019 - 12:32 pm
It was another outstanding month for the Rochester Americans as the team won eight of 13 games and continued to remain atop the tightly-contested North Division. As of March 1, the Amerks were 34-17-3-2 with 73 points, and led the Syracuse Crunch by two points in the standings. However, the Crunch...
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Brayton Wilson
February 13, 2019 - 9:05 am
The month of January was a nice rebound for the Rochester Americans after and up-and-down month of December that saw the team falling out of the top spot in the North Division. In 10 games in January, the Amerks went 6-2-2 to improve their overall record to 26-13-3-1 and 56 points. That helped the...
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Pat Malacaro
February 05, 2019 - 7:07 pm
The Buffalo Sabres were able to salvage a 5-4 shootout win on Tuesday night thanks to a pair of power play goals against the Minnesota Wild. Buffalo failed to hold the lead until Sam Reinhart scored the only shootout goal. Evan Rodrigues' power play tally nearly five minutes into the game gave the...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
February 05, 2019 - 1:35 pm
After losing two of their last three games following the All-Star break, the window is closing on the Buffalo Sabres’ playoff hopes. On Monday, Sabres head coach Phil Housley overhauled his lines at practice after a disappointing 7-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. The most notable change...
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Paul Hamilton
February 04, 2019 - 9:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With Remi Elie being sent to Rochester on Sunday, the Sabres have called up C.J. Smith from the Amerks. This will be Smith’s second stint in Buffalo this season. He netted one goal in four games. In six total NHL games, Smith has a goal and an assist. Smith did not pout when...
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Brayton Wilson
January 18, 2019 - 11:37 am
The Rochester Americans have officially reached the halfway point of the 2018-19 season, and currently sit with a 23-13-2-0 record and atop the North Division standings. This season has already been an interesting ride for the Amerks, but they come out of the first half of the season as one of the...
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Pat Malacaro
January 08, 2019 - 7:07 pm
The Buffalo Sabres scored five times in the second period, including two players scoring their first career NHL goals, to defeat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center. A goal just a minute and a half into the game gave the Devils a 1-0 lead. Blake Coleman was credited with...
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Brayton Wilson
November 07, 2018 - 1:50 pm
The Rochester Americans finished the month of October as one of the best teams in the American Hockey League. It did not start that way as the Amerks dropped their first two games of the season to the Charlotte Checkers at Blue Cross Arena, getting out-played and looking like formidable from start...
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Brayton Wilson
October 11, 2018 - 7:21 am
Rochester, N.Y. (WGR 550) - After a disappointing opening to the 2018-19 season this past weekend, the Rochester Americans came alive on Wednesday to capture its first win of the year. The Amerks got a stellar performance from their special teams as they killed off 7-of-8 penalties, while...
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