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Fri, Oct 8 7:00PM Preseason
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Utica Comets
Loss 4-3 SO

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Rochester Americans
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Fri, Oct 08

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The Rochester Americans scored late to force overtime but were unable to come away the win as the Utica Comets prevailed in the shootout for a 4-3 victory in the preseason-opener between the intrastate rivals Friday at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Rochester scored twice in the middle frame on the strength of goals from Jack Quinn (1+0) and Dominic Franco (1+0), while Ethan Prow (1+0) provided the game-tying marker in the closing minutes of regulation. Rookie forward Linus Weissbach (0+2) ended the night with a pair of helpers, while forwards Brett Murray (0+1), Matej Pekar (0+1), Brent Gates, Jr. (0+1) and defenseman Josh Teves (0+1) all added assists on the night.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen got his first nod in the crease for the Amerks since Apr. 10 of the 2020-21 campaign and suffered the loss, stopping 32 of the 35 shots he faced.

Utica forward Fabian Zetterlund (1+1) was the lone Comet to put up a multi-point effort, notching the eventual game-winner and adding a secondary assist. Forward Joe Gambardella (1+0) got Utica on the board in the first period after converting on a penalty shot opportunity at the 8:23 mark, while forwar

Sun, Oct 10 3:00PM Preseason
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Syracuse Crunch
Win 5-2

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Sun, Oct 10

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Brett Murray and Sean Malone each scored twice to lead to the Rochester Americans to a convincing 5-2 win over the intrastate rival Syracuse Crunch in the preseason finale between the two teams Sunday at The Blue Cross Arena.

b>Ryan MacInnis rounded out the scoring while also adding an assist for a two-point night and Jack Quinn collected two assists in the win for the Amerks, who picked up three out of a possible four points during preseason play. Aaron Dell was nearly perfect in net for Rochester, stopping all but two of the 17 shots he faced in his debut as an Amerk.

Former Amerk Ryan Jones opened the scoring with assists from Antoine Morand and Daniel Walcott before Rochester reeled off five straight unanswered goals. Shawn Element also scored and Hugo Alnefelt made 33 saves in the loss for Syracuse.

After Jones put the Crunch ahead 5:31 into the contest, the Amerks responded with three straight first-period goals, including a pair from Murray in a span of 2:12 to jump out to a 3-1 advantage.

Sun, Oct 17 3:00PM
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Utica Comets
Loss 6-2

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Sun, Oct 17

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The Rochester Americans (0-1-0-0) opened their 66th season in the American Hockey League with a 6-2 loss to the intrastate rival Utica Comets (1-0-0-0) Sunday afternoon at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Sunday’s matchup was the first of 12 get-togethers between the North Division rivals this season. Rochester has collected at least one point in 24 of the last 40 games against Utica dating back to the start of the 2017-18 campaign, going 17-16-2-5 over that span.

Rochester scored twice in the opening frame on the strength of goals from Jack Quinn and Casey Fitzgerald, while Sean Malone (0+2) registered his first multi-point outing of the season with two assists. Defensemen Oskari Laaksonen and Brandon Davidson both chipped in an assist in the defeat. Jimmy Schuldt, Ethan Prow, Linus Weissbach, Lukas Craggs, Josh Teves, Ryan MacInnis and JJ Peterka all made their Amerks debut.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen earned the start in the net and made 18 saves but suffered the loss.

Fri, Oct 22 7:05PM
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Syracuse Crunch
Win 5-3

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Fri, Oct 22

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Rookie forwards Jack Quinn and JJ Peterka each scored once and added two assists to  lift the Rochester Americans (1-1-0-0) to a 5-3 victory over the intrastate rival Syracuse Crunch (1-1-1-0) in the team’s 2021-22 Home Opener Friday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, Rochester has collected at least one point in 22 of the last 34 games against Syracuse dating back to the start of the 2018-19 campaign, going 18-12-3-1. Additionally, tonight’s contest was the seventh time the Crunch have served as Rochester’s home-opening opponent, including three times in the last five years. The Amerks improved to 6-1-0-0 all-time in home-opening matchups against Syracuse.

While both Quinn and Peterka each tallied their first multi-point efforts of the campaign, Sean Malone and defensemen Ethan Prow and Josh Teves all rounded out the scoring for Rochester. Prow and Teves’ markers were their first points as Amerks while Linus Weissbach picked up his first pro point with an assist on Rochester’s first goal of the game.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen earned his second start in the net and he made 21 saves to even his record on the season to 1-1-0 while also picking up an assist.

Sat, Oct 23 4:00PM
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Toronto Marlies
Win 3-7

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Rochester Americans
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Sat, Oct 23

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The Rochester Americans (2-1-0-0) erupted for four first-period goals and saw five different Amerks forwards record multi-point efforts, including three-point outings from Michael Mersch (1+2) and Mark Jankowski (0+3), as the team began its four-game Canadian road swing with a convincing 7-3 win over the Toronto Marlies Saturday afternoon at Coca-Cola Coliseum. The win was the Amerks second in as many games and the first time Rochester has faced a Canadian team since the 2019-20 season.

The victory, Rochester’s first in Canada since March 24, 2019, improves the club to a 10-3-1-0 record in the last 14 meetings against the Marlies, which includes a near-perfect 5-1-0-0 mark in 2018-19. Over the last 29 games in the head-to-head series with Toronto, the Amerks have scored two or more goals in 23 contests, which includes 10 games where they have produced five or more tallies.

In addition to Mersch and Jankowski’s multi-point outing, Jack Quinn continued his hot start to the year, scoring twice in the opening period, including the eventual game-winner. The rookie forward has opened the season with at least one goal in each of his first three games while already doubling his total from last season. After combining for five points (3+2) in two games, he closes out the weekend leading all AHL rookies in goals (4) and points (6).

Wed, Oct 27 7:00PM
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Belleville Senators
Loss 7-3

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Wed, Oct 27

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Forwards Mason Jobst (1+1) and Brandon Biro (0+2) each recorded multi-point efforts in their season debuts, but the Rochester Americans (2-2-0-0) dropped a 7-3 decision to the North Division rival Belleville Senators (3-2-0-0) Wednesday night at CAA Arena. The regulation loss was the Amerks’ first in 10 road games all-time against Belleville having entered the matchup with a 6-0-3-0 record.

Through the first 19 games all-time with the Senators, Rochester has scored two or more goals in 16 contests, which includes 11 games where they have produced four or more tallies.

In addition to Biro and Jobst’s multi-point outings, Jack Quinn pushed his point streak to four games to start the season as he picked up the secondary assist on Michael Mersch’s power-play goal. Through the first four games of the season, Quinn has recorded seven points (4+3), just two off the league lead among all AHL rookies, and has totaled 10 points (4+6) over his last seven games dating back to the 2020-21 campaign.

Peter Tischke also made his Amerks debut while goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (1-2-0) made his third appearance of the season, finishing with 23 saves.

Fri, Oct 29 7:00PM
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Laval Rocket
Win 3-4

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Fri, Oct 29

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Michael Mersch (2+0), Brandon Davidson (1+1) and Jack Quinn (0+2) all recorded a pair of points to help the Rochester Americans (3-2-0-0) to a 4-3 victory over the Laval Rocket (4-3-0-0) Friday night at Place Bell. 

With the win, Rochester improves to 14-3-0-0 all-time against Laval ahead of Saturday afternoon’s rematch and have been victorious in 10 of the last 11 meetings dating back to the 2017-18 campaign. Additionally, through the first 17 games in the head-to-head series with the Rocket, the Amerks have scored three or more goals in 13 contests, which includes eight of the nine meetings north of the border.

While Mersch and Quinn each produced their second and third multi-point efforts of the season, respectively, Davidson collected his first since Dec. 18, 2019 as a member of Stockton Heat. Casey Fitzgerald scored the game-winning goal with his second marker of the campaign to complete the scoring while goaltender Aaron Dell (2-0-0) made his second appearance of the season and he made 32 saves.

Sat, Oct 30 1:00PM
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Laval Rocket
Win 5-6 OT

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Sat, Oct 30

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A wild back-and-forth affair that saw a combined six goals in the third period ended with Oskari Laaksonen delivering the game-winner with 1:13 remaining in overtime to cap a thrilling 6-5 win for the Rochester Americans (4-2-0-0) over the Laval Rocket (4-3-1-0) Saturday afternoon at Place Bell. With the win, the Amerks completed the two-game sweep over the Rocket and closed out their four-game road swing with six out of a possible eight points to move up the AHL’s North Division standings.

The win, Rochester’s second in as many nights versus Laval, improves the Amerks to 15-3-0-0 all-time against the Rocket, including 9-1-0-0 north of the border. The Amerks have also won 11 of the last 12 meetings dating back to the 2017-18 campaign and have scored three or more goals in 14 of the 18 contests, which includes nine of the 10 get-togethers in Laval.

Amerks captain Michael Mersch pushed his goal-scoring streak to four straight games and also added two assists while Jack Quinn notched his fourth straight multi-point effort with a goal and an assist to become the first AHL player to reach the 10-point mark this season. The rookie forward finished the month of October with 10 points (5+5) and currently leads the league in scoring through just six games.

JJ Peterka also finished with two assists, including the primary helper on Laaksonen’s overtime game-winner.

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Wed, Nov 3 7:05PM
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Belleville Senators
Win 4-3

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Wed, Nov 03

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Thanks to Michael Mersch’s (1+1) game-winning goal with 1:47 left in regulation, the Rochester Americans (5-2-0-0) pushed their win streak to three straight games with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Belleville Senators (2-6-0-0) Wednesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, Rochester has won five of its last six games and rank second in the AHL’s North Division standings. With four goals tonight, the Amerks have scored two or more goals in 17 of the previous 20 get-togethers with the Senators, which includes 12 games where they have produced four or more tallies.

With his game-winning goal, Mersch has goals in five straight games, which establishes a new career-high, and has also recorded 11 points (6+5) over his current five-game point streak. It his longest consecutive point streak since posting a career-best seven-game point streak from Mar. 27 to April 10, 2015 as a member of the Manchester Monarchs when he produced 12 points (7+5).

Jack Quinn, who was honored as the AHL’s Rookie of the Month earlier in the week, collected a pair of points (1+1) for his fifth straight multi-point performance to begin the season and to move into second in the league in overall scoring with 12 (6+6) through his first seven games. Dating back to last season, the Ottawa, Ontario, native has totaled 15 points (6+9) in his last 10 outings.

Fri, Nov 5 7:05PM
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Toronto Marlies
Loss 1-4

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Fri, Nov 05

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The Rochester Americans (5-3-0-0) pulled within a goal early in the third period, but the visiting Toronto Marlies (4-4-0-0) scored twice in the final minute to cap a 4-1 victory Friday at The Blue Cross Arena.

Tonight’s regulation loss to the Marlies was Rochester’s first at home versus Toronto since Dec. 15, 2017. The Amerks entered the contest with a 5-0-1-0 in the six previous meetings between the clubs in the Flower City. Despite the defeat, Rochester has won five of its last seven games and remain second in the AHL’s North Division standings.

Rookie forward JJ Peter­­­ka scored Rochester’s lone goal of the game 3:36 into the final frame from Sean Malone and Ethan Prow. The goal gives the first-year German winger nine points (2+7) in eight games, which includes a team-best seven assists.

Peyton Krebs, who was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres Thursday morning, made his Amerks debut. The 20-year-old forward began the contest centering Michael Mersch and Ryan MacInnis.

Defenseman Mattias Samuelsson led all Rochester skaters with a career-best five shots.

Wed, Nov 10 7:05PM
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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Win 1-5

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Wed, Nov 10

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Five different goal-scorers found the back of the net, but it was the performance of goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who was nearly perfect in stopping all but one of the season-high 42 shots he faced to backstop the Rochester Americans (6-3-0-0) to a decisive 5-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (5-5-0-1) Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

With the win, Rochester has won six of its last eight games to remain in second place in the AHL’s North Division standings and are now 6-0-0-0 in the last six meetings against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton dating back to the 2017-18 campaign, outscoring the Penguins 31-12 over that span. Rochester also improved to 4-2-0-0 on the road this season, with the team’s four road wins tying for most in the AHL.

