Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today that the club will host two preseason games at the Allen Event Center Community Rink on Friday, October 6th at 8:45 PM and Saturday, October 7th at 5:30 PM against the Kansas City Mavericks. Details on tickets coming soon
This will be the first preseason game in Allen in three seasons. The Americans have played road preseason games against the Wichita Thunder the last two years.
“It’s great that we’re finally getting preseason games again,” said Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson. “We have a lot of new players to evaluate. You need games to find the best combinations.”
This will be the first chance for fans to welcome back forwards Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Jonathan Lessard, as well as see the reigning ECHL Goalie of the Year, Riley Gill, back in action.
The Americans open the regular season on Friday, October 13th in Rapid City, with the home opener on Saturday, October 21st against Orlando. Click here for the complete 2017-2018 schedule.
The team will hold a Season Ticket Holder pickup on Saturday, October 7th from 12 PM through the end of the preseason game. For more information call 972-912-1000.
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