Archives for May 2005

All in the Name

'Bandits perennial scoring leader John Tavares is arguably the best lacrosse player in history, notching 1051 points (517G, 534A) in 163 games, while his nephew of the same name – one of the Bandits ball boys – recently became the first underage player to be granted “exceptional” status by the Ontario Hockey League.'

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ Roy is grinding again (Rochester D&C)

Carlyle expects Moose to fight back (Winnipeg Free Press)

Unsung Gaustad makes Amerks tough around the edges (Winnipeg Free Press)

Gaustad Guides Grinders (

Amerks, Fans Look Ahead to Game 2 (WROC-TV)

Amerks to give fans another ‘Rally’ Friday (

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks pass test of character (Buffalo News)

Another Amerks comeback (Rochester D&C)

Amerks find out Flaherty can be solved (Rochester D&C)

High-scoring Vanek hurt in practice, misses opener (Rochester D&C)

Amerks tip Moose (Winnipeg Sun)

Goal sparks Rochester (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose mistakes costly (Winnipeg Free Press)

Only fright is among Amerks’ foes (Winnipeg Free Press)

Another Rally, Another Win (

Amerks Remain Unbeaten in Calder Cup Playoffs (WGRZ-TV)

Rochester 4, Manitoba 2 (AP)

Amerks rally again, win Game One 4-2 (

Amerks come back in third to top Moose (

Amerks Win a Thriller, 4-2 (

Box Score (USA Today)

Amerks Sign Sabres Prospect MacArthur

'This season, the 20 year old was second on Medicine Hat with 74 points (30+44) in 58 games. In the postseason, the Tigers’ alternate captain led the team in scoring with 11 points (3+8) in 13 games. Medicine Hat lost in six games to the Prince Albert Raiders in the Eastern Conference Semifinal. The Tigers were the 2004 WHL Champions.'

Sabre Legends: Derek Plante

'Plante left the NHL with 95 career goals and 245 career points in 438 games. The former college standout had a nice career when he learned to compensate for his lack of size and strength, but ultimately his physical shortcomings cost him an NHL job.'

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks want to get ahead (Buffalo News)

Bad start helps Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Impressed, not scared (Winnipeg Sun)

Amerks have secret squirrel (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose vs. Americans, head-to-head (Winnipeg Sun)

Change is good for Goren (Winnipeg Sun)

Signings made Moose (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose brace for stiffest test yet (Winnipeg Free Press)

Amerks puckstopper refuses to play duelling goalies (Winnipeg Free Press)

Rochester flips switch for playoff competition (Winnipeg Free Press)

Manitoba Moose still on the loose (Toronto Globe and Mail)

The Flaherty Factor (

Amerks and Manitoba Series Breakdown (

Four former Amerks at World Championships (

Game 1 and 2 of North Division Final Televised (

Ted Nolan Returns: But Was He a Victim?

'Just once, I’d love to hear Nolan accept at least part of the blame for his long absence from the NHL. So far, I’ve missed that admission.'

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Long-awaited potential of Novotny has arrived (Rochester D&C)

Up against the best (Winnipeg Sun)

Young blue-liner plays big role (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose in 7-game nail-biter (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose earn high marks for first-round domination (Winnipeg Free Press)

Heerema hitting stride (Winnipeg Free Press)

Rested and Healthy (

Amerks sign Sabres’ draft pick Clarke MacArthur (

Moose off to North Division Final (

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Forward has a ball playing in off-season (Winnipeg Sun)

Round 1 win sweet, but Moose back to business (Winnipeg Free Press)

Nolan returns after eight years in exile

'"The thing I remember (most) about Teddy is the effect he had on other people," former Sabres captain Michael Peca said. "He was able to get the most out of him because he was honest. People said they loved watching us because we were the hardest-working team in the league. Ted Nolan epitomized that."'

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Flaherty could be big obstacle as Rochester faces Manitoba (Rochester D&C)

Bring on the Americans (Winnipeg Sun)

Calm, cool, collected (Winnipeg Sun)

Moose catch a break before facing Amerks (Winnipeg Free Press)

Moose brass doing good job: Canucks GM (Winnipeg Free Press)

Moose to play Amerks in second round (

Amerks to Play Moose in Division Finals (