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Amerks Sign Cory Conacher to Amateur Tryout Agreement

March 24, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) Rochester Americans

(Rochester, NY)... The Rochester Americans announced today that the club has signed forward Cory Conacher to an Amateur Tryout agreement.

Conacher, 22, joins the Amerks after completing an illustrious four-year career at Canisius College, where he led the team in scoring his last two seasons with the Griffs. The Burlington, Ontario, native is coming off a banner year in 2010-11, finishing first on the team with 42 points (23+19) en route to earning Second All-Team Atlantic Hockey honors, becoming just the second player in the program's history to be selected to the all-conference team on two occasions.

Conacher, who earned First-Team Atlantic Hockey honors and was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year last season, scored a career-high 23 goals this season, including a team-best eight power-play tallies. He became the first player in the program's history with two seasons of 40-plus points and 20-plus goals, while his 23 scores are the most in the program's Division I history.

Setting or matching 11 school records during his career, Conacher will go down as one of the best to wear the Blue and Gold in the program's history. He owns the school's standards with 147 career points, 62 career goals and 12 game-winning tallies in 129 career games with the Griffs. In addition to his goals record set this season, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound forward also owns single-season marks in points (53), assists (33) and game-winning tallies (five), set during his junior campaign.

Conacher can make his professional debut on Friday, March 25thas the Amerks host the red-hot Lake Erie Monsters in the second leg of a home-and-home series at The Blue Cross Arena. The 7:35 p.m. contest will be carried live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK and FM 107.3, Rochester's Sports Talk. Friday's game will also be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet Channel 26.

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