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‘Ups and downs’ mark Amerks’ first month of play

The 5-3-1 Amerks have had enough ups and downs in a month to last them an entire season, even if their record does not speak for it.

“It has felt like a very long month,” said Curtis Lazar. “I think we’ve shown a lot of promise as a hockey club.”

Though the Amerks are ranked third in the North Division standings, the disparities between Rochester, No. 1 Utica, and No. 2 Toronto are clear.


Rochester is severely lacking the ability to begin games strong, which was evident in their 4-3 loss to the Providence Bruins on Wednesday night.

“I think we’ve come into every game with a plan and sometimes we don’t have our best starts,” said Andrew MacWilliam. “I thought we were a little sluggish to start but we found it in the third.”