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10/30 Recap: Cornel contributes; duo keys MODO

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 10/30/2014

In the OHL, Eric Cornel (+3) notched a season-high three assists Thursday as Peterborough rode a hat trick from undrafted Greg Betzold to a 4-1 victory over Mississauga. The second-star effort, which was perhaps Cornel's best all-around performance of the young season, elevates the crafty forward to a point-per-game pace with 12 (4+8) in as many games. The Petes next tangle with Barrie on Sunday.

In SHL action, Linus Ullmark made 31 saves and Victor Olofsson scored the game-winning goal in the shootout as MODO got past Orebro HK 4-3. Ullmark now has wins in three of his last four starts to improve to 4-5 with a 3.99 GAA and .873 save%. Olofsson picked up his team-leading sixth goal while logging over 10 minutes of work for the eighth time in the last 10 games.


Gustav Possler played just 4:48 in the victory after leaving the game with an apparent shoulder injury from a first-period hit. Despite the early departure, Possler could still play in Saturday's meeting with HV 71 per MODO's medical staff.

Elsewhere, Jonas Johansson served as backup to Bernhard Starkbaum in Brynas' 7-4 loss to Djurgardens. The 19-year old goalkeeper will look for his first SHL start of the season Saturday when Brynas takes on Vaxjo.
10/30/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

10/28 Recap: Multi-point night for Olofsson

Written By Kris Baker on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 10/28/2014

Victor Olofsson notched a two assists and career-high 14:51 time on ice Tuesday as MODO was defeated 7-3 by one of the SHL’s top clubs, Skelleftea AIK. The helpers elevate Olofsson to nine points (5+4) through 16 games for a share of the team’s scoring lead. The multi-point effort was the first of his SHL career.

Linus Ullmark allowed seven goals on 36 shots for MODO to move to 3-5 through his first nine starts. The team continues to struggle defensively in front of the reigning Honken Trophy winner and the results have not been pretty. Top line winger Gustav Possler (15:51, SOG) saw his two-game point streak snapped in the loss.

MODO returns to action Thursday versus Orebro.


Elsewhere in the SHL, goaltender Jonas Johansson returned to Brynas’ top club roster in the role as backup in a 3-2 loss to Leksands. Johansson made his first starts of the year for Brynas’ J20 squad, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.02 GAA and .889 save%. Brynas takes on Djurgardens on Thursday.
10/28/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

10/26 Recap: Bailey bags winner; Willman debuts

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 10/26/2014

Justin Bailey scored the game-winning goal Sunday as Kitchener capped the three-game weekend with a 6-2 victory over Ottawa. The big winger entered the zone, galloped into space and snapped a shot glove side at 10:13 of the middle frame to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.


The goal, Bailey's ninth of the year, gives him 16 points through his first dozen games. Travis Konecny ('15) scored off a laser-beam shot and added an assist for the 67's, while fellow draft eligible Dante Salituro connected for his 12th marker in as many games. Kitchener is back in action Saturday at Owen Sound.

In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek notched an assist and four shots on goal as Gatineau skated to a 6-4 triumph over Sherbrooke. Karabacek has four goals and 12 points for the Olympiques, who return to work Saturday at Rouyn-Noranda.

In ECHL action. Justin Kea supplied two shots on goal as Elmira got past Reading 3-1. The Jackals next host Brampton for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday.

Elsewhere, Max Willman scored an empty-net goal as Brown opened the year with a 3-1 exhibition win at Dartmouth. The freshman skated at the left wing spot on Brown's second line. The games start counting on Friday when the Bears visit Army.

In Swedish junior action, Jonas Johansson made 25 saves in his second rehabilitation tune-up as Brynas lost to Djurgardens 7-4. Johansson allowed six goals as in the loss to inflate his gloals against average to 4.02 while lowering his save percentage to .889 through two J20 starts. Brynas faces Vasteras on Saturday.



10/26/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

10/25 Recap: Freshmen star for Irish

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 10/25/2014

The 2013-14 season was an excellent one for NCAA freshmen in the Sabres' system. If the early returns from South Bend are any indication, the 2014-15 campaign may prove just as fruitful.

