Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans dropped a 3-2 decision on Wednesday night at Rushmore Civic Center Plaza to the Rapid City Rush. Rapid City ended their six-game losing streak with the one-goal victory.
The Americans goals came far apart on Wednesday night with Josh Lammon scoring his first of the season shorthanded late in the opening frame. The Americans didn’t score again until late in the third period when Jake McGrew scored his sixth of the year on the power play at 17:38 to cut the lead to one goal 3-2. Unfortunately, the Americans were never able to get the equalizer as the Rush took game one of the three-game series.
“It was a tough night for us, said Americans forward Josh Lammon. “We had so many good scoring chances but couldn’t get that tying goal.”
The Americans outshot Rapid City by eight, 36 to 28 and made the most of their special team’s chances with a power play and shorthanded goal.
Game two of the three-game series is on Friday night at 8:05 pm CST. The Americans return home to the Allen Event Center on January 15th, 16th and 17th against Wichita.
1. RC – G. Chabot
2. RC – P. Quenneville
3. RC – A. Carlson
About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club
The Allen Americans are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League‘s Iowa Wild. Owned by nationally respected “Serial Entrepreneur” Jack D. Gulati, Championship Hockey is the backbone of the Americans franchise since being founded prior to the 2009-10 season, with the Red, White and Blue having captured two ECHL Kelly Cup Championships (2014-15 & 2015-16) and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups (2012-13 & 2013-14). Americans home games are played at the Allen Event Center, which is located in The Village at Allen. Tickets are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.