Rookie forward Jack Quinn, who has been held scoreless just twice through his first nine games, notched his team-leading seventh goal of the season. Dating back to last season, the Ottawa, Ontario, native has totaled 16 points (7+9) in his last 12 games. Mark Jankowski, Ryan MacInnis and Matej Pekar all added their second tallies of the campaign while Brett Murray capped off the win with his first since being reassigned to Rochester from the Buffalo Sabres this past weekend.

Luukkonen (3-3-0) evened his record on the season as he stopped 41 of the 42 shots he faced in his sixth appearance of the season.

Fri, Nov 12 7:05PM
Home
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Cleveland Monsters
Loss 3-4

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Fri, Nov 12

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The Rochester Americans (6-4-0-0) held a one-goal lead on three different occasions only to see the Cleveland Monsters (5-2-1-3) fight their way back each time before ultimately prevailing for a 4-3 win in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams Friday at The Blue Cross Arena.

Amerks forwards Mark Jankowski (1+0) and Brett Murray (1+0) each scored their second goals in as many games, while rookie forward Jack Quinn (1+0) continued his torrid start to the season, scoring his team-leading eighth goal of the season midway through the final frame. Defenseman Mattias Samuelsson (0+2) had the lone multi-point effort of the night with two assists, while defenseman Ethan Prow (0+1) added a helper on Jankowski’s first-period marker and forwards JJ Peterka (0+1) and Ryan MacInnis (0+1) each had an assist.

Rochester goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (3-4-0) made his seventh start in the crease this season and his second in just three days, finishing with 39 saves.

Sat, Nov 13 6:05PM
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Cleveland Monsters
Win 4-0

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Sat, Nov 13

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Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped all 32 shots he faced for his fist American Hockey League shutout to backstop the Rochester Americans (7-4-0-0) to a 4-0 win over the Cleveland Monsters (5-2-1-3) Saturday at The Blue Cross Arena.

Amerks forwards JJ Peterka (1+1) and Jack Quinn (1+1) both had multi-point nights with a goal and an assist each, while rookie forward Brandon Biro (0+2) posted his second multi-effort of the year with two assists. Veteran forward Michael Mersch (1+0) added a tally on the night, while defenseman Casey Fitzgerald (1+0) rounded out the scoring for the Amerks. Defenseman Mattias Samuelsson (0+1) and forwards Peyton Krebs (0+1) and Linus Weissbach (0+1) all added helpers.

Luukkonen (4-4-0-1) made his fourth-straight start in the crease and his third in just four days.

Wed, Nov 17 7:05PM
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Utica Comets
Loss 2-3

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Wed, Nov 17

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The Rochester Americans (7-5-0-0) held the first-place Utica Comets (11-0-0-0) to a season-low 12 shots on goal, but a fortuitous bounce ended up being the difference for the Comets, who came away with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

Despite the loss, the Amerks have won seven of their last 11 games, which includes three on home ice. Dating back to the start of the 2016-17 campaign, Rochester has collected at least one point in 30 of the last 47 games against Utica going 23-17-3-4 over that span. In the last 24 games in Rochester, the Amerks have posted an 11-10-1-2 record.

Defenseman Ethan Prow, who celebrated his 29th birthday, scored his second goal of the season while forward Brett Murray added his third during the second period. Linus Weissbach, Mark Jankowski, Sean Malone and Oskari Laaksonen all were credited with assists during the contest.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (4-5-0), the reigning AHL Player of the Week, made his fifth consecutive start and ninth of the season. The Finnish netminder made nine saves but was tagged with the loss.

Fri, Nov 19 7:05PM
Home
VS
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Win 5-4 SO

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Rochester Americans
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Fri, Nov 19

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Rookie forwards Jack Quinn and JJ Peterka both dazzled in their first shootout of the season to lead the Rochester Americans (8-5-0-0) to a 5-4 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (3-8-3-1) Friday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, the Amerks have won eight of their last 12 games, which includes four on home ice. Rochester boasts a 3-0-1-0 record against Lehigh Valley over the last five years inside the Flower City while also earning at least one point in six of the last eight games against the Phantoms dating back to Dec. 30, 2016, going 4-2-1-1 over that span. In each of the eight contests over that stretch, the winning team has scored at least three goals.

Forward Brett Murray scored his fourth and fifth goals in the last five games while Peterka and Linus Weissbach both netted their four overall on the campaign. Oskari Laaksonen, Ethan Prow, Sean Malone, Mattias Samelsson, Josh Teves and Quinn all recorded one assist.

 Goaltender Michael Houser made his first start in the AHL this season and seventh since the end of the 2016-17. He finished the night with 28 saves in addition to the two he faced in the shootout.

Sat, Nov 20 7:00PM
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Utica Comets
Loss 5-3

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Rochester Americans
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Sat, Nov 20

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A late-game rally by the Rochester Americans (8-6-0-0) came up short as the Amerks fell behind early to the first-place Utica Comets (13-0-0-0) and were never able to recover, ultimately dropping a 5-3 decision to the AHL’s only undefeated team Saturday at the Adirondack Bank Center.

The game was the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams with another go-around slated for Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Rochester came into the matchup winners of eight of the previous 12 games, and dating back to the start of the 2016-17 campaign, the Amerks have collected at least one point in 30 of their last 47 contests against Utica.

Forward Brendan Warren notched his second of the season to begin the scoring for the Amerks while former Comet Josh Teves added his second late in the middle frame. Peyton Krebs scored his first goal as an Amerk during the final period of regulation from Jack Quinn and JJ Peterka.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (4-6-0) stopped 15 of the 19 shots he faced before being replaced by Michael Houser (0-1-0) 5:42 into the second period. Houser finished the night making nine saves in relief.

Wed, Nov 24 7:00PM
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Utica Comets
Win 2-4

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Wed, Nov 24

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A pair of third-period goals, including Sean Malone’s empty-net tally, proved to be the difference as the Rochester Americans (9-6-0-0) defeated the first-place Utica Comets (13-1-0-0) Wednesday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.

The matchup was the fourth of the season between the two clubs and third in a week. The Amerks handed the Comets their first loss of the season after starting with an AHL-best 13-game win streak to begin the season. With the victory, Rochester has won nine of the previous 13 games, and dating back to the 2016-17 campaign, the club has collected at least one point in 30 of the last 49 games against Utica going 24-18-3-4 over that span.

On the strength of his first professional two-goal outing, Malone led the Amerks to the win while Brett Murray and Casey Fitzgerald completed the scoring. Murray has produced six goals and one assist over his last seven games while Fitzgerald doubled his goal-mark from his previous two seasons as he registered his fourth tally of the campaign in just 15 games. Jack Quinn, Oskari Laaksonen, Mattias Samulesson, Mason Jobst, Ryan MacInnis and Michael Mersch all chipped in with an assist.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (5-6-0) made his seventh appearance in the last eight games and 11th overall. The Finnish netminder faced 29 shots, which included 20 over the final 40 minutes of play, and picked up his fifth victory of the season.

Fri, Nov 26 7:05PM
Home
VS
Hershey Bears
Win 7-3

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Fri, Nov 26

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The Rochester Americans (10-6-0-0) stormed out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back on their way to a 7-3 drubbing of the Hershey Bears (8-6-2-1) Friday night in a battle of the American Hockey League’s cornerstone franchises at The Blue Cross Arena.

The Amerks erupted for a season-high four power-play goals and six different players posted multi-point performances. The matchup was the 461st all-time meeting between the AHL’s two oldest teams and first in Rochester since Oct. 23, 2019. With the win, Rochester, which has won 10 of its last 15 games overall, has earned at least one point in six of the last 11 games with the Bears dating back to the 2016-17 campaign, going 5-5-1-0 over that span.

Jack Quinn and Mark Jankowski each tallied a goal and two assists while Peyton Krebs finished with three assists. Michael Mersch (2+0), Ethan Prow (0+2) and JJ Peterka (0+2) all recorded a multi-point game. Mason Jobst, Sean Malone and Ryan MacInnis completed the scoring with one goal apiece. Oskari Laakonen and Josh Teves both earned an assist.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (6-6-0) made his eighth appearance of the last nine games and 12th overall. The Finnish netminder faced 40 shots, which included 27 over the final 40 minutes of play and picked up his sixth victory of the season.

Sat, Nov 27 7:00PM
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Syracuse Crunch
Win 2-4

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Sat, Nov 27

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On the strength of three power-play goals and multi-point efforts from, Jack Quinn (1+1), Sean Malone (1+1) and Mark Jankowski (1+1), the Rochester Americans (11-6-0-0) doubled up the Syracuse Crunch (6-8-2-1) by a 4-2 score Saturday night at Upstate Medical University Arena.

With the win, Rochester, which has won 11 of its last 16 games overall, pushed its win streak to three games. The Amerks have earned at least one point in 23 of the last 35 games against Syracuse dating back to the start of the 2018-19 campaign, going 19-12-3-1 over that span.

Quinn recorded his team-leading eighth multi-point performance of the season as he netted the game-winning goal to go with an assist while both Jankowski and Malone recorded their third. Michael Mersch became the second different Amerk and fifth different player in the AHL this season to reach double-digits in goals as he netted his 10th. Mason Jobst, Oskari Laaksonen, Ryan MacInnis, Peyton Krebs and Brandon Biro all chipped in an assist in the victory.

Goaltender Michael Houser made his third appearance of the slate, finishing with 21 saves to improve to 2-0-0 on the season.

December

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Wed, Dec 8 7:05PM
Home
VS
Utica Comets
Win 4-3 OT

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Peyton Krebs capped a three-point night by scoring the game-winning goal in the final minute of overtime to lift the Rochester Americans (12-6-0-0) to a 4-3 win over the first-place Utica Comets (16-1-2-0) Wednesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

Sean Malone also finished with three points, including the game-tying goal, as the Amerks rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to push their win streak to four straight games. The Amerks have won four straight and five of their last six games, which includes handing Utica its only regulation loss of the season in the previous get-together between the two teams. The Comets, who prior to that opened the season with an AHL record 13 straight wins, currently have points in 18 of their first 19 games as the new primary affiliate of the New Jersey Devils.

Along with Krebs and Malone’s multi-point performances, Mattias Samuelsson also earned his second two-point outing as he netted his first goal of the season before adding an assist. Michael Mersch scored his 11th marker of the season to open the scoring early in the third period while Oskari Laaksonen, Ryan MacInnis and JJ Peterka all recorded an assist in the overtime win. Arttu Ruotsalainen made his season debut with Rochester and recorded team-high seven shots.

Fri, Dec 10 7:05PM
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Laval Rocket
Win 5-3

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Forward Sean Malone (1+1) and defensemen Mattias Samuelsson (0+2) and Josh Teves (0+2) all turned in multi-point performances to lift the Rochester Americans (13-6-0-0) to a 5-3 victory over the North Division rival Laval Rocket (10-10-2-0) Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

The Amerks have won five straight and six of their last seven games, which includes four on home ice. Rochester improves to an all-time record of 16-3-0 against Laval and have won 12 of the last 13 games dating back to the 2017-18 campaign. Additionally, the Amerks are 8-0-0-0 in their last eight games with the Rocket and show a 10-1-0-0 since the start of the 2018-19 season and have outscored the Rocket 39-22 over that span.

While Malone, Samuelsson and Teves all had two points, Michael Mersch scored his team-leading 12th goal of the season while Brandon Biro and Mitch Eliot each scored their first goals of the season, with Eliot’s holding up as the eventual game-winner. Ryan MacInnis capped off the scoring late in the third period while Casey Fitzgerald, Ethan Prow and Arttu Ruotsalainen notched an assist in the win.

Goaltender Mat Robson, who was recalled from the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) earlier in the week, made his second straight appearance after making his Amerks debut in Wednesday’s win over Utica.

Tue, Dec 14 7:00PM
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Charlotte Checkers
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The Rochester Americans (13-7-0-0) struggled to generate any offensive firepower as the team’s pursuit of a sixth straight win was halted in an 11-1 loss to the Charlotte Checkers (12-10-2-0) in the opening game of a two-game set between the two teams Tuesday at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Prior to the loss, the Amerks had won five straight and six of their last seven games, which included four on home ice. Following tonight’s setback, Rochester is 1-8-0 against Charlotte since the start of the 2018-19 campaign and own a 3-9-1 mark dating back to the 2017-18 season.

