Kansas City, Missouri – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), lost to the Kansas City Mavericks on Saturday night 3-2 in a shootout in front of 3,644 at Cable Dahmer Arena.
The Americans blew a 2-0 lead, giving up the tying goal in the third period to even the game at 2-2. It was a shorthanded goal, the league-leading 12th shorthanded goal this season given up by the Americans.
“Frustrating loss tonight,” said Americans Captain Spencer Asuchak. “I know things are not going our way right now, but we believe in the guys in our room. We will get this turned around sooner than later.”
Jack Combs and Branden Troock provided the only goals for Allen. Troock had a goal and an assist in the loss.
Hayden Lavigne was solid in net for the Americans stopping 37 shots. Kansas City cashed in on both opportunities in the shootout. The Americans were 0-for2.
With the loss on Saturday night, the Americans losing streak has reached four games although the team has picked up two points in both losses this weekend.
The Americans play the third and final game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon in Tulsa.
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 4 AMERICANS having moved up to play in the NHL.
Tickets for home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.