Power play for Sheppard

'As his hockey career started to take off, Ray Sheppard took up golf during the offseason to become ''one of the guys'' with his Buffalo Sabres teammates. During the years, Sheppard got pretty good. Good enough that he now is one step away from playing in the 105th U.S. Open at Pinehurst.'

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

It’s all over for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Moose KO Amerks (Winnipeg Sun)

Fans burning with Moose fever (Winnipeg Sun)

Playoff party has new rink rocking (Winnipeg Sun)

Green good as gold (Winnipeg Sun)

Canucks coach sees bright future (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose roar past Amerks (Winnipeg Free Press)

Manitoba fans catch playoff fever (Winnipeg Free Press)

Moose’s brilliant netminder (Winnipeg Free Press)

Amerks Season Ends (RNews.com)

Amerks Season Ends in Manitoba (WROC-TV)

Manitoba 5, Rochester 2 (AP)

Moose move on (CP)

Amerks’ season comes to an end in Manitoba (Amerks.com)

North Division Champions! (MooseHockey.com)

Moose sign Marc-Andre Bernier to ATO (MooseHockey.com)

Box Score (USA Today)

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Familiar predicament for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Looking for knockout (Winnipeg Sun)

Home ice magic for Moose? (Winnipeg Sun)

Consistent Moose can get it done (Winnipeg Sun)

Pecker looks good to go (Winnipeg Sun)

MOOOOOOOOSE MANIA! (Winnipeg Free Press)

Team unity theme works for Moose (Winnipeg Free Press)

Cunneyworth gives reeling Amerks a break (Winnipeg Free Press)

Manitoba’s Mr. May also stars as Mr. Clutch (Winnipeg Free Press)

Thorburn’s Season Ends (RNews.com)

Amerks trying to repeat history, facing 3-1 deficit (Amerks.com)

Amerks’ forward Chris Thorburn out with a broken jaw (Amerks.com)

Upper Bowl open for Game 5 of Moose, Amerks (MooseHockey.com)

Sabres 2000 draft evaluation

'In the four seasons following his selection by the Sabres, Artem Kriukov seemed destined to be the answer to the question, “What player was the all-time worst first round selection by the Sabres?” Kriukov may yet be the answer to that question, but he seemed to make progress this past season.'

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ season on the brink of ending early (Rochester D&C)

Moose in command (Winnipeg Sun)

Goalie given his due (Winnipeg Sun)

City’s recaptured old hockey buzz (Winnipeg Sun)

Mr. May rides to rescue (Winnipeg Free Press)

First goal huge — final one enormous (Winnipeg Free Press)

Wounded Amerks vow to rally (Winnipeg Free Press)

Backed to the Wall (RNews.com)

Amerks on the Brink After Game Four Loss (WROC-TV)

Manitoba 2, Rochester 1 (AP)

Roy’s third-period goal earns Moose 2-1 playoff win over Americans (CP)

Amerks lose 2-1 in Game 4 (Amerks.com)

Jimmy Roy powers Moose to 3-1 series lead (MooseHockey.com)

Box Score (USA Today)

New Kid on the Ice

'“You make a lot of good friends and get to know people around the town,” stated MacArthur, who looked like a kid in a candy store in Rochester’s locker room. “(Medicine Hat) was a great hockey town and we sellout almost every game. It’s too bad but everyone has to move on and this is what I’m hoping to do. I’m just happy to come up (to Rochester) and get a taste of it.”'

Paying the price

'"Everyone thinks we're all millionaires, but I'm far from a millionaire," Boulton said. "I've played four years in the league, and I've saved enough to start a future after hockey. But I'm not swimming in it. Two years before I was playing in the NHL I was making $14,000 in the East Coast Hockey League."'

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks focus on rebound (Rochester D&C)

Moose turn tables (Winnipeg Sun)

Amerks coach hopes for balanced game from refs (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose still on high alert (Winnipeg Free Press)

Sarno takes joy in dishing the disc (Winnipeg Free Press)

Mates bail Burrows out of major predicament (Winnipeg Free Press)

Amerks’ Roy finds the net (Winnipeg Free Press)

Nathaniel’s Pub to host Playoff Party Wednesday (Amerks.com)

Vanek completing prolific pro rookie season

'His future should only get better. Had it not been for the NHL labor dispute that wiped out this season, it's very likely Vanek would've already made his Sabres debut. ''He definitely would've been up there by Christmastime,'' said Americans captain Chris Taylor. ''I think he can score 30-to-40 goals in the NHL. I have no problems saying that at all.'''

Mac gets back in the saddle

'The Tigers star has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Buffalo Sabres top farm club. He joined the team for the start of their series American Hockey League playoff series against the Manitoba Moose.'

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks lose to Manitoba (Rochester D&C)

Moose battle back (Winnipeg Sun)

Amerks might have met match in no-quit Moose (Winnipeg Sun)

Power play comes to life (Winnipeg Sun)

Rookie sniper boosts Amerks (Winnipeg Sun)

OT winner a real blast! (Winnipeg Free Press)

Maybe it’s cold outside, but it’s sure hot in here (Winnipeg Free Press)

Turnabout’s fair play — now Amerks blow a lead (Winnipeg Free Press)

Amerks Fall in Overtime (RNews.com)

Amerks Drop Game 3 in OT (WROC-TV)

Manitoba 5, Rochester 4, OT (AP)

Heerema scores winner in overtime as Moose rally to beat Americans 5-4 (CP)

Moose beat Amerks 5-4 OT, lead series 2-1 (Amerks.com)

Heerema the hero as Moose win in overtime (MooseHockey.com)

Moose Win Game 3 (SabresFans.com)

Box Score (USA Today)

Prospect Highlight: Michael Funk

'He needs to work on increasing his strength. He’s six-foot four-inches and 194 lbs now, but he needs to fill out and mature in that department. We’re hoping that if he continues to workout, lift weights and watch his diet, he’ll be able to play at around 210-215 lbs.'

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks need to repeat solid three-period game (Rochester D&C)

Not saying anything (Winnipeg Sun)

D-man lovin’ life in playoffs (Winnipeg Sun)

Huskins’ play big plus for Moose (Winnipeg Free Press)

Carlyle stresses series now only best-of-five affair (Winnipeg Free Press)

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Moose choose the latter (Winnipeg Sun)

Honouring hockey mom (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose give Amerks all they can handle (Winnipeg Free Press)

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

No heroics this time for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Steady Flaherty stifles Amerks in goal (Rochester D&C)

Moose earn split (Winnipeg Sun)

Now a shot at Calder (Winnipeg Sun)

Manitoba hockey’s place to be (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose, Americans all tied up (Winnipeg Free Press)

Flaherty zeroes in on Rochester shooters (Winnipeg Free Press)

Moose Even Series (RNews.com)

Manitoba 1, Rochester 0 (AP)

Amerks lose Game Two 1-0 to the Moose (Amerks.com)

Amerks road playoff games to be televised live on time Warner Cable (Amerks.com)

Flaherty blanks Amerks (MooseHockey.com)

Amerks Drop Game 2 to Manitoba (SabresFans.com)

Box Score (USA Today)