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.
Alexandre Picard of the Syracuse Crunch is going to be the player to watch in tonights game at Blue Cross Arena between the Rochester Americans and Crunch. Picard scored a hat trick on Friday night against the Amerks and then follow that up with a four goal night on Saturday against the Albany River Rats. In two nights Picard has increased from 9 goals on the season to 16.
The Rochester Americans announced on Thursday that they signed forward Brett Parnham to an amateur tryout. Parnham just completed his fourth season with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League where he played in 212 games. During that time Parnham recored 106 goals and 89 assists. Of those 106 goals he scored 50 of them during the season that just ended and did so in 60 games played.