Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, finished last week with a record of 1-2-0-1, with losses to Atlanta on Tuesday and Florida on Friday and Saturday. The Americans closed the road trip with a 3-1 win on Sunday in Jacksonville. Allen hosts Utah this Friday and Saturday at Allen Event Center.
Last Week’s Record: 1-2-0-1
Overall record: 25-20-4-2 56 points- Third overall in the Mountain Division.
— Last Week’s Games —
Photo – Atlanta Gladiators
Tuesday, February 6th @ Atlanta – 3-2 SO Loss
Atlanta, Georgia – The Americans dropped a 3-2 decision in a shootout on Tuesday night in Atlanta. Allen scored with 22 seconds left in regulation to take a 2-1 lead, but Atlanta responded with the game-tying goal with 0.5 seconds left in regulation. Zach Pochiro had the only Allen goal in the shootout. Box score
Friday, February 9th @ Florida – 4-0 Loss
Estero, Florida – The Americans were shut out for the fourth times this season, blanked by the Florida Everblades 4-0 on Friday night. The Americans were 0 for 8 on the power play and had a season-low 19 shots on goal. Box Score
Saturday, February 10th @ Florida – 4-1 Loss
Estero, Florida – The Florida Everblades swept the two-game set with the Americans, winning 4-1 on Saturday night at Germain Arena. Joel Chouinard had the only goal for Allen, his 10th of the season and 200th career point. Box Score
Sunday, February 11th @ Jacksonville – 3-1 Win
Jacksonville, Florida – The Americans snapped a 3-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon win a 3-1 victory over the Jacksonville Icemen. Zach Pochiro’s 11th goal of the season turned out to be the game winner for Allen. Rookie goalie Jeremy Brodeur stopped 32 of 33 shots to earn his 14th win of the year. Box Score
— This Week’s Games –
Friday, February 16th vs. Utah Grizzlies 7:05 pm CST
Promotion: Olympic Weekend
Location: Allen Event Center
Saturday, February 17th vs. Utah Grizzlies 7:05 pm CST
Location: Allen Event Center
Promotion: Americans Youth Jersey Night
— Team Leaders –
Goals – Alex Guptill (19)
Assists – Casey Pierro-Zabotel (40) Leads the ECHL
Points – Casey Pierro-Zabotel (54) Third in ECHL
Power Play Goals –Eric Roy (6)
Power Play Assists – David Makowski (17) Second in ECHL
Shorthanded Goals – Makowski, Chouinard, Pierro-Zabotel and Moore (1)
Shorthanded Assists – Casey Pierro-Zabotel (1)
Game Winning Goals – Vincent Arseneau (4)
First Goal – ^Alex Guptill (4) (2 with Rapid City)
Insurance Goals – *Olivier Archambault and Zach Pochiro (3)
Penalty Minutes – Bryan Moore (156) Third in ECHL
Plus/Minus – David Makowski (+23)
Shots on Goal – David Makowski (176) Seventh overall in ECHL
Save Percentage – Jeremy Brodeur (.923) Fifth overall in ECHL
Goalie Wins – Jeremy Brodeur (14)
Goals-Against Average – Jeremy Brodeur (3.02)
*- In American Hockey League
^ With another team
Ø The Americans took five out of a possible ten points on the five-game road trip.
Ø Casey Pierro-Zabotel is third in the league in scoring with 54 points.
Ø Bryan Moore is third in the league in PIM’s with 156.
Ø David Makowski is second in the league with 17 power play assists.
Ø Joel Chouinard is third overall in the ECHL with 21 power play points.
Ø Allen leads the league averaging 21.76 penalty minutes per-game.
Ø The Americans are 20-4-1 when scoring the first goal.
Ø Allen is outscoring their opponents 56 to 36 in the first period.
Ø The Americans are being outshot 649 to 550 in the second period.
Ø Joel Chouinard recorded his 200th career point scoring the only Allen goal on Saturday night in Florida.
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.