Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced their 2017-2018 promotional calendar today with several favorites returning, along with a couple of new sure hits.
We start with opening night on Saturday, October 21st against Orlando, with the first 2,000 fans through the doors receiving an Allen Americans Magnetic Schedule along with a Postgame Meet-n-Greet. Halloween comes early this year, on October 29th, as we set up the concourse with candy for the kids along with a costume contest for the top 3 costumes in attendance. Come celebrate the career of former Americans Co-Captain Gary Steffes, as we honor him on Christ Fellowship Faith & Family Night on Saturday, November 4th. Pucks-N-Paws returns for a 4th year in a row, on Sunday, November 12th along with a pregame Classic Car Show and Postgame Skate. Sunday, December 2nd features the always popular Children’s Health Teddy Bear Toss Game with the Americans wearing a specialty jersey that afternoon, along with the first ever Biscuit Mascot Ornament giveaway just in time for the holidays. Come closeout 2017 with our New Year’s Eve contest against Wichita with a 4:05 pm puck drop. January 15th is the 9th annual MLK Kids Day game at 1:05 PM. Later in the month on January 27th, it’s Star Wars Night with a special Star Wars jersey to be worn that evening, along with a Lightsaber giveaway and Postgame Skate. March 3rd features one of the hottest tickets of the season with the 9th annual Allen Police vs. Allen Fire Charity Hockey Game at 5:05 pm, followed by the Americans and Rapid City at 7:05 pm. Saturday, March 31st, we celebrate Ortho Texas Military Night with a specialty jersey that evening. We close the season in April with Fan Appreciation Weekend on Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th with a blowout of prizes from the Americans prize closet, along with a Postgame Skate on Saturday evening.
The complete 2017-2018 Allen Americans promotional schedule will be available online soon at www.allenamericans.com.
Season Tickets for the fast approaching season are on sale NOW at the Allen Americans offices at Allen Event Center or call 972-912-1000 for more information.
The Americans will play two preseason games in early October against the Kansas City Mavericks at Allen Event Center Community Rink on Friday, October 6th at 8:45 pm and Saturday, October 7th at 5:30 pm. Details on tickets in the coming weeks. The home opener against Orlando is on Saturday, October 21st. Click here for the complete 2017-2018 schedule.
About the Americans
The Allen Americans play in the ECHL, the premiere AA hockey league in North America. The Americans were established in 2009 and have won four AA championships in eight full seasons of minor pro hockey. In those eight seasons, Allen has qualified for the playoffs every year with five trips to the league finals. Allen will enter its fourth season in the ECHL this October, after playing five years in the now defunct Central Hockey League.