With his second goal of the season during the middle period, Mattias Samuelsson has notched 11 points (2+9) over his last 11 outings and is already within one point of matching his offensive output from 2020-21. Samuelsson ranks fourth among all Amerks rookies with 12 points and is tied for third in the AHL among all first-year blueliners with 10 assists.

By earning an assist, rookie forward Peyton Krebs extended his point streak to a career-best five games as he has recorded six points (1+5) dating back to Nov. 26 while Mason Jobst has produced four points (1+4) over his last five outings.

Goaltender Mat Robson (2-1-0) made his third straight appearance after earning a pair of wins in his first two games last week. The netminder stopped 15 shots in 40 minutes before Michael Houser (2-0-0) came in relief to start the third period.

Wed, Dec 15 7:00PM
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Charlotte Checkers
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Wed, Dec 15

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For the second time in as many nights, the Rochester Americans (13-8-0-0) could not find a way to defeat the Charlotte Checkers (13-10-2-0), dropping a 4-2 decision in the back-end of a two-game set between the two teams Wednesday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

It marks the first time all season the Amerks, who came into the midweek set in Charlotte riding a five-game win streak, have dropped back-to-back contests in regulation. Following tonight’s setback, Rochester falls to 1-9-0 against Charlotte since the start of the 2018-19 campaign and own a 3-10-1 mark dating back to the 2017-18 season.

Rookie forward Brandon Biro notched his third two-point outing of the campaign as he scored a goal to go with an assist. Over his last five games, the former Penn State standout has logged four points (2+2).  Ryan Scarfo added his first marker of the season in the opening period for the Amerks while Josh Teves, Ethan Prow and Michael Mersch all recorded an assist.

Goaltender Michael Houser (2-1-0) made his first start since Nov. 27, and despite making 32 saves, he suffered his first defeat with the Rochester on the year.

Sat, Dec 18 7:05PM
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Lehigh Valley Phantoms
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The Rochester Americans (14-8-0-0) trailed twice in Saturday’s contest against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (6-11-4-2) and both times tied the game before coming away with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday at the PPL Center.

The shootout win, Rochester’s second of the season against the Phantoms, snaps the Amerks two-game losing-skid to begin their four-game road swing while also serving as the club’s first-ever victory in Allentown. Rochester has won six of its last eight games and seven of the last nine, which includes four on home ice.

Veteran forward Michael Mersch notched his third three-point outing of the campaign as he scored a pair of goals to go with an assist while Ryan MacInnis (0+2) also logged a multi-point effort. Mersch leads the American Hockey League with 14 goals and is on pace to reach the 15-goal mark for the fifth time in eight years. Additionally, he has totaled 23 points (14+9) and six multi-point outings over his last 20 games.

Sean Malone netted Rochester’s second goal of the third period before Arttu Ruotsalainen and JJ Peterka both scored in the shootout to cap of the win. Ethan Prow, Brandon Biro, and Ruotsalainen all booked an assist while Jimmy Schuldt, who returned to the lineup after missing the last 13 games due to injury, appeared in his 100th career AHL game.

Sun, Dec 19 5:00PM
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Hershey Bears
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Trailing 3-1 in the opening minute of the third period, the Rochester Americans (15-8-0-0) scored three straight unanswered goals in less than 10 minutes, including a pair from rookie forward Peyton Krebs, to earn a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Hershey Bears (12-8-2-1) in the final meeting of the season between the two teams Sunday at Giant Center.

It was the second straight night the Amerks rallied in the third period to come away with a win following last night’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Rochester forward Peyton Krebs notched his first multi-goal game in the AHL with two goals on the night, including the game-winner with 2:51 remaining in regulation, while captain Michael Mesch (0+2) recorded his seventh multi-point effort of the season with two assists to take over the team’s scoring lead. Forward Ryan MacInnis (1+0) notched the first marker of the night with his fifth of the season, while defenseman Ethan Prow (1+0) scored his third tally of the season. Forwards Brendan Warren (0+2), Sean Malone (0+1) and JJ Peterka (0+1) and defenseman Oskari Laaksonen (0+1) all added assists on the night.

While appearing in his 300th pro game, goaltender Michael Houser (3-1-0) made his fifth start and sixth appearance in an Amerks sweater this season, stopping 30 of 33 shots he faced to help lift him to his third win of the season.

Wed, Dec 29 7:05PM
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Following a 10-day layoff, the Rochester Americans (16-8-0-0) defeated the Providence Bruins (11-8-3-1) 5-3 on the strength of a season-high four-point effort (2+2) from veteran forward Michael Mersch Wednesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

The win improves the Amerks to 8-2-0-0 in their last 10 games while also helping the club push its home win streak to five straight games in Rochester, the longest since the 2015-16 campaign. Additionally, the victory gives the Amerks a 3-8-2-0 record in the previous 13 meetings against Providence dating back to the 2007-08 slate.

Along with Mersch’s multi-point outing, Brandon Biro (1+1) and Ryan MacInnis (0+2) both produced a pair of points in Rochester’s first home game versus Providence since Oct. 30, 2019. Oskari Laakkonen and Ara Nazarian, who netted his first AHL goal in his Amerks debut, rounded out the scoring. Along with Nazarian, David Drake, Matthew Cairns and Jacob Pritchard all appeared in their first AHL contest.

Goaltender Michael Houser appeared in his seventh game of the season for Rochester, and after making 28 saves, he improved to 4-1-0.

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Sat, Jan 1 2:35PM
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Springfield Thunderbirds
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The Rochester Americans (16-9-0-0) led 3-2 after the second period but were unable to fend off a late game comeback by the Springfield Thunderbirds (17-7-2-1), who scored three unanswered goals in the first five minutes of the third period to come away with a 5-3 win in a New Year's Day matinee Saturday at MassMutual Center.

The Amerks, who came into the matchup with an 8-2-0-0 mark in their last 10 games, saw their three-game win streak come to an end.  The loss drops Rochester to 2-2-1-0 in its last five meetings in Springfield over the last five seasons.

Forward JJ Peterka, who was assigned by the Buffalo Sabres along with Brandon Biro, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Oskari Laaksonen prior to the game, factored in on all three Rochester goals by producing a game-high three points (1+2). Biro netted a pair of assists to record his third two-point effort over his last five games dating back to Dec. 15. Linus Weissbach and Mason Jobst both scored their fifth and third goals of the season, respectively, to complete the scoring.

Goaltender Michael Houser (4-2-0) appeared in his eighth game of the season for Rochester, and despite making 26 saves, suffered his second loss of the slate.

Sun, Jan 2 3:00PM
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With the help of four different multi-point efforts, including a season-high three-point outing from Arttu Ruotsalainen, the Rochester Americans (17-9-0-0) erased a pair one-goal deficits before holding off a late push by the Hartford Wolf Pack (14-8-2-2) for a 4-3 victory Sunday evening at XL Center.

With the win, the Amerks have won 11 of the last 18 meetings with the Wolf Pack, including each of the last three get-togethers dating back to the 2019-20 campaign. In six of the last seven meetings between the two clubs, the visiting team has come away with the victory. Rochester has earned wins in four of the last six contests against Hartford while also recording at least one point in eight of the previous 10 tilts, going (6-2-0-2) over that span.

Along with Ruotsalainen’s season-high three points, Mason Jobst (0+2), JJ Peterka (1+1), who produced three points in Saturday’s contest against Springfield, and Ryan Scarfo (1+1) all chipped in a pair of points. Scarfo’s two-point performance is the second of his AHL career and first since Feb. 24, 2019, as member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Brandon Biro scored his fourth of the campaign. Since Nov. 27, he has logged 10 points (4+6) over his last 10 games. Wyatt Ege earned his first point as he was awarded the secondary helper on Ruotsalainen’s game-deciding goal midway through the third period.

Wed, Jan 5 7:05PM
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Syracuse Crunch
Loss 1-2

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After falling into a two-goal deficit in the second period, the Rochester Americans (17-10-0-0) scored once in the final minute of the middle frame but were unable to complete the comeback as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Syracuse Crunch (9-10-2-1) Wednesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

The Amerks, who entered the matchup having won nine of their last 12 games, saw their season-long five-game home win streak come to an end. It was the team’s longest since the 2015-16 season. The home loss was the club’s first at The Blue Cross Arena since Nov. 17, 2021.

Forward Ryan MacInnis scored Rochester’s lone goal in the final minute of the second period as he tallied his sixth goal of the season from Josh Teves and Linus Weissbach. MacInnis booked his sixth point (2+4) in the last five contest dating back to Dec. 18.

Goaltender Michael Houser made his fifth straight, making 14 saves but dropped to 5-3-0 on the season.

Fri, Jan 7 7:05PM
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Hartford Wolf Pack
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Fri, Jan 07

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On the strength of three first-period goals and a three-point (1+2) performance from Arttu Ruotsalainen, the Rochester Americans (18-10-0-0) earned a 5-2 victory over the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack (14-9-2-2) Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena.                                               

The Amerks have won 10 of their last 13 games, and dating back to the 2017-18 campaign, Rochester has earned wins in five of the last seven contests against Hartford. The Amerks have recorded at least one point in nine of the previous 11 exchanges, going 7-2-0-2 over that span.

Ruotsalainen duplicated his effort from this past Sunday in Hartford with a goal and two assists in tonight’s rematch and now has six points (2+4) in two games against the Wolf Pack this season as well as eight points (2+6) overall in 10 games with Rochester. Jack Quinn, who returned to the lineup Wednesday, recorded a goal and an assist for his third multi-point in the last for games dating back to Nov. 26. The rookie forward has 10 points (3+7) over his last seven games and is now within two points of reclaiming the AHL’s rookie scoring lead.

Sat, Jan 8 7:00PM
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Sat, Jan 08

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For the second time this week, the Rochester Americans (18-11-0-0) came up short to the Syracuse Crunch (11-10-2-1), this time suffering a 3-1 setback to their intrastate rivals Saturday at Upstate Medical University Arena. It was the second matchup in four days between the two clubs.

Despite the loss, Rochester has collected at least one point in 23 of the last 37 games against Syracuse dating back to the start of the 2018-19 campaign, going 19-14-3-1. The Amerks have won 10 of their last 14 games overall dating back to Nov. 24.

Defenseman Oskari Laaksonen netted his third goal of the season, a new career-high, in the second period from Arttu Ruotsalainen while the Amerks were on the power-play. The Amerks have scored a power-play goal in 15 of their last 25 games against Syracuse, going 25-for-91 (27.5%) with the man-advantage over that span. Matej Pekar and Mattias Samuelsson both returned to the lineup for the first time since Dec. 19 while forward Ryan MacInnis appeared in his fourth game in as many nights, which included his Buffalo Sabres debut on Thursday.

Goaltender Michael Houser (5-4-0) made 29 saves on the 31 shots he faced but suffered his fourth loss of season. In five of his 11 appearances this season, the veteran netminder has allowed two or fewer goals.

Wed, Jan 12 7:05PM
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Utica Comets
Win 7-6

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Wed, Jan 12

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The Rochester Americans (19-11-0-0) jumped out to a 7-2 lead halfway through the second period against the first-place Utica Comets (19-4-3-0) before surviving a late game push and holding on for a 7-6 win in a scoring frenzy Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, Rochester has won three straight games to even the season-series with the Comets at 3-3-0-0 through the first six meetings. Overall, the Amerks have also earned 11 victories in their last 15 games.

Dating back to the start of the 2016-17 campaign, Rochester has collected at least one point in 33 of the last 51 games against Utica, going 26-18-3-4 over that span.

With a career-high four-point outings from both Jack Quinn (1+3), who made his NHL debut Wednesday night with the Buffalo Sabres, and Oskari Laaksonen (0+4), the Amerks picked up their 10th win on home ice, which ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference. Brandon Biro (1+2) and Casey Fitzgerald (0+2) both chipped in multi-point efforts. Matej Pekar, Linus Weissbach, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Mason Jobst, and Mitch Eliot all scored in the win as well.

Goaltender Mat Robson (3-1-0) made 23 saves in his fourth appearance of the season for Rochester. Robson was recalled on Wednesday morning ahead of tonight’s contest following the recalls of Michael Houser and Aaron Dell to the parent Buffalo Sabres.