Freshman pivot Connor Hurley scored his first-ever NCAA goal Saturday and added a pair of assists, and fellow rookie Cal Petersen made 23 saves for his first collegiate shutout as Notre Dame earned the weekend sweep with a 7-0 victory over Niagara. Hurley has recorded points in three straight contests for a total of six (1+5) through five collegiate appearances. Petersen improves to 2-1 with a 1.34 GAA and .950 save% in his first semester of duty. Notre Dame remains at home next weekend to open the Hockey East schedule versus Vermont.



Elsewhere in the college ranks, Judd Peterson assisted on the game-winning goal at 8:18 of the third period as No. 9 St. Cloud State earned the weekend split with a 3-2 victory at No. 2 Union. The helper was Peterson's first collegiate point. Sabres development camper Andrew Prochno scored a goal for the Huskies. The defending NCAA champs, Union was previously unbeaten in their last 22 games dating back to last season. Next up for Peterson's Huskies is a home-and-home series with the top-ranked Gophers.

Hudson Fasching (SOG) saw his three-game goal streak snapped as No. 1 Minnesota closed out Bemidji State 5-3. Christian Isackson finished with an even rating for the Gophers, who move on to face former WCHA rival St. Cloud State on Friday.

J.T. Compher (-2, 2 SOG) was unable to get on the score sheet as No. 14 Michigan was defeated by No. 11 Boston University 3-2. The sophomore winger has collected three assists through his first five games. Zach Werenski ('15) collected a goal and an assist for the Wolverines, while fellow 2015 draft horse Jack Eichel scored the game-tying goal in the third period to give him a team-best six points (3+3) in his first three NCAA contests. Michigan visits Michigan Tech next weekend.

Anthony Florentino registered a power play assist as No. 5 Providence battled to a 2-2 tie at No. 3 North Dakota. The helper, which came during a five-on-three advantage, gives the sophomore rearguard three assists in the Friars' four games. Defenseman Mark Adams punched one shot on goal while skating on the Friars' middle pair. Providence kicks off the Hockey East schedule next weekend with a home-and-home series with Boston University.

In OHL action, Nick Baptiste (-3) was unable to get going as Sudbury was thrashed by Erie 8-1. Stud 2015 draft prospects Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome each posted a goal and three assists for the Otters. McDavid has gotten on the score sheet in all 12 of the Otters' games en route to posting a league-high 34 points (11+23). Strome's big night leaves him with 10 goals and 31 points through the dozen games. Sudbury will see more highly rated 2015 draft prospects on Friday when they face Nikita Korostelev, Pavel Zacha and the Sarnia Sting on Friday.

Justin Bailey (-2) earned one assist as Kitchener got past Plymouth 5-3. Sonny Milano (CBJ) scored a goal and two assists for the Whalers to give him six points through his first two OHL games. The Rangers host Ottawa on Sunday.

Eric Cornel logged a minus-two rating as Peterborough was doubled by Sault Ste. Marie 4-2. Blake Speers ('15) had two assists for the Hounds to earn the game's number one star. The Petes return to work Thursday when they host Mississauga.

In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek (-1) recorded one shot on goal as Gatineau lost in a shootout 4-3 to Shawinigan. Karabacek did score in his shootout attempt, but it was the only goal the Olympiques could muster while the Cataractes connected on two of their five chances. Gatineau closes the weekend with a Sunday meeting with Sherbrooke.

In the USHL, Christopher Brown (-2) produced four shots on goal as Green Bay lost at Muskegon 4-2. The Gamblers are off until a Friday visit to Bloomington.

In the ECHL, Justin Kea fired blanks as Elmira was dropped by Reading 5-1. The clubs complete the three-game stand Sunday in Reading.

In the WHL, Brycen Martin skated to an even rating as Swift Current edged Regina 2-1. The Broncos will be off until Friday when they travel to Calgary.

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In case you missed it, Johan Larsson recorded a goal and two assists in the Amerks' loss at Adirondack.

Continuing the Swedish flavor...the day's early games saw Gustav Possler score in MODO's OT loss and Jonas Johansson look superb in his first action with Brynas J20.

