Wichita, Kansas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), defeated the Wichita Thunder 5-4 on Thursday night at Intrust Bank Arena.
Chad Costello scored twice for Allen, his seventh and eighth goals of the season. His second of the night turned out to be the game-winning goal for the Americans.
“It was a good team win,” noted Costello. “We had several guys on the score sheet. It was a big road win for us, that hopefully leads to a good run.”
Luke Henman made his Allen debut tonight. Henman was assigned to the Americans yesterday by the Seattle Kraken, from the Charlotte Checkers.
Henman scored a goal and added an assist in the Americans victory. The shorthanded goal was the first of his professional career.
Gavin Gould led the way for Allen in the assist category, dishing out three helpers on Thursday night. With the three-point game, he moves into solo possession of second place on the team in scoring with 19 points.
“Good time for us to score like we’re capable of,” said Head Coach Steve Martinson. “We need to continue to work on our defensive game.”
Branden Troock had a two-point game with a goal and an assist. Tyler Poulsen scored his second of the season.
The Americans and Thunder resume the three-game series on Friday night at 7:05 pm from Wichita, Kansas.
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.