Fri, Jan 14 7:05PM
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Belleville Senators
Loss 3-4 SO

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Rookie forward Linus Weissbach delivered the game-tying goal with 1:47 remaining in regulation to force overtime, but the Rochester Americans (19-11-0-1) were unable to fully complete the comeback as they picked up a point in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Belleville Senators (14-15-0-0) in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams Friday at The Blue Cross Arena.             

The shootout loss was Rochester’s first of the season and the first inside the Flower City since Feb. 26, 2020, a span of 688 days. It was also the Amerks’ first loss of the season beyond regulation and the first in 21 all-time meetings between the North Division rivals. Through the first 21 games, the Amerks have scored two or more goals in 18 games while showing a 10-10-0-1 record.

Along with Weissbach scoring his eighth of the slate, Patrick Polino, who signed a PTO earlier in the week, and veteran Michael Mersch notched their first and 17th tallies of the season, respectively. As Mersch snapped a six-game goal-scoring drought to begin the New Year, he remains on pace to reach the 20-goal mark for the fifth time in eight years and the first time since the 2018-19 season. Lukas Craggs, Dominic Franco, Jimmy Schuldt, Matej Pekar and Brandon Biro all logged an assist while Arttu Ruotsalainen was the lone Rochester skater to score in the shootout.

Sat, Jan 15 5:05PM
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Belleville Senators
Loss 5-6 OT

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On a night where Jack Quinn recorded his first pro hat trick and the Rochester Americans (19-10-1-1) scored late in the third period to force overtime for the second straight game, it was the Belleville Senators (15-15-0-0) scoring just 34 seconds into the extra session to come away with a 6-5 win to cap a thrilling back-and-forth affair Saturday at The Blue Cross Arena. 

The contest was the second in as many nights decided beyond regulation after Belleville earned a 4-3 shootout win on Friday to earn the two-game sweep.

The Amerks have earned points in 13 of their last 19 games dating back to Nov. 19 and are 5-3-1-1 over their previous 10 games. Rochester is 10-10-2 all-time against Belleville following tonight’s overtime loss, while being outscored 81-74 through the first 22 meetings with the Senators.

Quinn not only tallied three goals, he also collected his second four-point performance in the three games after picking up the primary assist on Rochester’s game-tying goal with four seconds remaining in regulation. Michael Mersch (1+1) Ethan Prow (1+1), Brandon Biro (0+2), Arttu Ruotsalainen (0+2), Mattias Samuelsson (0+2) all recorded a multi-point outing for the Amerks, who dropped their first two games beyond regulation. Linus Weissbach earned an assist on Quinn’s second goal of the contest, extending his point streak to three games.

Goaltender Charles Williams (0-0-1) made 29 saves.

Wed, Jan 19 7:05PM
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Syracuse Crunch
Loss 2-3 OT

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Wed, Jan 19

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The Rochester Americans (19-11-2-1) built a two-goal lead 4:20 into the second period versus the Syracuse Crunch (14-11-3-1) on Wednesday night, but the Crunch rallied for three straight tallies to come away with a 3-2 overtime win at The Blue Cross Arena.

Despite the overtime defeat, the Amerks have earned points in 14 of their last 20 games dating back to Nov. 19 and are 4-3-2-1 over their previous 10 games to pull within three points of Utica for first place in the AHL’s North Division standings. Rochester began the season-series with Syracuse with two straight wins but have since gone 0-2-1-0.

Tonight was the third straight game decided beyond regulation for Rochester, marking the team’s longest stretch of consecutive overtime games since four straight from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26 during the 2019-20 season.

Following his first-career four-goal outing this past Saturday against Belleville, Jack Quinn opened the scoring with his team-leading 18th goal of the season 24 seconds into the middle period from Michael Mersch. Second-year forward Brendan Warren completed the scoring with his third of the season to move  within a goal of tying his AHL career-high of four he set last season with Rochester. Peter Tischke earned his first point with the Amerks as he produced an assist on Warren’s tally. It marked Tischke’s first AHL point since he scored on March 24, 2021.

Fri, Jan 21 7:00PM
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Cleveland Monsters
Win 1-4

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Fri, Jan 21

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JJ Peterka scored in his return to the lineup while Oskari Laaksonen (0+2) and Linus Weissbach (0+2) both turned in multi-point efforts to help lift the Rochester Americans (20-11-2-1) to a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Monsters (12-12-4-3) in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams Friday night at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.                                                                                   

With the win, Rochester’s 20th of the season, the Amerks have earned points in 15 of their last 21 games dating back to Nov. 19 while the club shows a 4-3-2-1 over their previous 10 games to remain within three points of Utica for first place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

As Laaksonen and Weissbach led the Amerks with multi-point efforts, Peterka, who missed the previous five games due to COVID-19 Protocols, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Ara Nazarian all found the back of the net before Monster Ryan MacInnis capped off the win with an empty-netter in the final minute of play.

Sat, Jan 22 1:00PM
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Cleveland Monsters
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Sat, Jan 22

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Less than 24 hours after holding the Cleveland Monsters (13-12-4-3) to a single goal, the Rochester Americans (20-12-2-1) were unable to duplicate the effort despite a team-high three-point effort (1+2) from JJ Peterka in Saturday’s rematch with the Monsters at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The 7-3 loss snaps Rochester’s five-game point streak and keeps the Amerks three points back of the Utica Comets for first place in the American Hockey League’s North Division standings.

Along with Peterka scoring his eighth goal of the season, Linus Weissbach also notched his eighth while Michael Mersch recorded his 18th, which is tied for the team-lead and ranks second in the league. Over his last 20 games dating back to Nov. 24, Mersch been held scoreless just five times over that span to move into a third-place tie in the AHL in scoring with 36 points (18+18) on the season.

Brandon Biro, who has 18 points (5+13) over his last 17 games dating back to Nov. 27, Ethan Prow, and Ryan Scarfo all recorded an assist for the Amerks, who have earned points in 15 of their last 22 games dating back to Nov. 19. Goaltender Charles Williams (0-1-1) made 20 saves in his second appearance with the club but suffered the defeat.

Fri, Jan 28 7:05PM
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Syracuse Crunch
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Forward Ryan MacInnis single-handedly outscored the Syracuse Crunch (15-14-3-1) as he delivered both goal, including the game-winning tally with 6.4 seconds left in regulation, to lift the Rochester Americans (21-12-2-1) to a win 2-1 Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, Rochester, which opened its second four-game homestand of the month, improves to 3-0-2-1 in its last six home games while also earning points in 16 of its last 23 games overall dating back to Nov. 19. Tonight’s contest was the fourth this month between the North Division rivals and the sixth of 12 overall this season. The Amerks show a 3-2-1-0 record in 2021-22 against the Crunch and have produced at least one point in 24 of the last 38 contests dating back to the 2018-19 campaign.

By scoring both Rochester goals, MacInnis surpassed the 10-goal mark for the first time in his six AHL seasons and became just the third Amerk to complete the feat this season, joining Jack Quinn and Michael Mersch. The veteran forward also eclipsed the 20-point mark for the third consecutive campaign. He also has six goals in six games during the month of January.

Brandon Biro pushed his point streak to three games with an assist on MacInnis’ second-period goal. Biro has 19 points (5+14) over his last 18 games to move into 10th in scoring among all AHL rookies. Mersch extended his current point streak to seven straight games with the primary assist on the game-winner.

Sat, Jan 29 6:05PM
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Utica Comets
Loss 2-4

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The Rochester Americans (21-13-2-1) opened the scoring seven minutes into the first period, but the first-place Utica Comets (24-5-5-0) scored four of the next five goals to come away with a 4-2 victory Saturday at The Blue Cross Arena.

The regulation loss was Rochester’s first on home ice since Jan. 5 as the club entered the matchup 3-0-2-1 in its last six home games. The Amerks have earned points in 16 of their last 24 games dating back to Nov. 19 while also showing a 3-4-0-0 mark through the first seven of 12 games with Utica this season.

With his second multi-point game, Ethan Prow tallied a pair of assists while Brandon Biro and Michael Mersch recorded their sixth and team-leading 19th goals of the season, respectively. Biro has 20 points (6+14) over his last 19 games dating back to Nov. 27 and two goals and eight assists over his last eight games. Mersch, meanwhile, extended his point streak to a career-long eight games and has totaled 25 points (12+13) and four multi-point efforts over his last 33 games dating back to Nov. 24. He’s been held scoreless just five times over that span to move into a fifth-place tie in the AHL in scoring with 38 points (19+19) on the season.

Goaltender Mat Robson made 23 saves in his second straight start and third in the last four games but took the loss. In nine games this season with Rochester, Robson shows a 5-2-2 record.

February

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Wed, Feb 2 7:05PM
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Charlotte Checkers
Win 5-1

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On the strength of four different skaters recording multi-point efforts and a 35-save effort by goaltender Aaron Dell, the Rochester Americans (22-13-2-1) earned a 5-1 victory over the Charlotte Checkers (21-16-2-0) in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, Rochester’s first against Charlotte since Dec. 6, 2019, the Amerks improved to 4-1-2-1 in their last seven home games. Additionally, the Amerks have earned points in 17 of their last 25 games dating back to Nov. 19.

Brandon Biro, Arttu Ruotsalainen, JJ Peterka and Brett Murray, all of whom returned earlier in the day from the Buffalo Sabres’ Taxi Squad, all finished with a goal and an assist before Brendan Warren capped off the scoring in the third period. Biro pushed his point streak to five games while Michael Mersch extended his to a career-best nine with an assist in the first period. Ethan Prow also kept his point streak intact as he earned a helper on Ruotsalainen’s marker in the opening stanza. Ryan Scarfo and Oskari Laaksonen both got on the scoresheet as the duo picked up an assist on Warren’s third-period tally.

Dell (6-0-0) made his first start with Rochester since Jan. 7 and stopped all but one of the 36 shots he faced to earn his sixth straight win. Until now, the netminder has never began a season with a win in each of his first six starts.

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After defeating the Charlotte Checkers (22-16-2-0) by a 5-1 score in the first of back-to-back meetings on Wednesday, the Rochester Americans (22-14-2-1) were unable to duplicate the effort in Friday’s rematch, dropping a 5-2 decision to the defending Calder Cup champions at The Blue Cross Arena.                                    

Despite the loss, Rochester shows a 4-2-2-1 record in its last nine home games while also earning points in 17 of its last 26 games dating back to Nov. 19.

Brandon Biro assisted on both Rochester goals tonight to extend his current point streak to six games, recording eight points (2+6) over that span. Michael Mersch, who finished with a team-high six shots on goal, saw his career-long nine-game point streak come to an end. Linus Weissbach (1+1) factored in on both goals for his second multi-point outing in six games before JJ Peterka became the fourth different Amerk this season to reach the 10-goal mark as he scored during the third period.

Josh Teves recorded his second assist in the last three games and 10th of the campaign while Peyton Krebs, who returned earlier this week following an 11-game stint with the Buffalo Sabres, made his first appearance with Rochester since Dec. 19.

Goaltender Aaron Dell suffered his first regulation loss of the season.

Sat, Feb 5 4:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (22-15-2-1) held a 2-1 lead midway through the second period Saturday against the Toronto Marlies (21-12-2-1), but surrendered the next four goals in what became a 5-2 setback at Coca-Cola Coliseum.                                                                                  

Despite the loss, Rochester’s second in as many games, the Amerks have earned points in 17 of their last 27 games dating back to Nov. 19. The regulation loss was just the second time all season the club has lost in back-to-back games.

Forward Brett Murray opened the scoring in the first period as he redirected in his eighth of the campaign while defenseman Peter Tischke scored his first goal as an Amerk in the middle stanza. Peyton Krebs, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Linus Weissbach and Ethan Prow all were credited with an assist for Rochester. 

Goaltender Mat Robson (5-3-2) made his 10th appearance of the season but dropped his second consecutive game despite stopping 26 of the 30 shots he faced.

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The Rochester Americans (23-15-2-1) scored three unanswered goals and used a 32-save effort from goaltender Aaron Dell to defeat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (18-18-2-3) by way of a 3-1 score Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.                                      

With the win, Rochester’s seventh straight versus Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since the start of the 2017-18 season, completed the season-sweep against the Penguins for the fourth straight year. Rochester has outscored Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 35-13 over that span.

