Photo – Lauren Lyssy
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, defeated the Tulsa Oilers on Sunday afternoon in overtime by a score of 4-3.
Spencer Asuchak fed Bryan Moore for the game winner with just over two seconds left in overtime to give the Americans the win. It was Moore’s second goal of the season, and first since returning to Allen from San Jose.
“It was big win for us tonight,” said Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson. “I was disappointed we gave up the extra point to a team in the division, but when you play three-in-three like we did you’re going to be tired. We only play with ten forwards and six defenseman in this league, so by the end of the game today our top players were pretty gassed.”
Vincent Arseneau scored for the third game in a row. Spencer Asuchak and Miles Liberati also lit the lamp for the Americans.
The Americans next game will be this Saturday night in Wichita. The club will play five straight games on the road over the next two weeks. The next home game will be on December 1 against the Rapid City Rush.
They Said It – Bryan Moore
Back into the lineup this weekend and you got your second goal on the year, tonight in overtime. Can you walk me through the play?
“I just broke up the play. One of their guys was heading up the ice, and I got a lucky stick right at the red line and the puck went up in the air and I hit it with a high stick and acted like I was gonna play it with my stick so there was a whistle, but they played it and Asuchak got it and we had a 2 on zero. He gave me a great pass and I was able to get it off in time to score. “
Three games in three days and you guys take 5 of the 6 points. Are you happy with those results?
“It would have been a lot nicer to have all 6 points this weekend, but we have plenty of games coming up and we’re going to try to keep going off the things we’re doing right, right now.”
Your teammate Tanner Eberle was traded earlier this afternoon. Can you tell me what he meant to you and the team?
“He was a great guy around the locker room and brought a lot of energy. He was one of my best friends on the team and it sucks to see a guy leave the team that everyone really enjoyed being around. Hopefully he has the best time in Jacksonville and does great things and we look forward to seeing him when we visit them.”
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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.