Benoit Groulx

Sun-Sentinel: Matthias mature, on a mission

If there was one player that fans disliked the most last season in Rochester it was Center Shawn Matthias.  In 61 games last season Matthias finished with 10 goals, 10 assists and a team worst -34 in the +/- column.  It was expected that he was going to be an offensive force.  Someone who could …
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Top Six Amerks Stories That Needed a Followup

I’ve posted a number of stories about the Rochester Americans this summer and found six that needed a follow up prior to the new season starting.  If anyone ever comes across something I’ve posted or said in the past that needs correcting please share. 1. This summer the Amerks HAVE done everything they said they …
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Keaton Ellerby Ready to Join the Panthers

The Florida Panthers saw the departure of Jay Bouwmeester this summer and in the wake of that they’re in need of help on defense, Keaton Ellerby is well aware that an opportunity awaits him in September. I had the chance to talk to Ellerby this weekend and he stated, “They’ve told me that I have …
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Winning is Everything for Chris Taylor

The Rochester Americans put the icing on the cake Thursday afternoon by signing veteran center Chris Taylor to a 2yr American Hockey League contract.  The ownership was not joking around when they said they would be bringing in veteran leadership once free agency began. The veteran leadership that Chris Taylor will bring to the Amerks …
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Amerks Look Forward During Locker Cleanout

To discuss the 2008/2009 season in detail with anyone who has followed the Amerks this season knows it’s like beating a dead horse, it’s time to look forward to next season.  That’s what the players and coaches did in talking with the media during Tuesday afternoons locker cleanout.  It’s not just about looking forward to …
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Jason Garrison Leads Amerks to Shootout Win

The defensive duo of Jason Garrison and Matt Duffy led the Rochester Americans to a shootout win on Wednesday night against the Albany River Rats at Blue Cross Arena. Jason Garrison scored two goals, his first two goal game, and Matt Duffy playing in his first American Hockey League game assisted on both of Garrisons goals. Karl Stewart scored at 16:42 of the third period to tie the game at three. Brett Parnham, playing in his second AHL game, scored the first goal in the shootout along with Janis Sprukts and Karl Stewart to lead the Amerks to a win.

Awesome Win for Amerks Over Hershey Bears

The Rochester Americans continued on Friday night what they’ve been doing over the past two months, proving they’re capable of competing with the best teams in the league.  They did that earlier tonight with a 3-2 win over the Hershey Bears who are the number one team in the Eastern Conference. Benoit Groulx with the …
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Keaton Ellerby Assists on Rampage Game Winning Goal

The Rochester Americans finally had the chance to climb out of last place in the league on Sunday, but they failed in a 2-1 loss against the San Antonio Rampage. The Amerks are only trailing the 28th place Springfield Falcons by one point in the standings. The Falcons lost earlier in the day against the …
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Third Straight Loss, but Difference is Night and Day

The Rochester Americans were shutout and lost their third straight game on Saturday night against the Albany River Rats in Albany as the league enters the All-Star break.  With the All-Star break typically considered the mid way point of the season, one thing is for certain about this Rochester Americans team – the difference is …
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Amerks Led By Brodeur Shut-Out the Crunch

The Amerks finally snapped a 13 game losing streak against thruway rivals Syracuse Crunch by shutting them out 1-0 at Blue Cross Arena.  It was yet another game of stellar goaltending from Mike Brodeur who is now 4-2-0 since joining the team, this being his second shut-out.  Mike Brodeur was the first star of the …
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Amerks Sabotage an Excellent Game For Brodeur

Considering how badly the season has gone, it wasn’t until the 27th game of the season that the Amerks were shut out for the first time.  They lost to the Peoria Rivermen (currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference) on Friday night by the final score of 2-0.  The Amerks sabotaged an excellent game …
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