Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, defeated the Rapid City Rush on Friday night by a score of 4-2, in front of a crowd of 3,182 at Rushmore Civic Center.

Corey Mackin scored twice for Allen on Friday night, his fourth and fifth goals of the season. The second Mackin goal was originally credited to Matt Register, but later changed to Mackin.

For the second game in a row the Americans scored a shorthanded goal, and for the second game in a row it was Josh Lammon delivering the goods. Lammon scored late in the third period on a shorthanded, empty-net goal.

“This was a complete team win for us tonight,” said Americans forward Joshua Lammon. “It wasn’t a great start, but we finished strong. C.J Motte was great in his return to play.”

The Americans look for the series win on Saturday night at 8:05 pm CST. The Americans return home on January 15th, 16th and 17th against the Wichita Thunder.

Allen at Rapid City Box Score

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 or by calling 972-912-1000.