Independence, MO – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, dropped a 7-5 decision to the Kansas City Mavericks on Saturday night in a wild affair at Cable Dahmer Arena.
What was a tight game through the first 40 minutes of play turned ugly in the third period. Kansas City made a one-goal game, a four-goal KC lead, scoring two goals in 21 seconds to go up 6-2. The Americans playing shorthanded on Saturday night were not going away quietly. Chad Costello and D-Jay Jerome scored 37-seconds apart to make it 6-4. Ryan Lohin added his second of the night at 17:12 of the final frame to cut the lead to one at 6-5, but unfortunately the Americans could not get the tying goal instead giving up an empty netter late in a 7-5 loss to the Mavericks.
“We shot ourselves in both feet,” noted Allen Americans Head Coach and GM Steve Martinson. “We didn’t quit and made it a close game in the third period, but we also put ourselves in that position.”
The two teams combined for 71 penalty minutes on Saturday, with 47 of those 71 coming from Allen.
The Americans played without leading scorer Jack Combs, who missed the game with an upper-body injury. He’s day-to-day.
D-Jay Jerome was the best player on the ice for Allen with his first two career goals and an assist.
Francis Marotte made the start and suffered the loss stopping 34 shots.
Ryan Lohin leads the team in goals with six adding two to his total on the season. He had three shots on goal.
The Americans are back on the road next Friday against the Wichita Thunder. The Americans have dropped three of their last four games.
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.