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Brendan Lemieux (suspension) did not play Saturday in Barrie's 4-3 loss to North Bay. Lemieux was ejected for a match penalty in Friday's win over Kingston, earning an indefinite suspension until a review takes place.
10/25/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

Larsson three-pointer not enough for Amerks

In Saturday AHL action, Johan Larsson notched a goal and two assists as Rochester saw their three-game winning streak halted with a 7-3 loss at Adirondack. Larsson has recorded multiple points in three of the Amerks' six games for a total of eight (3+5) on the year. Luke Adam and Tim Schaller picked up pairs of assists in the loss.

Nathan Lieuwen reclaimed the net following a solid Friday performance from Andrey Makarov, stopping 18 of 23 shots before being relieved by the Russian midway through the middle frame. Makarov stopped 16 of 18 shots the rest of the way.

Garnet Hathaway parked at the doorstep and tipped a Ryan Culkin shot past Lieuwen at 18:20 of the opening period to give the Flames the 1-0 lead at the first intermission.

The Amerks would get on the board when Larsson finished off a nice passing play at 4:14 of the middle period for his third goal of the year. Schaller earned the primary assist to give him points in three straight games. Adam snapped a two-game funk with the secondary helper.



The game would be tied for less than minute, though, as Mathieu Tousignant capitalized on a Mark Pysyk giveaway right in front of Lieuwen to put the Flames ahead 2-1.


Adirondack took control from there, swarming to three goals from Byyce Van Brabant, Tyler Wotherspoon and Michael Ferland in the next six minutes to chase Lieuwen from the cage.

Chad Ruhwedel would get one back for the Amerks at 12:18. Larsson and Adam picked up assists on the power play tally for their second points of the night.

The Flames extended the lead with third-period goals from Yale product Kenny Agostino and Culkin before Zac Dalpe connected for his second of the year at 8:16 to make it a 7-3 final. Schaller and Larsson were credited with the helpers.



Before the final horn, Jerome Leduc dropped the gloves with Turner Elson for the game's only tilt.



The Amerks return to the ice Wednesday when they face Hamilton at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.
10/25/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

SWE: Possler strikes; Johansson returns

In Saturday SHL action, Gustav Possler scored his third goal of the season on the power play to force overtime but MODO was defeated by Frolunda 4-3.

Midway through the third period, Janos Hari put a puck right on Possler's stick for the deflection goal. The marker gives Possler three points in his last two games for a total of eight (3+5) on the year.



MODO winger Victor Olofsson remained in his guarded offensive role for the Saturday contest, finishing with one shot attempt in 8:32 of work. Goaltender Linus Ullmark served as backup after earning victories in his previous two starts.

In the J20 ranks, Jonas Johansson made 39 saves in his first action of the year as Brynas downed AIK 4-2. Johansson, who allowed one of the goal to top 2016 prospect Alexander Nylander, has been battling an infection for the past month and a half, but seems set to regain his spot on the top club roster following an superb showing in his victorious tune-up.
10/25/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

10/24 Recap: Baptiste back; Fasching cashes

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, October 24, 2014 | 10/24/2014

Nick Baptiste made an impact in his return to the Sudbury lineup Friday with two late goals as the Wolves fell to Peterborough 6-4. The speedy winger missed the Wolves' first 11 games while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained during preseason action. Eric Cornel amassed two assists and his third career fighting major for the Petes to give him nine points (4+5) at the 10-game mark. Both teams are back in action Saturday with the Wolves hosting Erie and the Petes visiting Sault Ste. Marie.

Elsewhere in the OHL, Brendan Lemieux was tossed from the game late in the second period after being assessed a match penalty in Barrie's 5-4 victory over Kingston. The play started with Lemieux finishing a hit on 2015 draft prospect Lawson Crouse along the boards. The two quickly dropped the gloves and engaged in a very spirited bout. You can't see it at first on the game feed, but apparently Lemieux bit Crouse while the two tussled on the ice. A second look at the fight later in the broadcast catches Crouse showing the linesman his hand as he got up from the ice. We'll keep an eye out for additional OHL discipline leading up to the Colts' Saturday game versus North Bay.



Justin Bailey saw his career-best nine-game point streak snapped as Kitchener was defeated by Owen Sound 4-3 in a shootout. At the 10-game mark, Bailey has collected eight goals and 14 points. Next up for the Rangers is a Saturday trip to Plymouth.

