ALLEN AMERICANS WEEKLY
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans split a two-game weekend set with the Utah Grizzlies. Utah won the Friday night game 10 to 4, and the Americans responded with a 5-4 overtime win on Saturday. This coming weekend, the Americans will welcome the Idaho Steelheads on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Last Week’s Record: 1-1-0
Overall record: 3-1-0 (6 points)
— Last Week’s Games —
Photo -Rebekah Bing
Friday, October 18th vs. Utah – 10-4 Loss
Allen, Texas – The Utah Grizzlies handed the Allen Americans their worst home loss since the 2015-2016 season, when the Colorado Eagles beat the Americans 8-1. On Friday night, it was Utah Grizzlies’ forward Josh Dickinson who stole the show. Dickinson netted his second straight hat trick in a rout of the Americans, 10-4. Utah scored eight goals over the first 40 minutes of play. The loss ended the Americans two-game winning streak.
Saturday, October 19th vs. Utah – 5-4 OT Win
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans rallied in the third period to tie the game at 4-4, and would win the game in overtime on Gabe Gagne’s second goal of the night. Despite being outshot in the contest, the Americans earned a weekend split with the Utah Grizzles. Grizzles forward Josh Dickinson scored for the third game in a row and put up four goals in two games against the Americans. Allen Goalie Jake Paterson improved his record to 3-1-0.
– This Week’s Games –
Saturday, October 26th vs. Idaho Steelheads 7:05 pm CST
Location: Allen Event Center
Sunday, October 27th vs. Idaho Steelheads 4:05 pm CST
Location: Allen Event Center
— Team Leaders –
Goals –Jordan Topping (3)
Assists –Les Lancaster (6)
Points – Les Lancaster (6)
Power Play Goals – Olivier Archambault & Shawn O’Donnell (1)
Power Play Assists – Alex Breton, Les Lancaster, Stepan Falkovsky, Tyler Sheehy & Brett Pollock (1)
Shorthanded Goals – Stepan Falkovsky (1)
Shorthanded Assists – Alex Guptill & Shawn O’Donnell (1)
Game-Winning Goals – Jordan Topping & Mike Hedden (1)
First Goal – Stepan Falkovsky & Shawn O’Donnell (1)
Insurance Goals – (0)
Penalty Minutes – Spencer Asuchak (14)
Plus/Minus – Gabe Gagne (+2)
Shots on Goal – Brett Pollock (13)
Save Percentage – Jake Paterson (.856)
Goalie Wins – Jake Paterson (3)
Goals-Against Average – Jake Paterson (4.76)
– Defenseman Stepan Falkovsky won the ECHL Player of the Week last week for the second time in his career.
– Americans Rookie Defenseman Les Lancaster is 10th in the ECHL in scoring with 6 points.
– Allen is 2-0 in overtime games this season.
– Allen is 2-0 when scoring the first goal.
– Allen is 3-1-0 against the Mountain Division
– Allen is outscoring their opponents 6-4 in the third period.
– Allen rookie forward Tyler Sheehy scored his first professional goal on Friday night against Utah.
– The Americans are being outshot by their opponents 35 to 33 in the first period.
– Les Lancaster leads the Americans in scoring with six points (0 goals and 6 assists).
– Turner Ottenbreit was loaned to the Iowa Wild last Thursday.
Americans Practice Schedule:
Monday, October 21st- 10:00 am
Tuesday, October 22nd – 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 23rd – 10:00 am
Thursday, October 24 – 10:00 am
Friday, October 25th – 10:00 am
Saturday, October 26th – 9:45 am
Sunday, October 27th – TBD
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 Double A Championships in ten full seasons of minor pro hockey. In those ten seasons, Allen has qualified for the playoffs every year but one with five trips to the league finals. Allen is in its sixth season in the ECHL, after playing five years in the now defunct Central Hockey League.