Independence, Missouri – the Allen AmericansECHL subsidiary of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), close out the five-game series against the Kansas City Mavericks tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Kansas City. The Americans return home Saturday night to play the Wichita Thunder at 7:05 p.m. as part of a day of double hockey. 13and The annual Allen Police vs. Allen Fire hockey game plays at 5:05 p.m. One ticket is good for both games. Tickets are available on the Americans website or call 972-912-1000.
Allen Americans tonight:
Pre-game show: 6:35 p.m. CST
Puck drop: 7:05 p.m. CST
Watch live: FLOHOCKEY.TV
Listen Live: AMERICANS 24/7
On the call: Tommy Daniels
Producer: Brian Bass
Social networks: Elisabeth Schmitt
Next home game: Saturday, February 19, c. Wichita, 7:05 p.m. TICKETS
Offensive Blast: The Allen Americans recorded their second-highest score of the season last night, scoring seven times, in a 7-2 win over the Kansas City Mavericks. Eight different players had two or more points led by forward JD Dudek, who had three assists. Tuesday’s win also secured a series win for the Americans, who have won three of the first four games in the five-game series. Tuesday’s scorers were: Chad Costello, Jackson Leppard, Eric Roy, Jack Combs and two from Chad Butcher. The Americans outscored Kansas City 34-31 for the game.
Save in C Town: Goaltender Antoine Bibeau was recalled by the Seattle Kraken on Monday and reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) from the Allen Americans. Bibeau was the backup keeper in last night’s win for Charlotte. The Victoriaville, PQ resident is a former NHL draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Troock placed in casualty reserve: American striker Branden Troock, who has not played since January 29 due to a lower-body injury, was placed on the reserve list on Tuesday.
Lead the ECHL: The Allen Americans lead the league in shorthanded goals allowed this season with 16. The Florida Everblades are second only to Allen with 14. Allen has scored six shorthanded goals this season in 44 games. Spencer Asuchak leads the team with two shorthanded goals.
Costello regains the lead in the ECHL rankings: Chad Costello had two points in Tuesday night’s 7-2 victory with a goal and an assist to take the ECHL lead with 52 points. Costello is tied for the ECHL lead in assists with 32.
Comparison of Allen and KC:
Last 10: 6-3-1-0
Allen Americans Team Leaders:
Goals: (20) Chad Costello
Assists: (32) Chad Costello (leads ECHL)
Points: (52) Chad Costello (leads ECHL)
+/-: (+19) Kris Myllari
MIP: (76) Darian Skeoch
Kansas City Mavericks:
Last 10: 4-5-1-0
Kansas City Mavericks team managers:
Goals: (20) Darik Angeli
Assists: (27) Marcus Crawford
Points: (44) Darik Angeli
+/-: (+18) Nick Pastukov
MIP: (221) Mikael Robidoux
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About the Allen AMERICANS
the Allen AMERICANS PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY CLUB is a member of the ECHL, the best Double-A hockey league in the world, and is affiliated with the National Hockey League (NHL) Seattle Kraken.
Founded in 2009, the club is owned by Jack D Gulati, known internationally as the “Serial Entrepreneur”. championship hockey is the backbone of the franchise, with the Reds winning back-to-back ECHL Kelly Cup championships in 2014-15 and 2015-16 and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Over the years, more than 323 players have worn the red jersey, including 4 AMERICANS who evolved to play in the NHL.
Tickets for home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.