Rapid City, SD – The Americans jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period, but that would be the last goal they would score in a 6-1 loss to the Rapid City Rush on Friday night.
Spencer Asuchak extended his point streak to six games with his fourth goal of the year in the opening frame, a power play goal from Chad Costello and Gavin Gould at the 3:51 mark of the game, and the Americans had a 1-0 lead after the first period.
Rapid City would score the next six goals in the game. Logan Nelson had a pair for the Rush, who evened the series at a game each with a five-goal victory.
“It was disappointing,” said Americans forward Chad Costello. “Things really changed in the second period. Losing our goalie Antoine Bibeau was a big blow. He made some big saves before he left the game. Rapid City took advantage of some mistakes and that was the difference in the game.”
Antoine Bibeau (injured) left the game after four minutes of the second period giving way to Hayden Lavigne. He had 18 saves on 22 shots in relief.
The Americans had the only power play goal of the hockey game going 1-for-4 with the man advantage. Rapid City was 0-for-3.
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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.
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.
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