Amerks Beat Bellville 3-1
Don't look now, but the Rochester Americans are just two points out of first place. On Wednesday night at the Blue Cross Arena, goalie Linus Ulmark helped keep the game scoreless for two periods before the offense woke up. Forward Sahir Gill scored a pair of goals 1:02 apart and then the Amerks added a 3rd on a Zach Redmond shot. Only a late goal with a minute left prevented Ulmark from getting the shutout.
Rochester is now just two points back of first place Toronto and the Amerks currently have the 3rd best record in the entire AHL. The Amerks are on the road when they head north to play Laval both Friday and Saturday nights.
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the organization has assigned forward Alexander Nylander to the Swedish men's national junior ice hockey team for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The tournament will be held in Buffalo from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.