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Amerks enter week in 1st place in North Division

Guhle riding 5-game point streak as Olofsson, Redmond remain hot

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Amerks have collected 11 out of a possible 12 points over their last six games, highlighted by a five-game win streak from Oct. 10 to Oct. 19. 

It was Rochester's longest win streak since the team won five straight to open the month of April during the 2013-14 campaign. The Amerks enter the week in first place in the North Division standings and tied for first overall in AHL with 11 points through their first eight games of the season.

 

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Olofsson named AHL Player of the Week

Forward recorded 7 points in 3 games, including 2 game-winning goals

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

After dropping their first two games to open the 2018-19 regular season, the Rochester Americans have won three straight to improve to 3-2-0-0 on the season following a two-game sweep over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 

The successful weekend puts the Amerks into a three-way tie for first place in the AHL's North Division standings with the Binghamton Devils and Cleveland Monsters entering the week. The Devils, however, have a game in hand on Rochester.

 

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Amerks look to bounce back at home Wednesday against Syracuse

Rochester Americans update for the week of October 9, 2018

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Rochester Americans are still searching for their first win of the young season after dropping both ends of a two-game set to the Charlotte Checkers over the weekend.

During Opening Weekend, 10 different players made their Amerks debut, including five that made their American Hockey League debut.  

 

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Amerks open new season on Friday with high expectations

Rochester hosts Charlotte to kick off 2018-19 season

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

Expectations this season are high for the Rochester Americans. 

Last year, the Amerks made the playoffs for the first time in four seasons and they feel as if they're ready to take the next step in 2018-19.

"We think we have all the pieces here - if they stay together and we work together - to have a championship team," Amerks general manager Randy Sexton told Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet on The Instigators on Tuesday.

"Every championship team I've been involved with, you need speed, skill, depth, goaltending, toughness, grit. We think we've assembled that all in Rochester." 

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Sabres assign three players to Rochester

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Sabres assigned forward Alexander Nylander and defensemen Brendan Guhle and Brandon Hickey to the Rochester Americans on Monday afternoon. 

Nylander staked his claim for a roster spot beginning with a strong performance at the Prospects Challenge, where he finished second in the tournament with five points in three games. He followed that performance with four points in five games during the preseason.  

The 20-year-old will look to build on that showing with the Amerks, for whom he scored 27 points (8+19) in 51 games as a second-year pro last season after missing the first month of the season due to an injury. 

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Sabres assign 5 to Amerks

Rochester to host Marlies tonight at Harborcenter

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Sabres have assigned forwards Rasmus Asplund and Victor Olofsson, defensemen Will Borgen and Taylor Fedun, and goaltender Scott Wedgewood to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.  

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Sabres assign 7 players to Rochester

Buffalo now has 43 players at training camp

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Sabres have assigned forwards Eric Cornel, Vasily Glotov and Kevin Porter, defensemen Zach Redmond and Devante Stephens and goaltenders Michael Houser and Adam Wilcox to Rochester.

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Camp Preview: 'Heavy' internal competition expected in Rochester

Amerks looking to improve upon last year's playoff appearance

by Brian Duff @duffersabres / Sabres.com

Esprit de corps.

Fortifying the development model.

A helluva blueline.

Those are just three of the talking points from Rochester Americans general manager Randy Sexton that lead us into the season preview of the Amerks.

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Sabres sign Malone to 1-year contract

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Sean Malone to a one-year, two-way contract worth $787,500 at the NHL level.

Malone (6'0", 197 lbs., 4/30/1995) made his NHL debut in the last game of 2016-17 before completing his first full professional season in 2017-18. In 73 games for the Rochester Americans (AHL) last season, he recorded 22 points (12+10) and added two assists in three playoff contests. The Buffalo, New York native's 12 goals ranked second among Amerks rookies.

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Amerks became 'family,' established winning culture under Taylor

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

It was a simple question, but one that left Linus Ullmark searching for an answer nonetheless. Much of that had to do with the timing - the Rochester Americans had just been swept in their first-round series against the Syracuse Crunch, a premature conclusion to their first postseason run in four years.

In the dressing room after the game, Ullmark was asked to describe what had been like to play with a group that described itself as 'special' so often this season. The goaltender, defined as much by his optimism as his skill in net, smiled. His eyes began to well. He began to speak, then stopped to take a deep breath. 

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