C.J. Smith

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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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Derek Kramer
September 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
The Buffalo Sabres wrap up their preseason this Friday night as the regular season is set to open on October 4 at home against the Boston Bruins. The Sabres have already made a number of moves to send some players to the Rochester Americans and other minor league / junior teams, but some have been...
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Paul Hamilton
September 24, 2018 - 12:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Last season, C.J. Smith had a good training camp, but Jason Botterill wanted him to learn the pro game in Rochester. Injuries started piling up, but he still had enough opportunity to become an AHL All-Star. Smith has come into training camp this season and has again...
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July 16, 2018 - 4:31 pm
The Buffalo Sabres continue to crank out a myriad of signings as they keep checking names off their list of restricted free agents. C.J. Smith becomes the latest skater to sign on the dotted line, agreeing on a one-year, two-way contract with the Sabres worth $874,125. Smith has two career National...
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July 11, 2018 - 2:56 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @SneakyJoeWGR You may remember hearing about Da Beauty League last summer. It's a 4-on-4 hockey league that takes place in Edina, Minnesota, and features many NHL players, including the likes of Zach Parise, Brock Boeser, James van Riemsdyk, Dustin Byfuglien, etc. Last season...
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Brayton Wilson
July 10, 2018 - 11:43 am
The Buffalo Sabres are in the thick of the offseason with the NHL Draft come and gone, and the free agency period now open league-wide. Now, as the activity around the league starts to slow down, the focus shifts towards addressing the lineup and where certain guys will slot in for the upcoming...
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Brayton Wilson
October 24, 2017 - 10:27 am
It was a rough weekend for the Rochester Americans, who like the Sabres are off to a rough start to the 2017-18 season. In the first weekend of the season, Rochester grabbed back-to-back wins over the Syracuse Crunch, but have since gone cold with three straight home losses. In the three losses,...
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