Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), face the Wichita Thunder tonight at 7:05 pm at Intrust Bank Arena.
The Americans are coming off a 4-1 home loss to the Rapid City Rush on Sunday afternoon. The Americans have been a better road team this season with a 4-4-1 record away from Allen. The team will play back-to-back games in Wichita tonight and Friday.
The Americans will have a new face in the lineup tonight with the addition of forward Luke Henman, who was assigned to Allen yesterday by the Seattle Kraken, from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).
“Luke (Henman) is a skilled forward”, said Americans Head Coach and General Manager Steve Martinson, during his pregame interview this morning. “He’s a smart player that gives us more scoring depth. He led his team in scoring in junior hockey.”
The Americans also made a trade today sending defenseman Josh Burnside to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, for future considerations. Burnside had three points in 15 games for the Americans.
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.