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Scuba diver finds Amerks legend’s Hall of Fame ring in Canandaigua Lake (video)

“X” doesn’t always mark the spot. It’s not often that we get treasure hunting stories in sports, but this quest for buried gold in Canandaigua Lake certainly fits — like a perfectly-sized ring. “Right then and there I knew, here’s a significant find,” Gary Gavurnik says. Gary Gavurnik has been searching for lost items for years. And with the help... more

New Sabres leadership hopes to revive Rochester Amerks

One of the key focus points of the new Sabres regime for the coming season is changing the culture of their American Hockey League affiliate. GM Jason Botterill and his staff have promised a renewed effort with the Rochester Americans and Amerks players at training camp say they can already feel positive change. “Obviously Rochester’s always a priority but this... more

Sabres turn to Hall of Famer Chris Taylor to end Amerks’ prolonged funk

The Rochester Americans are turning to one of their most decorated and beloved players to lead them out of a prolonged funk that has stretched to a dozen disappointing seasons. Chris Taylor, a member of the team’s Hall of Fame and 50th anniversary team, was named head coach late Friday afternoon by general manager Randy Sexton. Taylor, 45, becomes the... more

Crunch rally late to steal win from Amerks

The Rochester Americans (22-30-0-2) bid for their third consecutive victory was snapped by a late push by the Syracuse Crunch (27-17-5-5), who scored twice in the final 1:11 of regulation, including the game-winner with just six seconds remaining, to come out on top in a wild 5-4 contest at The Blue Cross Arena to kick-off a weekend home-and-home series… WHEC:... more

B-SENS OUT: Team insists AHL will remain in Binghamton

Even before Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed the Binghamton Senators would be leaving the Southern Tier on Monday morning, the writing was already on the wall for even the most positive-thinking B-Sens fans. An hour before the announcement, the new Belleville Senators had launched their website (bellevillesens.com) and also announced season-ticket seat selection deals for the 2017-18 season when... more