AMERICANS BEAT GROWLERS WITH BROOM IN HAND
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), defeated the Newfoundland Growlers on Sunday afternoon 4-2, sweeping the three-game weekend series in front of 2,170 fans in Allen.
Rookie netminder Luke Peressini made his Allen debut stopping 35 shots in the Americans victory. Peressini had the second assist on Chad Costello’s empty-net goal, collecting his first professional win and first pro point.
“I was nervous out there for sure,” said Peressini, following the game. It’s tough walking into a new room not knowing many of the guys and then going out and trying to help the team get the win. The boys played hard in front of me and helped secure the victory. It was a long airplane ride from Boston. I’ll sleep well tonight.”
Jackson Leppard, Tyler Poulsen, Chad Costello, and Kris Myllari provided the Americans offense on Sunday afternoon. Kris Myllari’s goal was the game winner for the Americans. He has four goals on the season, and all four have been game winners.
“It was a team effort this afternoon” noted Myllari. “This was a big weekend for us. We just swept one of the best teams in the league. A weekend like this goes a long way.”
After going without a power play opportunity on Saturday night, the Americans had five on Sunday afternoon going 1-for-5.
The Americans continue the homestand next Wednesday night against division rival the Wichita Thunder at 7;05 p.m. 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 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.