Photo – John Howe
Postgame Recap – Tyler Dowd
Independence, MO – The Americans fell to the Kansas City Mavericks tonight by a score of 4-1 to split the weekend series against them.
In a first period that was dominated by the goalies, the Americans looked to use their speed and stamina to their advantage against a short Mavericks bench. The shots were 18-11 at the end of the first, but remained scoreless largely due to multiple nice saves made by Jeremy Brodeur.
In the second, the Americans fell into some penalty trouble. It wasn’t until 6:10 left in the second period that the Mavericks opened up the scoring in the game with a power play goal. Five minutes later, the Mavericks scored another power play goal making the game 2-0.
The Mavericks scored first again in the third period, jumping out to a 3-0 lead; all three goals coming on the power play. It wasn’t until 6 minutes left in the third that the Americans were able to get on the board with a goal scored by Vincent Arseneau. But the Mavericks answered back, with an even-strength goal this time, to make the score 4-1, and that is how the game concluded.
The Americans are in Tulsa on December 16th for a face-off against the Tulsa Oilers.
The Americans return home for games on December 19th and 20th for another pair against the Kansas City Mavericks. Get you seats NOW. Call 972-912-1000 or visit Allen Event Center Box Office
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.