In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek picked up a goal and an assist as Gatineau lost a battle of field goals 9-6 to Halifax. The two-point outing, his fourth of the year, gives the Czech four goals and seven assists through 13 contests. The Olympiques visit Shawinigan on Saturday.

In the WHL, Brycen Martin snapped a five-game point drought with two assists as Swift Current defeated Regina 3-1. The defenseman has gathered six points (0+6) through 15 games. The clubs will wrap up the home-and-home series Saturday in Regina.

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In NCAA action, Hudson Fasching (+1, 4 SOG) scored for the third straight game as No. 1 Minnesota got past Bemidji State 5-2. Fasching, who continued to plant at the edge of the crease on the power play, got the payoff when he deflected a Mike Reilly point shot into the back of the Bemidji net at 9:18 of the third period. Senior forward Christian Isackson finished with an even rating for Minnesota. The Gophers and Beavers complete the non-conference set on Saturday.



Freshman pivot Connor Hurley (+1) earned two primary assists for the first multiple-point game of his NCAA career as Notre Dame downed Niagara 6-3. The playmaking centerman now has points in two straight games, and a total of three (0+3) through his first four collegiate contests. Goaltender Cal Petersen served as backup for the Irish, who'll go for their second consecutive series sweep on Saturday.

J.T. Compher (+1, 2 SOG) registered an assist as visiting No. 14 Michigan doubled up No. 8 UMass-Lowell 8-4. The helper gives the top-line right winger three points (0+3) through the first four games of the year. The Wolverines move on to face No. 11 Boston University and star freshman Jack Eichel on Saturday.

Anthony Florentino (-1, 2 SOG) saw his two-game point-streak snapped as No. 5 Providence lost at No. 3 North Dakota 6-1. Mark Adams (-1) produced two shots for the Friars, who remain in Grand Forks for a Saturday rematch.

Judd Peterson finished with a minus-one rating and one shot on goal No. 9 St. Cloud State dropped a 5-1 decision at No. 2 Union. The teams close out the weekend series on Saturday.

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In case you missed it, Mikhail Grigorenko and Joel Armia each had a goal an assist as Rochester defeated Adirondack 4-1. Andrey Makarov made 34 saves to get the win in his first start of the year.

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In Sweden, Linus Ullmark made 37 saves as MODO held on for a 3-2 victory over Lulea HF. Ullmark, who earned his second straight victory, held firm through 55 minutes before allowing two late goals with Lulea icing an extra attacker. The 21-year old improves to 3-4 with a 3.75 GAA and .879 save% through eight starts. Gustav Possler notched two secondary assists for MODO, while second-line forward Victor Olofsson (10:10) recorded two shots on goal. MODO gets right back to work Saturday versus Frolunda.

Christopher Brown contributed one shot on goal as Green Bay was blanked 2-0 at Muskegon. The Gamblers remain in Michigan for another meeting with the Lumberjacks on Saturday.

In the ECHL, Justin Kea scored his first professional goal as Elmira lost to Reading 6-5 in a shootout. Kea now has two points (1+1) in three coast league contests. The Jackals and Royals continue their three-game series on Saturday.
10/24/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

European trio guides Amerks to victory

Mikhail Grigorenko (1st star) scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as Rochester earned their third straight victory Friday with a 4-1 decision over Adirondack. Andrey Makarov (2nd star) made 34 saves to earn the win in his first start of the year, while Joel Armia (3rd star) produced a goal and an assist for his second multi-point game of the young season.

After a Markus Granlund power play tally put the Flames up 1-0 early, the Amerks got one back with a man advantage of their own at 12:38 when Phil Varone swatted at a rebound for his third goal of the year. A hard-working Luke Adam and Chad Ruhwedel drew assists on the play.



Grigorenko added his third goal of the year less than a minute later when he drilled an Armia pass to give the Amerks the 2-1 lead at 13:11. Mark Pysyk earned the second helper.



The teams would play a scoreless middle frame before Grigorenko returned the favor, assisting on Armia's second goal of the season in the 51st minute to make it a 3-1 Amerks advantage.



Johan Larsson put the icing on the cake with an empty-net goal with 1:46 left on the clock. Jake McCabe was credited with an assist for his first point of the season. Tim Schaller was given the other to give him points in two straight games.

