Archives for March 2005

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Sabres offer Amerks a ‘blues’ experience (Rochester D&C)

Cullen passes a pair of tests in recovery (Rochester D&C)

Buffalo Sabres install blue ice (

RTS shuttle to carry Amerks fans to games in Buffalo (

Hockey's blue wave

'The ice will be painted blue. That, of course, leads to another question. What color will the two blue lines be? Orange. And the center red line? Blue. To recap, the Amerks will skate on blue ice, with orange lines determining offsides calls and a center-ice blue line.'

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ streak comes to end (Rochester D&C)

Binghamton wants to keep its records (Rochester D&C)

Rory’s a ‘whole new man’ and the Fitzpatrick clan is loving it (Rochester D&C)

B-Sens cool Amerks (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Record Home Streak Ends (

Binghamton 4, Rochester 3 OT (AP)

Senators end Amerks’ streak at 17 (

Amerks Streak Ends at 17 (

Prospect Highlight: Drew Stafford

'What made him a standout player in the scouting department’s eyes?

JB: It was the package of his size, strength and skills that caught our attention. We drafted Thomas Vanek a couple of years ago and he possesses good size and strength, but has a great finishing touch. We are hoping that Drew will come in around that same level. We would like to see him become a player that can score good numbers consistently.'

Locked-out Sabres join Foreign Legion

'"It's not the NHL, but we're enjoying ourselves," Briere said from his apartment in Switzerland. "It's not where we want to be. But there's no hockey back home, and we need to play some games. I think it would be really hard if we didn't play hockey for a year and a half. That's why I wanted to find a place to play."'

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

McMorrow isn’t just a tough guy (Rochester D&C)

Amerks play four games in five nights (

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Closing in on history (

Amerks goalies in perfect harmony (

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Vanek breakaway goal in OT wins for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Downslide continues (Winnipeg Sun)

Rochester Keeps Rolling (

Thomas Vanek scores overtime winner as Americans beat Moose 5-4 (CP)

Amerks rally to beat Manitoba in OT (

Rhinos night with the Amerks (

Vanek scores in overtime to lift Americans over Moose (

Hasek plays the hero in visit

'"He's going to be viewed as the best athlete who ever played in this community," said Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn. "He put this franchise on his shoulders."'

Hasek will retire if deal not reached by summer

'He was in Buffalo on Saturday to attend to his charitable foundation, Hasek's Heroes, that provides underprivileged kids a chance to play hockey.'

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Gaustad propels sloppy Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Moose come up short (Winnipeg Sun)

AHL benefits from NHL lockout (Winnipeg Sun)

Amerks Win Seventh Straight (

Rochester 5, Manitoba 4 (AP)

Gaustad scores twice, including winner, as Americans nip Moose 5-4 (CP)

Amerks beat Manitoba to win seventh straight (

Moose fall short in comeback (

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

A wobbly win for the Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Gionta considering his options (Rochester D&C)

9th Straight loss for Runners (Edmonton Sun)

17th in a Shootout (

Rochester 2, Edmonton 1 (AP)

Amerks win 17th straight at home (

Sabre Legends: Andre Savard

'He was Guy Lafleur's center on the 1971 Memorial Cup winning team. Andre was Boston Bruins 1st round draft choice (6th overall) in the 1973 NHL Entry draft. It's possible that he might have gone earlier in the draft, but two knee operations in his final junior season scared off some clubs.'

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks keep egos under wraps (Rochester D&C)

Swedish prosecutor reopens sex investigation against two Panthers

'A special prosecutor said Thursday she will reopen an investigation involving two Florida Panthers and another Swedish NHL player, saying they may have sexually exploited a 22-year-old woman in their hotel room last month. None of the players have been charged with any crime. Panthers Kristian Huselius, 26, and Andreas Lilja, 27, and Henrik Tallinder, 26, of the Buffalo Sabres, admitted having sex with the woman at their hotel in the week leading up to the Sweden Hockey Games, but denied her claims that it wasn't consensual. The three were playing in Europe because of the NHL lockout.'