Archives for November 2012

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Late goals seal Rochester Amerks’ win over Syracuse Crunch (Rochester D&C)
Syracuse Crunch feeling squeezed on home rink in 5-2 loss to Rochester (Syracuse Post Standard)
Amerks score three times in third to defeat Syracuse, 5-2 (
Crunch win streak snapped by Rochester in 5-2 loss (

Jeanneret hits Hall of Fame mountaintop

‘“I was going to wait for my career to be over before I allowed my name to be nominated for any of the halls. Once I sat down and talked to [Gilbert] and we talked about my mother, I thought that maybe we should do this while she’s still around and she can appreciate it, even though I knew and had a pretty good idea that once I accepted one there would be others. I’m running out of them now anyways.”’

Sabres Jeanneret about to receive the ultimate honor

‘On Monday, he and his family will travel to Toronto as the Hockey Hall of Fame will present him with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks lose, but Luke Adam impresses (Rochester D&C)
Phantoms are 2-1 winners in Rochester (Glen Falls Post Star)
In Amerks’ Loss, Adam Proves He Belongs At Center (WGR-AM)
Amerks come up short in 2-1 loss to Adirondack (
Heeter’s Turn to Dazzle (

NHL talks go to fourth straight day

‘The union made two offers to the league Wednesday night, according to the Canadian Press, and the NHL responded Thursday. It’s expected the players will answer back today.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks give Brian Flynn bigger role (Rochester D&C)
Schofield, Tarnasky & Roy doing a little bit of everything (

Sabres C Hodgson breaks hand in minors

‘Rochester coach Ron Rolston says Hodgson will miss at least a few weeks before having his injury evaluated.’

Sabres’ Vanek happy with short Austrian stint

‘“I knew it was going to be a big deal, but not as big (as it was),” Vanek said about playing professionally at home for the first time. “So I was surprised about that in a positive way. I think hockey boomed in the last five weeks. Every rink was packed. Newspapers were full, and people were talking about hockey, which is the most exciting part of it. Hopefully, things like that (continue) for the future.”’

Revenue sharing, buyouts among topics

‘Revenue sharing among teams was reportedly a main topic of discussion. The union’s previous proposals have urged the NHL to boost cash flow from money-making teams to struggling organizations. Though the league’s most recent offer increased revenue sharing to $200 million annually, the total was still well short of the players’ goal.’

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ upcoming weekend features back-to-back games versus intrastate rivals (

Players taking wait-and-see approach to new NHL labor talks

‘“That’s usually the way it goes,” Buffalo Sabres captain Jason Pominville said Monday about the increased optimism. “Every time there’s something new that comes up everybody’s a little optimistic and hopeful. I think we got to stay even-keeled. We can’t be too excited about it and think that it’s going to be done right away.”‘

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ Brennan Shooting His Way Up The Depth Chart (WGR-AM)

Vanek’s back, hopes NHL returns, too

‘“It was a once in a lifetime experience and I will never forget this month,” Vanek wrote on his Website, “Now it’s cross your fingers so we have NHL hockey back soon!”’

Sabres Vanek returning home after stint in Austria

‘In an entry Vanek posted on his website Monday, the player wrote he’s on his way back to Buffalo now that Graz is entering a break in its schedule. He had five goals and 10 assists for the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga team.’

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks lose to Hamilton Bulldogs (Rochester D&C)
Bulldogs battle back to beat Americans, 4-3 (Hamilton Spectator)
Hamilton Bulldogs score 4 goals in third period to beat Rochester Americans 4-3 (CP)
Amerks fall to Hamilton, to close out home-and-home series (
Bulldogs complete comeback with 4-3 victory (