Jack Combs To Lead Team On The Bench For Games Against The Rush

ALLEN — Allen AMERICANS head coach | General Manager Steve Martinson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the team’s road trip to Rapid City, SD this week and the games Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday against the Rush.

Martinson said Tuesday he was tested for the coronavirus on Monday after developing mild symptoms during the day.

“I’m disappointed that I will not be with our team this week when we travel to Rapid City, but I’m grateful that I’m vaccinated and am only experiencing mild cold symptoms at this time,” he said in a statement.

Injured player Jack Combs will be in charge on the bench during Martinson’s absence and will be assisted by co-captain Chad Costello.

Martinson hopes to return to the team as soon as he clears ECHL Covid-19 protocols.

The AMERICANS are on the road again next weekend in Boise for a three-game set against the Idaho Steelheads, November 24, 26 and 27.

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.

About the Americans

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.