Makarov was excellent all game, shaking off the early goal against to shut the door the rest of the way. He was especially sharp in the final period with the Flames applying plenty of late-game pressure.


The two squads will square off again Saturday in Glens Falls.
10/24/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

McDavid dazzles in NHL barn

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 10/23/2014

Connor McDavid posted a goal and three assists Wednesday as the Erie Otters skated to an 8-4 victory over the Niagara IceDogs at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. For those unable to attend, the highlights can be viewed below.


The 2015 draft has much intrigue with McDavid and American forward Jack Eichel jousting for position as the top eligible prospect. Eichel, of course, was named the MVP of the All-American Prospects Game at the very same arena nearly a month ago to the day.

While McDavid left a lasting impression with Buffalo fans on Wednesday, it seems proper to wait until this winter's World Junior Championship to truly gauge who is atop the draft board. USA and Canada play Wednesday, Dec. 31. It should be a fun one.
10/23/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

10/22 Recap: Schaller pots pair; Lemieux lights lamp

Tim Schaller notched a pair of goals Wednesday to earn the game's number one star and Zac Dalpe bagged the game-winner to guide Rochester to a 3-2 victory over Rockford. Joel Armia made a nice steal for an assist and registered a team-high six shots on goal, while Nathan Lieuwen made 21 saves to earn the victory. Mark Pysyk and Phil Varone added single helpers. Next up for the Amerks is a Friday tilt with Adirondack.



In the OHL, Brendan Lemieux scored his seventh goal of the year as Barrie was smoked by Owen Sound 6-1. Lemieux's marker gives him seven goals and 12 points in 10 games. He now has points in three straight contests. The Colts visit Kingston on Friday.

In WHL action, Brycen Martin played in all situations as Swift Current scored with 14 seconds left to get past Portland 5-4. The Broncos host Regina on Friday.

In Sweden, Victor Olofsson scored the game winning goal in the shootout as MODO edged Farjestads BK 3-2. Linus Ullmark made 28 saves for his second win of the season. Gustav Possler went without a point while earning 20:52 of work. MODO faces Lulea HF on Friday.

10/23/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

10/21 Recap: Bailey extends streak with pretty helper

Written By Kris Baker on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 10/21/2014

Justin Bailey picked up an assist Tuesday to extend his career-best point streak to nine games as Kitchener defeated Guelph 4-1. With Kitchener holding a 2-1 third-period lead, Bailey combined with Ryan MacInnis (ARZ) for a pretty give-and-go on the power play to give the Rangers a little breathing room. Fellow WNY product Frank Hora recorded the secondary assist on the play.


The backhand helper gives Bailey points in all nine appearances since returning from his second NHL training camp, leaving him with team highs of eight goals and 14 points heading into a three-game weekend beginning Friday's versus Owen Sound.

In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek notched an assist to snap a three-game point drought as Gatineau was defeated by Rimouski 6-4. The Czech winger has nine points (3+6) through his first dozen games. Gatineau's Yakov Trenin ('15) posted a goal and two assists to hit the 20-point barrier in his 16th game. The Olympiques host Halifax on Friday.
10/21/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

Baptiste, Lemieux tabbed for Super Series

Sudbury Wolves sniper Nick Baptiste and feisty winger Brendan Lemieux of the Barrie Colts have been selected to represent Team OHL in the 2014 SUBWAY Super Series. Team OHL will compete against the Russian National Junior Team for a pair of contests as part of the six-game series.

Returning to Team OHL after an appearance in the 2013 series, Baptiste will play in the Nov. 13 game in Peterborough. Lemieux will skate in Kingston on Nov. 17.

Baptiste has yet to play a regular season game after sustaining an upper body injury during preseason. A 45-goal scorer a season ago, Baptiste produced three points (1+2) in August at Canada’s National Junior Team summer Development Camp. The 2013 third-rounder is expected to return to Sudbury’s lineup in the next week, and could be a major trade target for contending teams prior to January’s OHL trade deadline.