Rookie forwards JJ Peterka (1+1) and Brandon Biro (0+2) each turned in a multi-point effort for the Amerks, who have earned points in 18 of their last 28 games dating back to Nov. 19. Brett Murray scored his ninth goal of the season while notching his fourth point (3+1) over his last four games before former Penguin Ethan Prow tallied the eventual game-winning goal 7:01 into the third period. Jimmy Schuldt, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Ben Holmstrom, who joined the club on a Professional Tryout earlier in the morning, all chipped in an assist.

Dell matched a career-best mark as he improved to 7-1-0 by making 32 saves of the 33 shots he faced.

Fri, Feb 11 7:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (23-15-2-2) carried a 2-1 lead into the final minutes of regulation, but the Providence Bruins (19-12-3-3) scored with 1:38 remaining to force overtime before prevailing in the shootout to hand the Amerks a 3-2 loss Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The contest, which served as the first of a season-long five-game road-swing, was also the second and final meeting of the season between Rochester and Providence. Rochester, which has earned at least one point in 19 of its last 30 games dating back to Nov. 19, finished the season-series 1-0-0-1 against the Bruins. Dating back to the start of the 2007-08 season, there have been 10 one-goal games over the previous 16 contests between Providence and Rochester, including five of the last six.

Rookie forwards JJ Peterka (0+2) and Brandon Biro (0+2) each recorded their second straight two-point performance. Brett Murray scored his career-high 10th goal of the season while notching his fifth point (4+1) over his last five games before defenseman Ethan Prow added his second goal in as many games and sixth of the campaign in the third period. It was also Murray’s 100th AHL game.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (6-6-1) made his first AHL appearance since Nov. 26 after spending nearly two months with the Buffalo Sabres. The Finnish netminder made 24 saves in the contest, including one in the shootout.

Sat, Feb 12 7:00PM
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In a goaltending duel between Aaron Dell of Rochester Americans (23-15-3-2) and Adam Huska of the Hartford Wolf Pack (23-13-4-2), the Amerks forced overtime midway through the third period but fell 2-1 in the extra frame Saturday at XL Center.

The contest, which served as the second game of a season-long five-game road-swing, was also the third of four meetings this season between Rochester and Harford. Additionally, it was the Amerks’ second straight game decided beyond regulation while giving Rochester at least one point in 21 of its last 31 games dating back to Nov. 19.

Dating back to the 2017-18 campaign, Rochester has earned wins in five of the last eight contests against Hartford while also recording at least one point in 10 of the previous 12 exchanges, going 7-2-1-2 over that span.

Defenseman Nick Boka netted his first career AHL goal from Ryan Scarfo, who played in his 100th AHL game for Rochester. Rookie forward JJ Peterka registered a personal-best and game-high eight shots on goal.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (7-1-1) stopped 24 of the 26 shots he faced, which included 17 through the first 40 minutes of play to carry a shutout into the third period. In seven of his nine appearances this season, he has made 25 or more saves while also averaging 30 shots-against.

Tue, Feb 15 7:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (24-15-3-2) went beyond regulation for the third straight game of their season-long five-game road swing, this time earning both points after JJ Peterka’s second goal of the night with 1:59 remaining in the extra session capped a 3-2 win over the Bridgeport Islanders (17-20-5-4) Tuesday at Webster Bank Arena.                                                            

With the overtime victory, Rochester’s third straight game decided beyond regulation following a shootout loss to Providence and an overtime loss to Hartford, the Amerks have earned points in 22 of their last 32 games dating back to Nov. 19. Additionally, dating back to the 2017-18 season, the club shows a 7-1-1-0 mark in its last nine meetings with Bridgeport, which includes five straight wins over that span.

Along with Peterka’s first career two-goal effort, which made him the first Amerk this season and just the second AHL rookie to reach the 40-point mark, Brandon Biro (1+1) and Linus Weissbach (0+2) both produced multi-point performances. Brett Murray and defensemen Ethan Prow and Mitch Eliot all recorded an assist in the overtime win.

Fri, Feb 18 7:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (24-16-3-2) fell behind 3-0 midway through the second period and pulled within one goal in the third, but ultimately were unable to complete the comeback in dropping a 4-2 decision to the first-place Utica Comets (29-9-5-0) Friday at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Despite the loss to open their first three-in-three of the season, the Amerks, who appeared in their fourth game of a season-long five-game road-swing, saw their four-game point streak halted. Dating back to Nov. 19, the club had earned at least one point in 22 of its last 33 games.

Forwards Brett Murray, who has already established a career-high in goals, and Patrick Polino both scored for Rochester in the second and third periods, respectively. Since the start of February, Murray has recorded seven points (5+2) over his last eight games while Polino ended a 10-game goal-less drought. Arttu Ruotsalainen, Ethan Prow, Dominic Franco and Peter Tischke all chipped in an assist in the defeat.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (7-7-1) stopped 26 of the 29 shots he faced but suffered the loss. In 10 of his 15 appearances this season, he has allowed three or few goals-against while averaging nearly 26 saves per game.

Sat, Feb 19 7:00PM
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Sat, Feb 19

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The Rochester Americans (24-17-3-2) scored three power-play goals Saturday night against the Syracuse Crunch (19-18-4-1) but could not overcome a pair of two-goal deficits, dropping a 6-3 decision in the final game of their season-long five-game road swing at Upstate Medical University Arena.

Despite the loss, Rochester’s second of the three-game weekend, the Amerks have earned at least one point in four of their last six games and 22 of the last 34 dating back to Nov. 19. Additionally, Rochester has scored at least one power-play goal in 17 of its last 28 games against Syracuse, going 29-for-100 (29.0%) with the man-advantage over that span.

Defenseman Oskari Laaksonen (1+1) and forward Linus Weissbach (0+2) both notched a pair of points while Ryan Scarfo and Brandon Biro both added a goal in the first and third periods, respectively. Ethan Prow, Arttu Ruotsalainen and JJ Peterka all were awarded an assist in the seventh meeting of the season between the intrastate rivals.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (7-2-1) made 25 saves, including one on a penalty shot in the first period, but suffered just his second regulation loss of the season. In eight of his nine appearances this season, he has made 25 or more saves while also averaging 30 shots-against.

Sun, Feb 20 3:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (24-17-3-2) closed out their first three-in-three weekend of the season with a 5-1 loss to the Laval Rocket (21-14-3-0) Sunday afternoon The Blue Cross Arena.                                                          

Despite the loss, Rochester’s fourth all-time against the Rocket, the Amerks show a 16-4-0-0 mark in the first 20 meetings between the two clubs. The Amerks entered the matchup with having won eight straight and 12 of the last 13 games against the Laval dating back to the 2017-18 campaign.

Forward Ryan Scarfo scored his fourth goal of the season and second in as many games in the second period from Ethan Prow for Rochester, which has at least one point in 22 of its last 35 contests dating back to Nov. 19. Scarfo has goals in back-to-back games for the first time since April 13 and April 14, 2018, while Prow, who has 12 points (2+10) over his last 13 games dating back to Jan. 22, captured his third straight 30-point season in the AHL.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (7-8-1) made 23 saves in his second appearance in the last three days but suffered the loss.

Fri, Feb 25 7:00PM
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Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen turned in a career-high 54 save effort and Ethan Prow scored with 1:56 remaining in overtime to propel the Rochester Americans (25-17-3-2) to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the intrastate rival Syracuse Crunch (20-19-5-1) Friday night at Upstate Medical University Arena.

The overtime win snaps Rochester’s three-game losing skid and gives the Amerks their first victory over the Crunch since Nov. 27 after going 0-4-1-0 in the previous five matchups. Additionally, Rochester, despite being outshot 55-23, has earned at least one point in five of their last eight games and 23 of the last 36 overall dating back to Nov. 19.

Forward JJ Peterka tallied a pair of helpers to register his seventh multi-point game over his last 19 outings while also producing 22 points (9+13) since the turn of the New Year. With his two-point performance, the Amerks improved to a near-perfect 10-2-0-0 mark this season when rookie winger logs a multi-point game, including 5-0-0-0 on home ice.

Brett Murray continued his career-year as he scored his 12th goal of the season from Dominic Franco and Peterka in the second period before Prow sealed the win with his seventh marker in the overtime period.

Luukkonen evened his record on the campaign to 8-8-1 as he stopped 54 of the 55 shots he faced, which included 24 in the second period alone and 40 over the final 43 minutes of the contest.

Sat, Feb 26 2:35PM
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Despite several scoring opportunities early on, the Rochester Americans (25-19-3-2) were unable to solve the Toronto Marlies (24-14-3-1) in a 4-0 loss in the front-end of a home-and-home series between the two teams Saturday afternoon at The Blue Cross Arena.                                                     

The shutout loss was Rochester’s first of the season and first on home ice since Feb. 15, 2019 against the Syracuse Crunch, a span of three years and 11 days. The Amerks, who have one point in five of their last nine games, show a record of 10-6-1-0 in their last 17 meetings with the Marlies dating back to the 2018-19 campaign.

Forward Nick Pastujov, who joined the club earlier this week after signing a Professional Tryout (PTO), led all Amerk skaters with a team-high four shots on goal while Brandon Davidson paced all Rochester blueliners with three.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (7-3-1) made a season-high 36 saves, including 16 in the second period, but suffered just his third regulation loss of the season. In nine of his 11 appearances this season, he has made 25 or more saves while also averaging 30 shots-against.

Sun, Feb 27 4:00PM
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Sun, Feb 27

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The line trio of Brett Murray (1+3), Arttu Ruotsalainen (2+1) and Linus Weissbach (0+3) combined for 10 points (3+7) to power the Rochester Americans (26-19-3-2) to a 5-3 bounce-back win over the Toronto Marlies (24-15-3-1) in the second meeting as many days between the two teams Sunday evening at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

The contest was Rochester’s third in the last three days and second of a home-and-home series with the Marlies, who blanked the Amerks by a 4-0 score Saturday afternoon at The Blue Cross Arena. The Amerks, who have one point in six of their last 10 games, show a record of 11-6-1-0 in their last 18 meetings with the Marlies dating back to the 2018-19 campaign.

While Ruotsalainen matched his season-high with two goals and an assist, Murray and Weissbach both registered a career-high with four and three points, respectively, for the Amerks, who closed out the weekend with a pair of wins despite being outshot in all three games.  

Over his last 25 games since the turn of the New Year, Ruotsalainen has tallied 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists, while Murray closed out the month of February with 12 points (7+5) in 13 games. Despite adding just one tally over his last 12 games, Weissbach has notched 10 helpers, which includes three multi-assist games.

Rookie forward Nick Pastujov scored his first American Hockey League goal in the second period.

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The Rochester Americans (26-20-3-2) fell into a three-goal deficit in the first period, and despite pulling within one in the third, were unable to complete the comeback as they dropped a 6-3 decision to the intrastate rival Syracuse Crunch (22-19-6-1) Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

Tonight’s meeting was the seventh between the North Division rivals since Jan. 5 and the ninth of 12 overall this season. The Amerks claimed the first two meetings, but the Crunch have responded with points in seven straight (6-0-1-0) while Rochester has earned at least one point in six of its last 11 games overall.

Forward Arttu Ruotsalainen (2+0), who has tallied 24 points on 10 goals and 14 assists over his last 26 games since the turn of the New Year, scored a pair of goals for the second straight game to pace the Amerks while Mitch Eliot recorded his first multi-point effort with a pair of helpers. Defenseman Josh Teves, who played in his 100th AHL contest, scored his first-career shorthanded goal and Rochester’s first from a blueliner since Casey Fitzgerald did so on Mar. 3, 2021. JJ Peterka, Brett Murray, Ben Holmstrom and Brandon Davidson, who appeared in his 400th pro game, all turned in an assist. Jack Doremus made his AHL/Amerks debut after joining the team on a professional tryout earlier in the week.

Fri, Mar 4 7:00PM
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Arttu Ruotsalainen’s second goal of the game with 21 seconds remaining in overtime capped a three-point night and his third straight two-goal outing to lead the Rochester Americans (27-20-3-2) to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Belleville Senators (24-21-1-0) in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams Friday at CAA Arena.                                                              

The contest was the 23rd all-time meeting and fifth this season between the North Division rivals. Rochester has points in seven of its last 12 games while Belleville, which entered the contest 7-3-0-0 in its last 10 contests, suffered its first defeat beyond regulation.

