Archives for April 2005

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

List of best rookies starts with Vanek (Rochester D&C)

Amerks battle Moose in North Division Final (

Bring on the Americans! (

Amerks Playoff Update (

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks await opponent for North Division Final (

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

First-round sweep gives Amerks time to refocus (Rochester D&C)

Rochester rests as Moose, Leafs battle (Winnipeg Sun)

Amerks Playoff tickets on Sale for Round Two (

Sabre Legends: Dave Hannon

‘It worked out really well for all involved as Hannan spent parts of five seasons with the Sabres as a key defensive forward and sound penalty killer. He only played one full season while with the Sabres, as injuries and coach’s decisions limited his playing time at times, but he was a nice contributor in a very quiet and unheralded way.’

Miller builds toughness

‘Where he will be doing it next year, of course, is an arresting question. Biron didn’t play this year and his contract is up. Noronen played well back home in Finland. Miller not only delivered his best season in the best hockey league going, he got a year of new rules — including fat blue lines and puckhandling restrictions –under his belt. “Ryan has evolved,” Cunneyworth said, “and I don’t see him backsliding.”‘

On track to the NHL

'In a year's time, assuming the NHL lockout ends, Buffalo Sabres fans will know all about Gaustad (GOSS-stad). The 23-year-old former Winter Hawk has developed into one of the most feared forwards in the American Hockey League.'

Nolan takes over Wildcats

Ted Nolan is finally stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight.’

Nolan handed Wildcats' reins

'"Ted Nolan is here today because I want to bring a winner to Moncton and Ted Nolan is a winner."'

Former Jack Adams Trophy winner Nolan hired as head coach of Moncton Wildcats

‘”You learn from the past and the only thing I have to say now is I’m back,” Nolan said. “I’m excited, probably more excited than I was when I first started coaching.”‘

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Exciting clincher for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Amerks earn some rest after finishing sweep of Hamilton (Rochester D&C)

Miller builds toughness (Toronto Sun)

On track to the NHL (Portland Oregonian)

Amerks Sweep Bulldogs (

Roy scores two as Americans eliminate Bulldogs from AHL playoffs with 5-4 win (CP)

Amerks Sweep Into Round Two (WGR-AM)

Amerks win 5-4 to sweep Bulldogs (

Bulldogs 4 Rochester 5 (

Amerks Earn Some Time Off (

Ruff and Ray to Visit Children's Hospital Tomorrow

'The Sabres trip is part of a League-wide 2005 Hockey Fights Cancer initiative aligned with CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation and Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada, partner organizations devoted to treating and curing pediatric cancer. "Reach the Day" wristbands were created by CureSearch to provide a symbol of hope to children and their families and to share the dream that a cure for childhood cancer is within reach.'

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks wary of tempting fate (Rochester D&C)

Amerks can close out series Tuesday (

Adelphia to Pay $700M to Resolve Probe

'Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp., the two largest cable TV companies in the country, announced last week that they had reached an agreement to buy Adelphia's assets, a deal valued at $17.6 billion in cash and stock.'

Adelphia settles accounting fraud, to pay $715 mln

'The agreements call for the Rigas family assets to be turned over to Adelphia, which will then pay $715 million in cash and stock to a fund designed to help investors who lost billions of dollars when the company collapsed in 2002. To avoid criminal prosecution, Adelphia also agreed to continue helping the Justice Department with its investigations.'

Adelphia to Settle Fraud Case for About $715 Million

'Under the agreement, Adelphia founder John Rigas and son Timothy, along with other members of their family, will forfeit ownership of more than 95 percent of the family's assets, including most their cable television systems, real estate worth about $10 million and about $567 million in Adelphia securities.'