Chosen 31st overall in the 2014 NHL draft, Lemieux earns a nod after a nice start to his season while skating on Barrie’s top forward line. The 18-year old has collected six goals, 11 points and 23 PIM through his first nine games. He was not invited to Canada’s summer camp.
10/21/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

10/18 Recap: Petersen backstops Irish on night of goals

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 10/18/2014

Notre Dame goaltender Cal Petersen earned his first-ever NCAA victory Saturday, stopping 27 of 28 shots as the Fighting Irish downed Lake Superior State 5-1 to sweep the weekend series. The USHL product was sharp and agile with good rebound control all game long. Fellow freshman Connor Hurley chipped a puck and then filled a lane for a screen to earn an assist on the third Notre Dame goal. The helper was Hurley's first collegiate point. Notre Dame welcomes Niagara to town next weekend for a non-conference set.

In the OHL, Brendan Lemieux snagged the game-winning goal plus an assist to help Barrie to a 7-4 triumph over Windsor. The feisty winger has six goals and 11 points through his first nine games. Lemieux will go for a third-straight multiple-point effort on Wednesday when Barrie travels to Owen Sound.



Justin Bailey produced a power play marker as Kitchener led for 58 minutes but ended with a 2-1 shootout loss at Saginaw. The third-year winger now has eight goals and 13 points in eight games since being returned from his second NHL training camp. Bailey was stopped as the first Rangers shooter to move to two-for-three on shootout attempts this season. The Rangers square off with Guelph on Tuesday.

Eric Cornel finished off a three-way passing play for an even-strength tally as Peterborough dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to Plymouth. Cornel went without a goal in his first three games this season, but has since connected for four in his last five. The Petes next host Saginaw on Thursday.

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In case you missed it, Mikhail Grigorenko scored one goal and earned the game's number one star as Rochester defeated Toronto 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. (video included)

In the day's early game. Gustav Possler snapped his month-long goal drought with his second of the year in MODO's loss to Brynas. (video included)

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NCAA: Brad Navin netted his first goal of the year as Wisconsin closed out their weekend with a 4-1 loss Northern Michigan. The Badgers get two weeks off before playing a series with former WCHA rival North Dakota beginning on Fri., November 7.

J.T. Compher (3 SOG) notched an assist as Michigan earned the weekend split with a 2-1 win over New Hampshire . The Wolverines trek to New England next weekend for games with Lowell and Boston University.

USHL: Chris Brown scored his third goal of the year as Green Bay edged Tri-City 4-3 in a shootout. Brown, who was stopped as the Gamblers' first shootout option, has five points in his first six games. Green Bay returns to action Friday at Muskegon.

WHL: Brycen Martin logged a minus-one rating as Swift Current was defeated by Moose Jaw 4-3. The Broncos host Portland on Wednesday.

ECHL: Justin Kea finished with a minus-two rating as Elmira was dumped by Kalamazoo 6-2. The Jackals will play a three-game series next weekend versus Reading.

10/18/2014 | 0 comments | Read More

Four score as Amerks down Marlies

Dan Catenacci, Akim Aliu, Phil Varone (2nd star) and Mikhail Grogorenko (1st star) all picked up goals Saturday as Rochester defeated Toronto 4-1. Nathan Lieuwen stopped 24 of 25 shots while the Amerks received points from 10 different players to collect their second victory in three tries to open the 2014-15 season.

With the Amerks applying pressure, Catenacci snuck into the middle lane with his stick on the ice and buried a Matt Ellis feed at 5:15 of the opening period for the 1-0 lead. The goal was Catenacci's first of the season. Mark Pysyk drew a secondary assist on the play.


The Amerks would keep the hits coming quickly in the second period, beginning with an Aliu tally just 24 seconds in to make it a 2-0 lead. Luke Adam and Nick Petrecki were credited with the helpers.

Rochester struck again at 4:07 when Varone entered the zone and threw a puck at the net for his second of the season. Chad Ruhwedel earned the assist for his team-leading fifth point of the season.



Grigorenko extended Rochester's lead to 4-0 midway through the middle frame with a spinning backhand finish at the doorstep. William Carrier picked up the lone assist to give him points in each of his first three professional games.



Toronto closed out the scoring early in the third period when Connor Brown roofed a shot for his first professional goal.

The Amerks are off until Wednesday when they host Rockford.

10/18/2014 | 0 comments | Read More