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For Immediate Release:

Sunday, December 5, 2021

TWO LATE SECOND PERIOD GOALS THE DIFFERENCE IN LOSS TO RAPID CITY

Americans Box Score

Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, dropped a 4-1 decision to the Rapid City Rush on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,348 in Allen.

Rapid City scored two times late in the second period to build a 3-1 lead. Stephen Baylis and Brett Gravelle scored a minute apart to build the two-goal cushion. The Americans had no answer for Rush goalie David Tendeck, who won for just the second time this season.

“We played well enough to win the game,” said Americans forward Chad Costello. “A minute stretch in the second period was the difference in the game.

Allen outshot Rapid City 13-5 in the third frame and 37-24 for the game. The only Americans goal came on the power play in the second period off the stick of Eric Roy, his second of the season. Francis Marotte made the start and took the loss in net for the Americans stopping 20 of 23 shots he faced.

The Americans return to action on Thursday night in Wichita, The Americans next home game is next Sunday afternoon at 4:05 pm. TICKETS!

About the Allen AMERICANS

The Allen AMERICANS PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY CLUB is a member of the ECHL, the world’s top Double-A hockey league, and is the affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Seattle Kraken.

The AMERICANS are a year-round interactive lifestyle brand, dedicated to our fans, partners, and the North Texas community. Beyond the sport, ice hockey connects people and improves the quality of life for all who play and watch.

Founded in 2009, the club is owned by Jack D. Gulati, known internationally as the “Serial Entrepreneur.” Championship Hockey is the backbone of the franchise, with the Red having captured back-to-back ECHL Kelly Cup Championships in 2014-15 & 2015-16 and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups in 2012-13 & 2013-14. Over the years, more than 323 players have worn the Red Sweater, with 3 AMERICANS having moved up to play in the NHL.

AMERICANS home games are played at the CUTX Event Center, located in The Village at Allen. Parking is free to all fans, and the team’s official post game parties take place nearby at Bar Louie, featuring AMERICANS players and the World Famous “Allen Ice Angels.”

Tickets for home games are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.