Americans release 2010-11 schedule
ALLEN, Texas – The Allen Americans will open the 2010-11 Central Hockey League regular season at the Allen Event Center hosting their Metroplex rival, the Texas Brahmas, Oct. 15 and 16.
The Americans are scheduled to play 66 games, two more than last year, with 33 games at home and 33 on the road. The home schedule features 28 weekend games (11 Friday, 12 Saturday and five Sunday). All weekday games with the exception of Jan. 17 begin at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday contests start at 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively. The club anticipates a preseason game Saturday, Oct. 9, at the AEC. As of now, the opponent is TBD.
After developing a healthy rivalry with the cross-town Texas Brahmas last year, the Americans will host Texas six times (Oct. 15, Oct. 16, Nov. 5, Dec. 17, Feb. 4 and Feb. 25) and travel to NYTEX Sports Centre five times (Dec. 28, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 4 and March 11).
Allen fans will get an opportunity to see a rematch of last year’s Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals Jan. 30 when the Rapid City Rush come to town. The club travels to Rapid City twice for three games (Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Jan. 8).
An opportunity to relive the Southern Conference Finals will take place Nov. 20, Feb. 11, Feb. 12 and March 6 when Odessa visits Allen.
The Americans play Bossier-Shreveport five times at home (Oct. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 21, Jan. 14 and March 2) and five times on the road (Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Nov. 6, Feb. 18 and March 5). The club will plan a fan road trip to watch at least one of the road contests there.
The Americans are excited to announce a New Year’s Eve game this year against Tulsa. More details about the game’s festivities will follow shortly.
Allen’s opening night will feature Fan Fest with bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist, a rock climbing wall and live music before the first puck drop of Allen’s second season. The first 2,500 fans will receive mini replica Southern Conference Champions banners to commemorate the achievement of the inaugural team. All fans will receive 2010-11 magnetic schedules.
The Southern Conference Champions banner will be raised in a special pre-game ceremony, and the Americans are working with several community partners to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Other promotional nights include Dr. Ross J. Miller Schedule Poster Night Oct. 26 and Coors Light Souvenir Schedule Cup Night Nov. 5. The full promotional schedule will be released soon and will include something for everyone.
Individual tickets will go on sale Sept. 3 at 10:00 a.m., but season tickets, partial and mini-plans for Allen’s second season are on sale now. Ticket prices start as low as $9 per game with free parking at the Allen Event Center. For more information, call 972-912-1000.
The full schedule is below. For a printable PDF, click here.
Allen Americans 2010-11 Schedule
Oct. 15 vs. Texas at 7:30 PM
Oct. 16 vs. Texas at 7:00 PM
Oct. 21 @ Bossier-Shreveport at 6:35 PM
Oct. 22 @ Bossier-Shreveport at 7:05 PM
Oct. 23 @ Wichita at 7:05 PM
Oct. 26 vs. Bossier-Shreveport at 7:30 PM
Oct. 29 @ Rapid City at 8:05 PM
Oct. 30 @ Rapid City at 8:05 PM
Nov. 5 vs. Texas at 7:30 PM
Nov. 6 @ Bossier-Shreveport at 7:30 PM
Nov. 12 @ Laredo at 7:30 PM
Nov. 13 @ Odessa at 7:05 PM
Nov. 14 @ Odessa at 4:05 PM
Nov. 18 @ Tulsa at 7:05 PM
Nov. 19 vs. Wichita at 7:30 PM
Nov. 20 vs. Odessa at 7:00 PM
Nov. 24 @ Arizona at 8:05 PM
Nov. 26 @ Arizona at 8:05 PM
Nov. 27 @ Arizona at 8:05 PM
Dec. 3 vs. Bossier-Shreveport at 7:30 PM
Dec. 4 vs. Laredo at 7:00 PM
Dec. 10 @ Rio Grande Valley at 7:30 PM
Dec. 17 vs. Texas at 7:30 PM
Dec. 18 vs. Tulsa at 7:00 PM
Dec. 21 vs. Bossier-Shreveport at 7:30 PM
Dec. 26 vs. Mississippi at 2:00 PM
Dec. 28 @ Texas at 7:00 PM
Dec. 31 vs. Tulsa at 7:30 PM
Jan. 1 vs. Colorado at 7:00 PM
Jan. 2 @ Tulsa at 4:05 PM
Jan. 7 @ Colorado at 8:05 PM
Jan. 8 @ Rapid City at 8:05 PM
Jan. 14 vs. Bossier-Shreveport at 7:30 PM
Jan. 15 vs. Laredo at 7:00 PM
Jan. 17 vs. Arizona at1:00 PM
Jan. 21 @ Rio Grande Valley at 7:30 PM
Jan. 22 @ Rio Grande Valley at 7:30 PM
Jan. 28 @ Laredo at 7:30 PM
Jan. 29 vs. Laredo at 7:00 PM
Jan. 30 vs. Rapid City at 2:00 PM
Feb. 2 vs. Tulsa at 7:30 PM
Feb. 4 vs. Texas at 7:30 PM
Feb. 5 @ Texas at 7:30 PM
Feb. 11 vs. Odessa at 7:30 PM
Feb. 12 vs. Odessa at 7:00 PM
Feb. 13 vs. Rio Grande Valley at 2:00 PM
Feb. 15 @ Rio Grande Valley at 7:00 PM
Feb. 18 @ Bossier-Shreveport at 7:05 PM
Feb. 19 @ Texas at 7:30 PM
Feb. 22 @ Laredo at 7:00 PM
Feb. 25 vs. Texas at 7:30 PM
Feb. 26 vs. Bloomington at 7:00 PM
March 1 @ Laredo at 7:00 PM
March 2 vs. Bossier-Shreveport at 7:30 PM
March 4 @ Texas at 7:30 PM
March 5 @ Bossier-Shreveport at 7:05 PM
March 6 vs. Odessa at 2:00 PM
March 8 @ Odessa at 7:05 PM
March 11 @ Texas at 7:30 PM
March 12 vs. Wichita at 7:00 PM
March 13 vs. Bloomington at 2:00 PM
March 18 vs. Tulsa at 7:30 PM
March 19 vs. Rio Grande Valley at 7:00 PM
March 25 @ Mississippi at 7:05 PM
March 26 vs. Mississippi at 7:00 PM
March 27 @ Tulsa at 4:05 PM
Home games are in bold. All times are local time.