Article By Aidan Charde
Recap: Nov. 3 and 4 vs. Maryland Black Bears
Coming off a four-point weekend against the Northeast Generals, the Jr. Americans were looking to carry momentum against the Maryland Black Bears, the top team in the NAHL. In Game 1, the Jr. Amerks took the lead with their second shorthanded goal of the season, however the Black Bears responded with two unanswered power play goals. Maryland would not give the lead back the rest of the night. Game 2 was a nail-bitter with both teams locked at two goals apiece at the end of regulation. A strong overtime from both goalies took the game to a shootout, where ultimately the Black Bears prevailed.
Preview: Nov. 10 and 11 vs. Maine Nordiques
LEWISTON, ME – The Rochester Jr. Americans travel up to Lewiston, Maine to play the Maine Nordiques.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Colisée | Lewiston, Maine
This is the first time this season the two teams will be facing each other. The Maine Nordiques are currently the second-place team in the NAHL East Division with 28 points in 19 games.
Gentile hits 20 points
Forward Massimo Gentile (#24) hit the 20-point mark last weekend with a goal and an assist against the Black Bears. He is the second player on the team to reach the mark, behind forward Matteo Disipio (#11), who scored his 20th point with a goal against the New Jersey Titans on Oct. 20.
O’Donnell strings together impressive performances
Following the weekend series, goalie Cole O’Donnell (#72) has now strung together three impressive performances. Since Oct. 28, O’Donnell has allowed just seven goals in his past three appearances in the net — an average of 2.33 per game.
Vom Scheidt elevates his game
Jr. Amerks forward Noah Vom Scheidt has taken his game to the next level over the past five weeks. With 10 points in his last nine games, he leads all Jr. Amerks forwards in points during that span. He is coming off another multi-point weekend in Maryland and made a difference every time he hit the ice.
Nordiques no easy challenge
Despite coming off close losses with the best team in the league, the Jr. Amerks now have to face the second-best team in the league. The Nordiques have scored 86 goals this year, most in the league, and have three of the top 10 points scorers in the NAHL.
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The Rochester Jr. Americans are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. All league games are viewable via NAHLTV. For more information, visit rochesterjramerks.com.