The Weekly Primer, Issue 11

Quick Hits:

Albany begins the week with a 16-5-3-0 mark, 35 points and a .729 percentage.  They sit in second place in the North Division, .049 points behind first place Toronto.

Tuesday, 12/15 & Wednesday, 12/16 at St. John’s

Where: Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NFLD, Canada.

When: 6:00 PM EST (7:30 NST).

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 12-7-5-2, 31 points, .596 pct, 3rd place in North Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Bud Holloway, 24 points (7 G, 17 A); Michael McCarron, 20 points (9 G, 11 A); Mark Barberio, 18 points (1 G, 17 A); Eddie Pasquale, 3-1-2, 2.44 GAA; Zachary Fucale, 7-3-2, 3.03 GAA

Notes: St. John’s is in the midst of a 4 game homestand, suffering a sweep at the hands of Rochester Friday and Saturday; after Wednesday, the IceCaps will be off for 10 days before starting a five game road swing through Toronto, Rochester, Binghamton and Utica; St. John’s leads the league in overtime appearances (11), going 3-5 during the 5 minute session and 1-2 in the shootout.

Listen: AHL Live, stjohnsicecaps.com

Tweet: @trace_1114 (Wednesday only), @AlbanyDevils, @IceCapsAHL

Saturday, 12/19 at Rochester

Where: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY.

When: 7:35 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 12-11-1-1, 26 points, .520 pct, 5th place in North Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Jason Akeson, 16 points (5 G, 11 A); Phil Varone, 13 points (9 G, 4 A); Jean Dupuy, 11 points (2 G, 9 A); Nathan Lieuwen, 7-4-0, 3.25 GAA; Andrey Makarov, 4-5-2, 3.29 GAA

Notes: The Amerks travel to Utica on Wednesday before starting a 5 game homestand, hosting Hartford on Friday before Albany comes in Saturday; this is the last game before Christmas break for both teams; after starting December 0-2, Rochester has gone 2-0-0-1, including a pair of wins in St. John’s over the weekend.

Listen: AHL Live, Fox Sports 1280

Tweet: @AlbanyDevils, @AmerksHockey

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