Ruotsalainen tallied his third straight two-goal outing and eighth multi-point effort since Jan. 1 as he factored in on all three Rochester goals, earning the primary assist on the Amerks’ first of the night before scoring back-to-back goals. Over his last 27 games since the turn of the New Year, the Finnish forward has tallied 27 points on 12 goals and 15 assists, including three straight multi-goal games for the first time in his AHL career.

Sat, Mar 5 7:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (26-20-3-2) scored four times in the third period, but ultimately could not complete the comeback as they came up short in a 6-5 loss to the Belleville Senators (25-21-1-0) in the second straight meeting between the two teams Saturday at CAA Arena.

Rochester, which entered the contest with at least one point in seven of its last 12 games, and Belleville split the two-game series with each team taking one win. With tonight’s loss, the Amerks fall to 7-2-3-0 in their 12 matchups against the Senators north of the border and have scored two or more goals in 21 of the previous 24 get-togethers, which includes 14 games where they have produced four or more tallies overall.

Rookie forward Jack Quinn, who returned from a 17-game injury absence on Friday, registered his 12th multi-point night of the season and fifth with at least three points as he logged his 19th goal of the campaign to go with a pair of assists. Brett Murray, Peter Tischke, Nick Boka and Ethan Prow all scored in the defeat.

Jimmy Schuldt, Linus Weissbach, Nick Pastujov, JJ Peterka, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Ryan Scarfo all tacked on an assist. 

Netminder Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (9-10-1), who made his fifth appearance in the last six games and seven of the previous nine, made 26 saves in his 20th game of the season.

Wed, Mar 9 7:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (27-21-3-2) fell behind 3-0 in the second period and were never able to recover in a 7-2 loss to the Laval Rocket (26-19-3-0) Wednesday at The Blue cross Arena.                                                        

Rochester forward Arttu Ruotsalainen assisted on both goals to notch his fourth multi-point outing in his last five games while also tallying 11 points (6+5) over that same stretch. Over his last 29 games since the turn of the New Year, the Finnish forward has produced 30 points on 12 goals and 18 assists, a run which began with a three-point effort versus Hartford on Jan. 2.

Sean Malone, who missed the previous 30 games due to injury/COVID, and Jimmy Schuldt both scored for the Amerks in the second and third periods, respectively. Schuldt has netted a goal in each of his last two contests while Malone became the eighth different Amerk this season to reach double digits in goals as he registered his 10th of the campaign.

Brett Murray and Ethan Prow both picked an assist in the contest. With his primary helper on Malone’s tally, Murray has recorded eight points (2+6) over his season-long five-game point streak.

Fri, Mar 11 7:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (27-23-3-2) pulled within one goal of the Syracuse Crunch (24-21-6-1) but were unable to even the score as the Amerks dropped their fifth straight on home ice Friday at The Blue Cross Arena.  

Tonight’s meeting was the eighth between the North Division rivals since Jan. 5 and the 10th of 12 overall this season with another matchup scheduled for Sunday in Syracuse to wrap up the three-game weekend.

Forwards Nick Pastujov, who appeared in his 100th professional game, and Brett Murray both netted their second and 15th goals of the season, respectively, for Rochester. With his second-period goal, Murray has recorded nine points (3+6) over his career-best six-game point streak. Over his last 18 games since the start of February, Murray has registered 17 points on nine goals and eight assists, which was highlighted by a season-high four-point (1+3) outing at Toronto on Feb. 27.

Ethan Prow, Matej Pekar, Josh Teves and Ryan Scarfo all earned an assist.

Netminder Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (9-11-1), who made his fourth appearance in the last six games and six of the previous nine, made 40 saves but suffered his third straight defeat. In two of his previous three appearances against the Crunch, the Finnish netminder has stopped 40 or more shots while showing a 1-2-0 mark.

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Rookie forward Linus Weissbach scored the game-winning goal 8:30 into the third period before the Rochester Americans (28-23-3-2) hung on for a 3-2 victory over the first-place Utica Comets (34-12-6-0) Saturday at the Adirondack Bank Center.                                                                               

With the win, Rochester’s fourth of the campaign against the Comets, the Amerks have earned at least one point in eight of their last 16 games overall. Rochester also improved to 10-10-1-3 over the last 24 matchups in Utica.

Along with Weissbach’s 11th goal of the season, Lukas Craggs and Jimmy Schuldt both scored their second and third tallies, respectively. Ben Holmstrom, Jack Doremus, JJ Peterka, and Arttu Ruotsalainen all were credited with assists in the victory.

Goaltender Aaron Dell pushed his record on the campaign to 9-4-1 as he stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced, which included 13 in the opening 20 minutes of play. In 12 of his 15 appearances this season, he has made 25 or more saves while also averaging 30 shots

Sun, Mar 13 5:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (28-23-4-2) closed out their busiest week of the season Sunday night at Upstate Medical University Arena with a 4-3 overtime loss against the Syracuse Crunch (25-21-6-2).

Despite the overtime defeat, the Amerks, who appeared in their fourth game in five days, have recorded at least one point in six of the first 11 meetings with the Crunch this season, going 4-5-2-0 over that span. In the last five years in Syracuse, Rochester shows a 15-9-3-0 mark.

Forwards Linus Weissbach (1+1) and Brett Murray (0+2), along with defenseman Oskari Laaksonen (1+1), all recorded a multi-point efforts while JJ Peterka collected his 14th goal of the season. Arttu Ruotsalainen added an assist to complete the scoring.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (9-11-2) made 40 saves, which included 25 in the opening two periods, for the second time in three days against Syracuse but suffered an overtime loss. In three of his previous four appearances against the Crunch, the Finnish netminder has stopped 40 or more shots while showing a 1-2-1 mark.

Fri, Mar 18 7:05PM
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Fri, Mar 18

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Rookie forwards Jack Quinn (1+2) and JJ Peterka (2+0) both scored in the second period as part of a four-goal frame to propel the Rochester Americans (29-23-4-2) to a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Monsters (21-23-7-4) in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams Friday night against at The Blue Cross Arena.                                                

With the win, Rochester shows a record of 34-13-4-4 against Cleveland over the last 10 years dating back to the start of the 2011-12 campaign while also earning a point in 12 of the last 18 games. Additionally, in the previous 11 games with Cleveland, the winning club has scored at least four goals.

Quinn, playing in just his 27th game of the season, became the first Amerk to score 20 goals in the fewest number of games since Luke Adam reached the mark in 31 games during the 2013-14 campaign. Peterka, meanwhile scored twice, including the game-winner, to become the first Amerk this season to reach the 50-point mark.

Amerks captain Michael Mersch, who missed the previous 11 games, also scored his 20th goal of the campaign while adding an assist. He has now reached the 20-goal mark for the fifth time in his eight-year pro career.<

Sat, Mar 19 6:05PM
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Sat, Mar 19

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The Rochester Americans (30-23-4-2) twice rallied from behind during regulation, including overcoming a 4-1 deficit in the second period, before Mark Jankowski delivered the game-winner with only 16 seconds remaining in overtime to cap a thrilling 6-5 win over the Cleveland Monsters Saturday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, Rochester’s second in as many nights against the Monsters, the Amerks swept the weekend set against Cleveland to move into third place in the American Hockey’s League’s North Division standings.                                                                          

Along with Jankowski’s two-point outing (1+1), Arttu Ruotsalainen (1+1) and Jack Quinn (1+2) both registered a multi-point effort to help the Amerks, who scored five of the final six goals, push their point streak to four games dating back to March 12 while picking up their 30th win of the season.

Defensemen Nick Boka and Josh Teves both scored in the second period before Michael Mersch tied the game to force overtime with his 21st goal of the campaign.

Fri, Mar 25 7:05PM
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Forward Sean Malone returned to the lineup and scored twice during regulation for the Rochester Americans (30-23-4-3), but it was the Toronto Marlies (30-22-3-1) who earned the 3-2 shootout win in the season series finale between the two teams Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena.

Despite the shootout loss, just the second of the year for Rochester, the club extended its point streak five games. The Amerks have earned nine out of a possible 10 dating back to March 12 and produced a 2-3-0-1 record in the six games this season versus Toronto.

With a two-goal outing, Malone has recorded 17 points on 10 goals and seven assists over his last 14 games, which includes five points (4+1) over his current four-game point streak. Oskari Laaksonen, Ethan Prow, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Ryan MacInnis, who also returned to the lineup after missing the previous 22 games, all picked up an assist in the contest.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (10-11-3) stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced in his second straight start but suffered the loss.

Sat, Mar 26 7:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (30-24-4-3) fell behind by three goals in the opening frame and could not generate much offensively as they dropped a 5-1 decision to the Syracuse Crunch (30-23-6-2) Saturday at Upstate Medical University Arena.                                                          

The regulation loss, which snaps Rochester’s five-game point streak, also wraps up the season-series between the two intrastate rivals this season. The Amerks entered earning nine out of a possible 10 points in their last five games while also earning at least one point in 25 of the last 43 games against the Syracuse dating back to 2018-19.

Forward Arttu Ruotsalainen provided the lone goal for Rochester midway through the third period from Ethan Prow and Michael Mersch for his 15th of the campaign. Over Ruotsalainen’s last 36 games since the turn of the New Year, he has tallied 37 points (15+22), while Prow has registered 20 points (5+15) over his last 25 contests. With 38 points on the slate, Prow remains on pace to reach the 40-point mark for the second time in three AHL seasons.

Newcomer Kohen Olischefski made his professional debut.

Sun, Mar 27 3:05PM
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Sun, Mar 27

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Forwards Arttu Ruotsalainen (1+2) and Brett Murray (0+3) each recorded three points Sunday afternoon against the Bridgeport Islanders (27-25-6-4), but the Rochester Americans (30-24-5-3) suffered a heart-breaking 6-5 overtime loss at The Blue Cross Arena.

Despite the overtime loss, Rochester’s second of the weekend that went beyond regulation, the club extended its home point streak to four games, going 2-0-1-1 over that span. It was also the second straight game this season against Bridgeport, who rallied back from a pair of two-goal deficits, that ended in overtime as the Amerks fell to 7-1-2-0 in their last 10 meetings versus the Islanders dating back to the 2017-18 season.

Ruotsalainen turned in his 11th multi-point effort in the last 37 games as he’s tallied 40 points (16+24) since the turn of the New Year. Murray registered his second three-assist outing of the season while Mark Jankowski (1+1) scored a goal and added an assist in the first period. Jack Quinn, JJ Peterka, and Linus Weissbach all lit the lamp in the contest, the Amerks’ third of the weekend.

Ethan Prow, Michael Mersch and Josh Teves each were credited with an assist while goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (10-11-4) made 40 saves in the game, which included 19 in the final period. In 11 of his 25 appearances this season, Luukkonen has stopped 40 or more shots, including four of his last five games.

Wed, Mar 30 7:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (31-24-5-3) fell behind 2-0 early in the second period before erupting for four unanswered goals in a 4-3 victory over the league-leading Utica Comets (38-15-6-1) Wednesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, the Amerks extended their home point streak to five games (3-0-1-1) while having earned points in seven of their last eight overall, going 4-1-2-1 over that span. Utica claimed the first three meetings between the two clubs this season, but Rochester has responded with five wins over the last seven games since, including each of the last two matchups.

Rookie forward Jack Quinn tallied his fourth three-point effort of the month of March as he scored his 23rd goal of the season to go along with two assists. Despite only appearing in eight games in the month, Quinn produced 13 points (5+8), which included two power-play markers, and 23 shots.

Michael Mersch (2+0) netted his fifth two-goal outing of the campaign while Mark Jankowski registered a pair of assists for his seventh multi-point effort. Since Nov. 26, Jankowski has recorded 13 points (4+9) over his last eight appearances.

Jimmy Schuldt logged his fourth goal of the season while Ethan Prow, who reached the 40-point mark for the second time in his AHL career, Sean Malone and Josh Teves all added an assist. Defenseman Mark Alt made his Amerks debut.

