Archives for December 2012

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks averse to run-and-gun play style (Rochester D&C)

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ blue-liners learning as they go (Buffalo News)
Rochester Amerks fall behind early in loss to Senators (Rochester D&C)
Richardson pleased with Binghamton Senators’ solid start (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)
Amerks see three-game home win streak halted in 2-1 loss to B-Sens (
B-Sens top Amerks, 2-1 (

Hodgson puts on crowd-pleasing show in Amerks win

‘“I kept in good shape,” said Hodgson, who skated with a long list of people that ranged from Sabres skating consultant Dawn Braid to the Amerks’ defensemen to the coaching staffs of Rochester and Buffalo. “I’ve probably been on the ice more than I would have if I’d have kept playing, but I feel comfortable out there and things are clicking.”’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Hodgson puts on crowd-pleasing show in Amerks win (Buffalo News)
Winger Flynn makes most of opportunity (Buffalo News)
Rochester Amerks top Lake Erie Monsters in Buffalo (Rochester D&C)
Amerks’ Brennan making strong case to stick with Sabres if NHL season starts (Olean Times Herald)
Amerks Draw Sellout At FnC, Defeat Lake Erie 4-1 (WGR-AM)
Hockey is back in Buffalo for the night (WIVB-TV)
Amerks top Monsters in front of record-setting crowd at First Niagara Center in Buffalo (
Monsters Can’t Stop Amerks Offense (

Sabres prospect Brennan staying on point for Amerks

‘“Things have just been going my way, I guess, so far. The main thing is just to keep working hard and realize where my success has been coming from.”’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Sabres prospect Brennan staying on point for Amerks (Buffalo News)
Buffalo game offers peek at top goal for Rochester Amerks (Rochester D&C)
Amerks not expecting another crazy affair (Olean Times Herald)
Amerks at First Niagara Center: 5 (or so) Things To Watch For (WGR-AM)

Pominville nets winner in Spengler Cup opener

‘The Buffalo Sabres’ captain scored in overtime for Adler Mannheim, leading the German team to a 2-1 win in their opener in Davos, Switzerland. Boston’s Tyler Seguin scored for Canada, which also features NHLers John Tavares, Jason Spezza and Ryan Smyth. The Spengler Cup is an annual six-team tournament that began in 1923.’

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks rally for OT win over Lake Erie (Rochester D&C)
Photo gallery (Rochester D&C)
Lake Erie Monsters lose to Rochester in overtime, 7-6 (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Brennan’s monster five-point night powers Amerks to 7-6 OT win over Lake Erie (
Offensive onslaught ends in overtime loss for Monsters (

Sabres fans keep faith and tickets

‘The Sabres have 15,400 season ticket-holders and more than 3,000 others on a waiting list for tickets known as the Blue & Gold Club. Even though the lockout has stretched past 100 days and wiped out more than half of the 2012-13 season, the team reports just 15 accounts have canceled – accounting for fewer than 50 tickets.’

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks players prize championship belt (Rochester D&C)

Sabres prospect is captain of World Juniors team

‘Buffalo Sabres prospect Jake McCabe has been named the captain of the United States team that will be playing in the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia, starting later this week.’

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks fall in Binghamton (Rochester D&C)
Strong start powers B-Sens (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)
Amerks head into holiday break with 5-1 loss to B-Sens (
B-Sens rebound against Amerks, 5-1 (

NHL lockout takes toll on charities

‘The foundation’s main fundraisers require hockey. The charity makes money from game-worn jerseys, ticket auctions, road trip parties and in-game raffles, among other things. With hockey gone, so are the fundraisers.’

Sabres’ Ott believes new CBA needed ‘in next 10 days’ to save season

‘“We’ve been waiting for that to happen for the last five months,” Ott said. “That’s how that script has been running, and that’s what’s the most frustrating part about the script, because now it’s crunch time and now we can kind of, I guess you could say, expect kind of a good offer coming at us to hopefully save the season. “If not, I mean, it’s ridiculous. I mean, at this point it’s completely ridiculous.”’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks top Binghamton Senators in shootout (Rochester D&C)
BSens’ magic runs out against Rochester Americans (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)
Amerks Best Senators Behind Sundher’s First Goal (WGR-AM)
Amerks top B-Sens in high-scoring affair (
B-Sens fall to aAmerks in Shootout, 6-5 (