On the practice ice, the Amerks continue preparing for the first game of the season. As usual, the expectations are high.
Buffalo signed signed a number of veteran free agents in the offseason. Their experience along with a group of talented prospects should make this Amerks squad fun to watch and competitive in the standings.
"I've liked our intensity at practice. I think we've had a couple of good weeks of practice here. Guys compete hard. There's been a really good attention to detail and I think they're along those same lines that they're ready for things to get going. They're anxious. It's been a long camp and now we finally get to the real thing and we're excited," said head coach Chadd Cassidy.
"It's a hard working team. We're going to come out every night and you're going to see a team that's good on the forecheck, solid defensively with the d-corps we have and goaltending. We're going to be tough to play against," said forward Mike Zigomanis.
The Rochester Americans lift the curtain on the regular season this Friday as defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids visit the Blue Cross Arena.