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The Rochester Americans (31-25-5-3) erased a 4-0 first-period deficit and received a hat trick from rookie forward JJ Peterka, but Cole Fonstad’s late second-period tie-breaking goal ultimately proved to be the difference as the Amerks came up short in a 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Monsters (24-27-8-4) in the first of consecutive meetings between the two teams Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Despite the loss, Rochester has points in seven of its last nine games while also showing a 35-14-4-4 mark against the Monsters dating back to the start of the 2010-11 season. In seven of the last eight matchups with Cleveland, including tonight, the Amerks have tallied at least once in the first 20 minutes of play.

With three goals tonight, Peterka became the third Amerk this season to reach the 20-goal mark, joining Jack Quinn and Michael Mersch, and just the seventh rookie in the AHL to do so. Peterka has notched 35 points (16+19) in 35 games to begin 2022 and shows a team-leading 55 points (20+35) through 58 games this season.

Josh Teves booked his fifth goal of the season in the second period while Mark Jankowski, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Ryan MacInnis and Quinn all recorded one assist. Mark Alt and Lukas Rousek both picked up their first points as Amerks as they each chipped in a helper in the second period.

Sat, Apr 2 7:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (32-25-5-3) flipped the script in Saturday’s rematch against the Cleveland Monsters (24-28-8-4), exploding for six straight unanswered goals and cruising to a dominating 6-2 win in the weekend finale between the two teams at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

With the win, the Amerks split the two-game series with the Monsters and have earned points in eight of their last 10 games. Rochester, who boasts a 36-14-4-4 record over the last 10 years dating back to the start of the 2011-12 campaign versus Cleveland, has earned at least one point in 14 of the last 21 meetings.

Coming off his first-career AHL hat trick Friday against the Monsters, JJ Peterka (2+1) turned in another three-point effort, scoring twice and adding an assist as did Sean Malone (2+1). Peterka, who finished the weekend with five goals and six points, leads all rookies with 58 points on the season while Malone scored his 13 and 14th goals of the campaign, which establishes a new career-high. Mitch Eliot, who appeared in his 100th professional contest, recorded two assists for his second multi-point effort of the season.

Mark Jankowski and Arttu Ruotsalainen, who was named the AHL’s Player of the Month for March on Friday, completed the scoring while Jack Quinn, Michael Mersch, Ryan MacInnis and Oskari Laaksonen all booked an assist.

Wed, Apr 6 7:30PM
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Forwards Sean Malone and Michael Mersch both scored for the Rochester Americans (32-26-5-3) but could not overcome a four-goal third-period by the Laval Rocket (32-23-3-2), dropping a 6-2 decision in the first of a two-game series between the North Division rivals Wednesday at Place Bell.

Despite the regulation loss, Rochester has earned points in eight of its last 11 overall. Prior to tonight’s contest, the Amerks had won four straight in Laval while also boasting a 9-1-0-0 record in their previous 10 visits to Place Bell dating back to the start of 2017-18 season.

With his third goal in the last two games and 11th point (7+4) over his previous eight, Malone pushed his point-streak to a career-high eight games dating back to Dec. 18. The West Seneca native also established a new personal-best with his 31st point of the season. Merch, meanwhile, matched his career-high with his team-leading 24th goal of the season in the third period. With 48 points on the campaign, the Amerks captain is two points away from reaching the 50-point mark for the first time in his career.

Ryan MacInnis tallied a pair of assists for his sixth multi-point effort while Ethan Prow was credited with a helper on Malone’s 15th marker of the season.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (11-6-1) made his second straight appearance, but was dealt the loss despite making 30 saves.

Fri, Apr 8 7:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (32-26-6-3) scored three goals in the second period to take a 3-2 lead going into the final frame, but the Laval Rocket (33-23-3-2) countered back with a late goal in the final minutes of regulation before completing the comeback in overtime for a 4-3 win in Friday’s rematch between the two teams at Place Bell.

Despite the overtime loss, Rochester has earned points in nine of its last 12 overall but the club remains in sixth place in the North Division with nine games remaining in the 2021-22 regular season. The Amerks had won four of the previous five games in Laval while also boasting a 9-2-0-0 record over their last 11 visits to Place Bell dating back to the start of 2017-18 season.

Forward Arttu Ruotsalainen recorded a pair points as he scored his 18th goal of the campaign to go with an assist on Linus Weissbach’s goal in the second period. Ruotsalainen, the AHL’s reigning Player of the Month, has scored 10 goals and added 10 assists for 20 points in 15 games for Rochester since the start of March.

Sean Malone netted his fourth goal in the last three games and 12th point (8+4) over his previous nine to push his point streak to a career-high nine games dating back to Dec. 18. He also established a new personal-best with his 32nd point of the season in 30 games.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (11-12-5) made his 28th appearance of the season.

Sat, Apr 9 7:00PM
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Sat, Apr 09

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The Rochester Americans (33-26-6-3) scored four power-play goals while JJ Peterka (2+2) produced a season-high four points (2+2) to help the Amerks cruise to a 6-2 victory over the Belleville Senators (33-26-4-0) Saturday at CAA Arena in the final game of a five-game road swing.                                                                

With the win, Rochester has earned points in 10 of its last 13 games overall, but the club remains in sixth place in the North Division with .551 winning percentage. The Amerks improved to 8-2-3-0 record in their 13 matchups against the Senators north of the border while they have scored two or more goals in 22 of the previous 25 get-togethers, which includes 15 games where they have produced four or more tallies.

With his four-point effort, Peterka has notched 42 points (22+20) in 39 games to begin 2022 while also becoming the only rookie in the league to reach the 60-point plateau (62) through 62 games. Additionally, he is the first Amerks rookie to reach the mark since Thomas Vanek had 68 points (42+26) in 74 games during the 2004-05 season.

Wed, Apr 13 7:05PM
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Thanks to a pair of power-play goals in regulation and Ethan Prow’s overtime-winning goal with 40 seconds remaining, the Rochester Americans (34-26-6-3) earned a 4-3 victory over the Laval Rocket (35-23-4-2) Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the overtime win, Rochester has earned points in 11 of its last 14 overall to remain in fifth place in the North Division (.558 points percentage) with seven games left in the 2021-22 regular season. The Amerks finished the eight-game season-series with a 4-3-1-0 record. The club also improved to 7-2-0-0 in their last nine home games versus the Rocket.

Jack Quinn logged his 17th multi-point effort of campaign as he tallied a pair of assists while Arttu Ruotsalainen also provided two helpers in the win with both coming in the first period. Along with Prow scoring his 10th goal of the season, Mark Jankowski, Sean Malone and Linus Weissbach also found the back of the net.

Ryan MacInnis, Michael Mersch, Josh Teves and Brandon Biro, who missed the previous 19 games due to a lower-body injury, all were credited with one assist.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (12-12-5) made his 29th appearance of the season and picked up his 12th win of the slate as he finished with 27 saves.

Fri, Apr 15 7:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (34-27-6-3) scored with 6:07 left in regulation to pull within one goal, but the Belleville Senators (35-27-4-0) hung on for a 2-1 win Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena in the final matchup this season between the two clubs.

With the regulation loss, Rochester’s six-game home point streak came to an end as they showed a 4-0-1-1 record dating back to Mar. 18 over that span. The Amerks have earned points in 11 of their last 15 overall while sitting in sixth place in the AHL’s North Division standings with six games remaining in the regular season. The Amerks finished the eight-game season-series with a 3-3-1-1 record.

Rookie forward Brandon Biro became the fourth different Amerk and 10th overall to reach double digits in goals as he scored his 10th of the season in the third period. Arttu Ruotsalainen earned the secondary assist to reach the 50-point mark on campaign for the first time in his North American career while Ethan Prow tallied his career-best 33rd helper of slate.

Sean Malone entered the matchup riding a career-long 11-game point streak dating back to Dec. 18, but saw it come to an end as he was held without a point for the just the eighth time this season.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (12-13-5) made his 30th appearance of the season and second in the last two games but he took the loss despite making 25 saves.

Sat, Apr 16 7:05PM
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Sat, Apr 16

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The Rochester Americans (35-27-6-3) used a pair of power-play tallies to gain a two-goal advantage before holding on for a 2-1 victory Saturday night against the Hartford Wolf Pack (30-31-6-2) at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the win, Rochester has earned a point in seven of its last eight games as they show a 5-1-1-1 mark over that span. Additionally, the Amerks have earned points in 12 of their last 16 games overall while sitting in sixth place in the North Division with five games remaining in the 2021-22 regular season. Dating back to the 2017-18 campaign, the Amerks, who finished the season series with the Wolf Pack with a 3-0-1-0 mark this season, have earned wins in six of the last nine contests against Hartford.

Michael Mersch scored his career-high 25th tally of the season from JJ Peterka and Oskari Laaksonen to open the scoring in the opening frame before Mark Jankowski became the 11th Amerk this season to reach double digits in goals as he logged his 10th of the season in the in the middle period. Brandon Biro and Ethan Prow each earned an assist on Jankowski’s goal to extend their respective point streaks to three games apiece.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (13-13-5) made his third straight start and 31st appearance of the season for Rochester. In 18 of his 31 games on the campaign, the Finnish netminder has faced 30 or more shots.

Tue, Apr 19 7:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (36-27-6-3) fell behind 2-1 before tying the game to force overtime and then winning the 3-2 contest in a four-round shootout against the Springfield Thunderbirds (39-23-6-3) Tuesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the victory, Rochester has six wins in its last last 10 games and has earned points in 13 of the last 17 games overall while sitting in fifth place in the North Division four games left in the regular season. The Amerks, who split the season series with the Thunderbirds with one win apiece, improved to 3-0-0-0 in their last three meetings against the Thunderbirds in the Flower City over the last five seasons.

Forward Michael Mersch scored his team-leading 26th goal of the season from Mark Jankowski and Ethan Prow (0+2), who finished with a multi-point effort, in the first period. Sean Malone forced the game to go beyond the regulation as he added his 18th of the season – and 100th point as an Amerk – from Prow and Jack Quinn midway through the third stanza.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (14-13-5) made his fourth straight start and 32nd appearance of the season for Rochester. The Finnish netminder made 23 saves and then two more in the shootout to earn his second consecutive win and 14th overall.

Fri, Apr 22 7:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (36-27-7-3) forced overtime after Sean Malone tied the game with 1:07 remaining in regulation, but it was the Utica Comets (42-19-8-1) coming away with the 3-2 victory Friday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.                                                          

Despite the overtime loss, Rochester has earned points in 14 of its last 18 games overall while holding onto the fifth and final playoff spot in the North Division with three games left in the regular season. The Amerks, who have one more game against the Comets this season, have produced a 5-5-1-0 record through the first 11 meetings.

Rookie forward Jack Quinn tallied an assist on JJ Peterka and Malone’s goal for his team-leading 18th multi-point effort of the season while Ethan Prow rounded out the scoring as he picked up a helper in the third period. A total of 14 of the 18 Rochester skaters recorded at least one shot, including Jimmy Schuldt, who had a team-best four.

Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (14-13-6) made his fifth straight start dating back to April 13 and 32nd appearance of the season for Rochester.

Sat, Apr 23 5:05PM
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The Rochester Americans (36-28-7-3) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first half of the opening period Saturday night against the Cleveland Monsters (26-34-8-5), but the visitors countered with four straight unanswered goals to come away way a 4-2 win at The Blue Cross Arena.

With the loss, Rochester has earned points in 14 of its last 19 games overall, but now sit in sixth place in the North Division with two games left in the regular season. In nine of the 10 meetings this season with the Monsters, the Amerks have tallied at least once in the first 20 minutes of play, which includes two goals in each of three previous first periods.

Rookie forward Lukas Rousek scored his first career AHL goal before fellow first-year skater Brandon Biro netted his 11th of the campaign. With his 40th point on the season, Biro became the third different Amerks rookie this season to reach the mark, joining JJ Peterka and Jack Quinn, and sixth overall.

Ethan Prow, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Oksari Laaksonen and Ben Holmstrom all recorded assists in the first game of the home-and-home series with Cleveland. Prow extended his point-streak to a season-long six games as he has tallied seven points (1+6) over that span. Additionally, the veteran, who has logged 129 points (37+92) over his last 183 AHL games, has collected 30 points (6+24) over his previous 38 outings.

