Blogs | 11/16/2011 4:00:43 PM | Don Stevens
So far, so good on the current five-game homestand. The Amerks won the first three, and tonight’s game (Wednesday 11/16) is number four. It’s not just the five-game string that’s important, but the whole month is one of the keys to this being a successful season.
November is loaded with home games as the Amerks play a total of seven out of 10 in their downtown barn. But December is just the opposite with only four home games and nine on the road. Because next month is such a tough one, it makes this month extra important. Granted, it is only November and a long way from the end of the season. But should the team be able to continue this excellent record for the next two weeks, they have a chance to stick amongst the league leaders through the end of the calendar year. Should they squander all these home games, a tough December could spell doom. Again, because it is so early, I don’t want to say the whole season is riding on this month, but I just want to point out that this is a very important part of the schedule.
On top of that, as we’ve all seen year after year after year, the further we go in the season, the tougher it gets on the roster. Right now the team is kind of banged up and there’s a couple recalls. But of course we should be thankful we’ve had only two players recalled. Over the past many years, we would’ve had a least a dozen by now. The stability on the team this season has been outstanding. Right now we just need to keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t get any worse until we get some of the injured players back.
I had the privilege of speaking to the Penfield Rotary Club yesterday (Tuesday, 11/15). They were a very enthusiastic group and it was a pleasure meeting them. It’s always great to hear people talking about the Amerks again. Several indicated they hadn’t been to a game in quite some time, but now that interest is growing, want to come see a game.
Which leads me to point out that I am available to speak to your groups or organizations. I always enjoy a chance to get out into the community and meet everyone possible. It’s easy to do – simply contact the Public Relations department at the Amerks office (585-454-5335). They will do everything they can to set it up.
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