Rochester Americans

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Paul Hamilton
May 22, 2019 - 3:03 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have to make a decision in June if they’re going to give qualifying offers to Johan Larsson and Zemgus Girgensons. They’ve already signed European free agent center Arttu Ruotsalainen and have Rasmus Asplund down in Rochester. Asplund had a rough start to his...
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Paul Hamilton
May 13, 2019 - 10:33 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Lawrence Pilut was in a lot of pain when he left holding his shoulder during Game 3 of the North Division Semifinal series against the Toronto Marlies. The Amerks defenseman showed how tough he is as he somehow came back for the third period and finished the game. Now we...
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Brayton Wilson
April 26, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Buffalo Sabres prospect goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has earned some high praise in his first season playing in North America. In his first season with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League, Luukkonen posted a 38-11-2 record in 53 games with a 2.50 goals-against average and a league-best ...
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Paul Hamilton
April 25, 2019 - 10:27 am
(WGR 550) - Amerks general manager Randy Sexton has announced that Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has undergone successful hip surgery. The Sabres' 2017 second round pick played one game in Rochester this season, making 32 saves in a win. In a statement, Sexton said, “Ukko-Pekka underwent hip surgery in New...
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Paul Hamilton
April 24, 2019 - 10:55 pm
(WGR 550) - Even though the Sabres had a historic collapse that led to Phil Housley getting fired, there was so much promise around the farm team. The Rochester Americans finished with the third best record in the AHL and had young players like Victor Olofsson, Lawrence Pilut and Rasmus Asplund...
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Paul Hamilton
April 23, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Culture. It’s the new buzz word of sports. Every coach and GM talks about it, but only a chosen few can execute it. Culture is a very misunderstood term. Folks that have never played sports and have never experienced it, mock it. There are no analytics to measure culture, so...
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Paul Hamilton
April 21, 2019 - 9:12 pm
Rochester, NY (WGR 550) - The Rochester Americans have until Wednesday to figure out how to save their season. Despite throwing shot after shot after shot at a backup AHL goaltender with bad numbers, they trail their best-of-five playoff series against Toronto 2-0. There is absolutely no excuse for...
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Brayton Wilson
April 19, 2019 - 10:25 pm
After an electrifying start to Game 1 of the North Division semifinal, the Rochester Americans stumble down the stretch in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Marlies on Friday night at Blue Cross Arena. The opening period was everything that one could anticipate from this series - fast-paced action from end...
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Brayton Wilson
April 18, 2019 - 10:47 am
The 2018-19 regular season has come to an end for the Rochester Americans with the team ending the season with a 46-23-5-2 record and 99 points in the standings. The Amerks remained in the race for the top spot in the North Division for a majority of the season with the Syracuse Crunch, but ended...
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Brayton Wilson
April 13, 2019 - 10:53 pm
The Rochester Americans will face the defending champion Toronto Marlies in the first round of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. Rochester's opponent was determined after the team's 4-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night at The Oncenter War Memorial Arena in Syracuse. With the win, Syracuse...
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