For Immediate Release:
Friday, October 4th, 2019
Photo – John Howe
Independence, Missouri – The Allen Americans opened and closed the preseason with a 3-2 overtime victory at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Friday night, beating the Kansas City Mavericks. Gabe Gagne scored the game-winner just 39 seconds into the overtime period.
The Americans outscored the Mavericks 2-1 in the second period on goals from Alex Breton (1) and Jordan Topping (1). Allen starter Jake Paterson was outstanding in just over 33 minutes of work stopping 18 of 19 shots he faced. Rookie Evan Weninger came on in the second period and stopped 13 of 14 shots in just over 27 minutes of play, as the Americans duo stopped 31 of 33 shots in the game.
“We made the most of our opportunities,” said Allen defenseman Alex Breton. “Both goalies were outstanding making the big saves.”
Americans newcomer Gabe Gagne scored early in the overtime period to give Allen the win. Brett Pollock had the lone assist on the game winner. Both Gabe Gagne and Alex Breton each had a goal and an assist. The Americans will hit the ice tomorrow afternoon at 3:15 pm for the Red vs. White scrimmage.
1. ALN – G. Gagne
2. ALN – A. Breton
3. KC – K. McKernan
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