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ROCHESTER AMERICANS TO COMPETE IN 2013 SPENGLER CUP TOURNAMENT

Friday, 04.19.2013 / 11:34 AM / News
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ROCHESTER AMERICANS TO COMPETE IN 2013 SPENGLER CUP TOURNAMENT
(Rochester, NY)\u2026 The American Hockey League\u2019s Rochester Americans have accepted an invitation to participate in the prestigious Spengler Cup tournament in Davos, Switzerland, in 2013.

(ROCHESTER, NY)… The American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans have accepted an invitation to participate in the prestigious Spengler Cup tournament in Davos, Switzerland, in 2013.

The Spengler Cup is a six-team tournament that takes place each year from Dec. 26-31, hosted by HC Davos of Switzerland’s elite National League A.

This will be the second time that an American Hockey League team will participate in the Spengler Cup. The Rochester Americans also competed in the 1996 event, finishing third. They remain the only professional hockey club from North America ever to take part in the tournament.

“The American Hockey League is privileged to once again take part in one of the most historic hockey tournaments in the world,” said David Andrews, President and CEO of the American Hockey League. “We are appreciative of the relationship which we have developed with the Spengler Cup Organizational Committee and thank them for inviting the Rochester Americans to participate in this year’s event.”

“The Rochester Americans are extremely honored to have been selected to play in the 2013 Spengler Cup and represent the American Hockey League,” said Americans President Ted Black. “This is a truly unique opportunity that will provide an incredibly valuable experience for our players. In addition, the chance for the Amerks to participate in the Spengler Cup for the second time will add another chapter to the great history of this storied franchise.”

“When you know how pressured the AHL schedule is and how busy the teams are, you realize how lucky we are to have the Rochester Americans in the Spengler Cup,” said Fredi Pargätzi, President of the Spengler Cup Organizational Committee. “What I find particularly pleasing and important is the fact that those in charge of the Buffalo Sabres fully support the Americans’ participation in the Spengler Cup.”

The first Spengler Cup took place in 1923 and was started by Davos-based physician Dr. Carl Spengler. It is the oldest and most famous ice hockey tournament in the world. The club tournament’s magic formula is a mix of its location in the Swiss spa town of Davos, the unique arena, the timing between Christmas and New Year’s, the coming together of various ice hockey philosophies and its longstanding tradition.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82