Archive | October 2013

From Where I Sat: Utica Comets at Rochester Americans, 10/11/2013


Friday night marked the first of ten meetings between the Utica Comets and the Rochester Americans. This is also the first ever meeting of the Comets and the Amerks, as the Comets moved from Peoria this summer after the Vancouver Canucks purchased the Peoria Rivermen. I’m confident in saying that every Amerks fan in the building was hoping the game wouldn’t turn out like the home opener. Unfortunately for the busload or so of Comets fans in attendance, the game was indeed the opposite of last week with the Amerks winning by a score of 4-1. After the jump you’ll find The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Read More…

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From Where I Wish I Hadn’t Sat: Griffins at Amerks, 10/4/13


Last night marked the first of four meetings between the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Rochester Americans. If you hadn’t already guessed by the title, the Amerks’ home opener did not go as well at they had planned. At the end of the night the final score was 8-1, Griffins. Sometimes the score isn’t indicative of how a game actually went (see: Sabres at Red Wings, 10/2/13), but in this case it is an accurate portrayal of how things went. After the jump you’ll find The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Read More…

Amerks’ 2013-14 Season Preview


The puck hits the ice at 7:30 PM NDT on Friday between the Providence Bruins and St. John’s IceCaps marking the first meaningful AHL hockey game in 107 days, 21 hours, and 39 minutes. That’s right folks, it’s been that long since the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Syracuse Crunch in Game 6 of the Calder Cup Finals to win their first Calder Cup in the team’s 12 year AHL history*. It’s only fitting, then, that the last team to win a Calder Cup game, and the first team eliminated from the Calder Cup playoffs open their seasons together. The Rochester Americans will be looking to make the playoffs for the third time in as many years; only this time they hope to avoid the bitter disappointment of their last two trips to the Calder Cup Playoffs. After the jump you’ll find a breakdown of who is on the Amerks’ roster and some thoughts on their depth. Read More…