Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild (NHL), Iowa Wild (AHL), lost a close battle to the Wichita Thunder on Friday night in Allen by a score of 4-3 in overtime, in front of a great crowd of 2,359 at Allen Event Center.
Spencer Asuchak, Conner Bleackley and Zane Franklin all lit the lamp in the opening frame as the Americans scored three unanswered goals to grab a 3-1 lead after one period of play. Wichita opened the scoring 59 seconds into the game, but the Americans quickly turned things in their favor. Wichita outshot Allen 14 to 12 in the opening period.
Wichita had command in the second frame scoring twice to even the score at 3-3 and outshoot the Americans 15 to 6 in that second period.
After a scoreless third period the two teams headed to overtime with each taking a point. Both teams had their chances in the extra session, but it was Wichita taking the second and final point on the night as Gordie Green knocked one in past Jake Paterson to give the Wichita Thunder a 4-3 victory.
The same two teams battle it out on Saturday night in Wichita at 7:05 pm. Watch the game on FloHockey TV and listen on the all-new Americans 24/7.
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