I have called Rochester my home since birth, never having lived or worked more than 10 miles from the house in which I grew up. While some may consider that crazy, I like to think it demonstrates just how much I love it here. ----- My love for hockey blossomed in the 90s, sparked by the Amerks Calder Cup championship of 1996. Some of the kids graduated to Buffalo and nearly helped give the Sabres a championship in 1999. The developmental pipeline continued into the new century as the Sabres sustained their dominance... before everything went wrong. ----- My favorite players through the decades - for better or for worse - have been Steve Sheilds, Drew Stafford, and Johan Larsson. I sure do know how to pick 'em... just like my favorite teams... I live so that one day I might finally see the Sabres, the Pirates, or the Bills finally win a championship. ----- By day I'm in tech support, but I spend most of my down time making music, playing or going to see live shows, and feeding three insatiable cats.
Amerks continue to win, but injuries are starting to become a concern
The Amerks will look to bounce back following an ugly loss in their only game last week.
Two big wins (games) and two big losses (injuries) lead the team into a quiet stretch of the season.
A blowout win, a wild win, and a shootout loss; five of six points will do just fine.
Lawrence Pilut’s return wasn’t enough to spark the team to any wins last week.
Off to a strong start with three wins in four games, the Amerks are poised to prove that they are still one of the best teams in the AHL.
The Americans enter the 2019-20 season looking to make the Calder Cup Playoffs for the third-straight season.
The Amerks officially finish the regular season in second place in the division and will face Toronto in round one
Playoffs? Check. Home-ice in Round 1? Check. Division title? Check back next week...