Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today that the club formed a partnership with North Texas Food Bank.
Allen Americans Captain Joel Chouinard will be the Americans spokesperson for the team, working to help the charitable group through the remainder of the season.
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 Partner Agencies in their 13-county service area.
“It’s an honor for me represent the Allen Americans and to be able to work with such a great charitable group like North Texas Food Bank,” said Joel Chouinard. “I know through our great fanbase, we’ll be able to help additional families in need and raise awareness in our community. I look forward to getting things going immediately.”
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 seven full seasons of minor pro hockey. In those nine seasons, Allen has qualified for the playoffs every year with five trips to the league finals in that time. Allen is in its fourth season in the ECHL after playing five years in the now defunct Central Hockey League