For Immediate Release:
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), dropped a 3-2 decision to the Cincinnati Cyclones on Thursday night in front of an announced crowd of 4, 134 in the Queen City.
The Americans were down 3-0 in the second period when JD Dudek found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season. Jake Kearley and Jack Combs had the assists on the Allen goal.
The Americans were 1-for2 on the power play cashing in midway through the final frame as Chad Costello scored his 22nd goal of the season. Kris Myllari and Spencer Asuchak had the helpers.
The Americans pulled Antoine Bibeau late in the final frame in favor of the extra attacker but were unable to get the equalizer. The loss was the third in a row for the Americans. Allen and Cincinnati will battle two more times this weekend. Game two of the three-game series is on Saturday night.
Nolan Kneen and Branden Troock were held off the scoresheet in their return to the Allen lineup. Josh Winquist was a minus one with no shots on goal in his Allen debut. Antoine Bibeau stopped 32-of-35 Cincinnati shots suffering the loss.
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.