Allen, Texas -The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), won their third straight game defeating the Idaho Steelheads on New Years Day by a score of 3-2.
Chad Butcher scored the game-winning goal, his first of the season with 1:27 left in regulation to give the Americans their first lead of the game. Butcher took a pass from Branden Troock and beat Idaho goalie Jake Kupsky on the Americans 20th shot of the game.
“It was a great feeling to see that puck go in the net,” said Americans forward Chad Butcher, on the Americans postgame show. “We never gave up tonight. Hayden (Lavigne) made some big saves for us down the stretch. We earned this win. Now we need to get some rest and get right back at it tomorrow afternoon.”
The Americans penalty kill, led by goalie Hayden Lavigne, was the biggest part of the Americans game on Saturday night. Idaho went just 1-for7 with the man advantage. Lavigne stopped 35-of-37 shots to get the win. He was voted the number one star of the game.
Spencer Asuchak scored for the second game in a row, while forward Branden Troock scored for the third straight game. He has five goals in his last three outings.
The same two clubs play on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 pm. Call 972-912-1000 for tickets!
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.
Tickets for home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.
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