Sun, Apr 24 3:00PM
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The Rochester Americans (36-29-7-3) fell to the Cleveland Monsters (27-34-8-5) for the second straight day, dropping a 2-0 decision in the back half of a home-and-home series Sunday afternoon at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.                                                                              

With the loss, Rochester has earned points in 14 of its last 20 games overall but remain in sixth place in the AHL’s North Division standings ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 regular-season finale against the Utica Comets. The Amerks finish the head-to-head series with the Monsters showing an even 5-5-0-0 mark.

Captain Michael Mersch led all Amerks with a season-high eight shots, his most since recording a career-best 11 on March 18, 2018, as a member of the Ontario Reign. Defenseman Ethan Prow, who entered riding a season-long six-game point streak, had three shots but saw his streak halted.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (12-7-1) made his first appearance since April 9 and finished with 20 saves but was dealt with the loss.

Fri, Apr 29 7:05PM
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Rookie forward JJ Peterka recorded his second hat trick of the month as part of a four-point night and Casey Fitzgerald returned in time to notch a career-best three assists to power the Rochester Americans (37-29-7-3) to a dominating 8-1 rout of the Utica Comets (42-20-8-1) in Friday’s regular-season finale at The Blue Cross Arena.                                        

With the win, Rochester closed out its 66th AHL season earning points in 15 of its final 21 games overall but remain in sixth place in the North Division ahead of the final day of the regular season tomorrow. The Amerks, who posted 20 victories on home ice this season, finish the head-to-head series with the Comets showing an even 6-5-1-0 record.

Peterka (3+1), Jimmy Schuldt (0+2), Mark Jankowski (0+2), Jack Quinn (1+1) and Josh Teves (1+1) all posted multi-point efforts as did Fitzgerald (0+3), who spent the last three months with the Buffalo Sabres. Brandon Biro, Linus Weissbach and Sean Malone rounded out the scoring with a goal each as Rochester scored a season-high eight goals. Ethan Prow, Lukas Rousek, Michael Mersch and Brett Murray all chipped in an assist.

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Trailing 3-0 entering the third period, the Rochester Americans (1-0) erupted for three goals over the final frame before Arttu Ruotsalainen redirected home the game-winner with 3:06 remaining in overtime to cap a thrilling come-from-behind win over the Belleville Senators (0-1) in Game 1 of their best-of-three first round series Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

Game 2 between the two teams is set for Friday in Belleville with the Amerks now one win away of winning their first playoff series for the first time since the 2005 postseason.

The overtime win was Rochester’s first beyond regulation in the postseason since a 4-3 Game 7 win in the Amerks’ first-round series against Syracuse on May 1, 2004 and first playoff victory since the team’s 7-2 win in Game 4 of the opening round series against Chicago on May 2, 2014. During the regular season in the head-to-head series with the Senators, the two teams played in three games decided beyond regulation with Rochester showing a 3-3-1-1 record.

Defenseman Casey Fitzgerald (1+1) recorded his first career multi-point effort in the playoffs while rookie forwards JJ Peterka and Peyton Krebs both tallied a pair of helpers in the win. Lukas Rousek and Jimmy Schuldt both added third period goals before Ruotsalainen completed the comeback at the 16:54 mark of overtime.

Fri, May 6 7:00PM
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Fri, May 06

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For the first time in 17 years, the Rochester Americans (2-0) are moving onto the second round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs after completing their first-round sweep of the Belleville Senators (0-2) in a repeat performance following a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2 Friday at CAA Arena.

The Amerks needed overtime for the second straight game – the first time since Games 1 and 2 of the their 2001 first-round series against Philadelphia that went beyond regulation in back-to-back games – this time withstanding a late push from the Senators, in duplicating the effort from Wednesday and winning their first playoff series since the 2005 postseason.

Arttu Ruotsalainen, whose overtime heroics sealed the win in Game 1, was an unstoppable force tonight for the Amerks, scoring twice and adding two primary assists to factor in on all four Rochester goals. He would finish the series with five points (3+2) in two games.

Mark Jankowski netted his first of the postseason while Brett Murray, who assisted on Ruotsalainen’s game-winner on Wednesday, delivered the series-clinching goal with 17:39 gone in overtime from Ruotsalainen.

Sean Malone assisted on two goals while Casey Fitzgerald, Jimmy Schuldt and Peyton Krebs all notched assists in the win. Goaltender Aaron Dell continued his dominance over Belleville, stopping 34 shots.

Tue, May 10 7:00PM
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Tue, May 10

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Despite another stellar two-goal performance from Arttu Ruotsalainen, the Rochester Americans (2-1) yielded four straight unanswered goals to the Utica Comets (1-0), including three in the final frame, in an eventual 6-3 loss in the series opener between the intrastate rivals Tuesday at Adirondack Bank Center.

The Comets lead the best-of-five North Division Semifinals 1-0 as Rochester suffers its first loss of the postseason.                                                                      

In addition to a two-goal effort from Ruotsalainen, who now leads the AHL with five goals and seven points through just three games in the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs, JJ Peterka recorded his first of the postseason while Ethan Prow recorded two assists, one of which came on the power-play.

Lukas Rousek, Mark Jankowski, Josh Teves and Brett Murray all tallied an assist while Aaron Dell, who spent last season in the Devils organization with New Jersey and Binghamton, stopped 34 of the 40 shots he faced.

Sat, May 14 7:00PM
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Sat, May 14

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JJ Peterka scored his third goal of the game 1:29 into overtime to lift the Rochester Americans (3-1) to 4-3 win over the Utica Comets (1-1) in Game 2 of the North Division Semifinals Saturday at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Now tied at 1-1, the best-of-five series shifts to Rochester for Games 3 and 4 on Sunday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 17.

The overtime victory was Rochester’s third of the postseason as well as the third by a 4-3 score.

Along with Peterka’s three-goal outing, Peyton Krebs turned in a multi-point effort as he tallied three assists. Mark Jankowski opened the scoring just 20 seconds into the contest while AHL Rookie of the Year Jack Quinn and Brandon Biro each added a helper.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (3+1) earned his third win of the Calder Cup Playoffs as he stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced.

Sun, May 15 5:05PM
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Sun, May 15

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Arttu Ruotsalainen’s league-leading sixth goal of the Calder Cup Playoffs 1:39 into overtime lifted the Rochester Americans (4-1) to their second win in as many days over the Utica Comets (1-2) in front of a sellout crowd of 10,741 Sunday at The Blue Cross Arena.

With a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-five North Division Semifinals, the Amerks can close out the series with a win in Game 4 on Tuesday, May 17 on home ice.

The overtime victory was the Amerks’ fourth of the postseason as well as the fourth by a 4-3 score. It was the club’s second straight game that required extra time after Rochester claimed Game 2 on Saturday night just 89 seconds into the overtime.

While Peyton Krebs and JJ Peterka recorded two assists each, Mark Alt, Jimmy Schuldt, Casey Fitzgerald, and Ryan MacInnis all notched a helper. Brandon Biro and Sean Malone both scored their first goals of the playoffs while Lukas Rousek netted his second. Ruotsalainen capped off the scoring as he tallied his league-leading sixth goal and ninth point, which is second in the AHL.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (3+1) earned his fourth win of the playoffs as he stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced.

Tue, May 17 7:05PM
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Tue, May 17

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The Rochester Americans (4-2) faced a 4-0 deficit going into the third period Tuesday against the Utica Comets (2-2), and despite scoring twice in the final five minutes, came up short in a 4-2 loss in Game 4 of the North Division Semifinals at The Blue Cross Arena.                                                               

Now even at 2-2, the best-of-five series shifts back to the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica on Thursday, May 19 for one final winner-take-all showdown between the intrastate rivals, who also split the 2021-22 regular season series with six wins each.

Forward Arttu Ruotsalainen extended his point streak to six straight games to begin the postseason as he scored his league-leading seventh goal to open the scoring for Rochester in the third period. Mark Jankowski notched his third of the playoffs in the final minute of regulation while Casey Fitzgerald, Lukas Rousek, JJ Peterka and Jack Quinn all recorded an assist.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (3+2) earned his fifth straight start and made 22 saves in the first two periods before Michael Houser finished the contest by stopping all seven shots.

Thu, May 19 7:00PM
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Thu, May 19

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The Rochester Americans (5-2) erased a one-goal deficit going into the third before storming back with three straight unanswered goals to defeat the Utica Comets (2-3) by a 4-2 score in the winner-take-all Game 5 of their second-round series Thursday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.

With the 3-2 series win, the Amerks will now take on the Laval Rocket in the North Division Final with Game 1 of the best-of-five series set for Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Place Bell.

The victory marks Rochester’s first second-round series win since the 2004 postseason when they swept the Hamilton Bulldogs in four games. Additionally, the club improved to 6-3 all-time on the road in series-deciding games, with the last win prior to tonight coming by way of a 4-3 victory in Game 7 at Syracuse back in 2004.

Casey Fitzgerald (1+1) and Lukas Rousek (0+2) each turned in a multi-point effort with two points apiece while Arttu Ruotsalainen, Sean Malone and Mark Jankowski each scored in the in the win. Ruotsalainen extended his extended his point streak to seven straight games to begin the postseason as he scored his league-leading eighth goal. Mark Alt, Jimmy Schuldt and Peyton Krebs all notched an assist.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (4+2) started his seventh straight contest and made 19 saves. The veteran netminder stopped 12 shots over the final 40 minutes of regulation.

Sun, May 22 7:00PM
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Sun, May 22

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JJ Peterka’s fifth goal of the playoffs late in the opening frame gave the Rochester Americans (4-3) a 1-0 lead, but the Laval Rocket (4-2) exploded for six straight unanswered goals on their way to a 6-1 win in Game 1 of the North Division Finals Sunday at Place Bell.                                                                 

The two teams, which combined for 70 shots and 42 penalty minutes, resume the best-of-five series on Monday, May 23 from Place Bell at 7:00 p.m.

Peterka provided Rochester’s lone tally from Sean Malone and Brett Murray, becoming the second Amerk to reach the 10-point mark in the postseason. The rookie forward has recorded at least one point in six of the eight playoff games while Murray (0+4) and Malone (2+3) have four and five points, respectively.

Arttu Ruotsalainen saw his AHL-best seven-game point-streak come to an end as he was held off the scoresheet despite registering two shots in the defeat.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (4+3) made his eighth straight start but was replaced by Michael Houser after he allowed four goals in the first 31 minutes of the game.

Mon, May 23 7:00PM
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Mon, May 23

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Mark Jankowski scored in the waning minutes of regulation to spoil Cayden Primeau’s shutout bid, but the Rochester Americans (5-4) were unable to erase a three-goal deficit nor generate much offensively as the Laval Rocket (5-2) took Game 2 of the North Division Finals by way of a 3-1 win Monday at Place Bell.

The Rocket now lead the best-of-five series 2-0 after taking the first two games in Laval as the series shifts to Rochester for a must-win Game 3.

Jankowski redirected his fifth goal of the playoffs from Arttu Ruotsalainen and Peyton Krebs late in the third period for Rochester’s only marker. Jankowski has three goals over his last four games and four of his last six while Ruotsalainen, who leads the AHL with 12 points (8+4), has at least one point in eight of his nine games to begin the postseason. Krebs, meanwhile, paces all AHL skaters with 10 assists.

Goaltender Aaron Dell (5+4) started his ninth straight contest, and despite making 29 saves, was dealt the loss. In six his of his nine appearances during the 2022 Playoffs, Dell has stopped at least 20 shots.

Wed, May 25 7:05PM
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Wed, May 25

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Former Amerk Jean-Sebastien Dea scored his second goal of the game 1:51 into the third overtime period as the Rochester Americans (5-5) suffered a heartbreaking 6-5 season-ending loss in Game 3 of the North Division Finals to the Laval Rocket (6-3) Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.                                                             

The Rocket earned the three-game sweep after claiming the first two games of the series on home ice earlier this week. Tonight marked the first triple overtime playoff game for Rochester since Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals against Providence on June 9, 1999 and just the third in franchise history.

The Amerks received multi-point efforts from Ethan Prow (0+2), Sean Malone (0+2) Peyton Krebs (2+0), and JJ Peterka (2+0), as well as a career-high 54-save performance by goaltender Aaron Dell.

Peterka finished the postseason by posting his sixth and seventh goals of the playoffs while Murray notched his second and third, respectively. Mark Jankowski opened the scoring with his sixth just 1:04 into the contest. Peyton Krebs and Osarki Laaksonen each added an assist.