For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), made a trade last evening acquiring defenseman Jake Kearley, from the Florida Everblades for future considerations.
Jake Kearley is a big defenseman at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. Kearley grew up near Toronto. In 24 games with the Everblades this season he had two points and 54 penalty minutes.
He played three years of college hockey. One season in the US with the University of Vermont, and two seasons in Canada with the University of Calgary, where he was a teammate of former Americans forward Cain Franson.
With all the injuries right now for the Americans, the team needed healthy bodies. Gavin Gould, Chad Butcher and DJ Jerome are all on the IR. Eric Roy, Jared Bethune, Branden Troock and Zach Hall all missed last Sunday’s game due to an injury.
The Americans return to action on Wednesday night at 7:05 pm against the Wichita Thunder. Tickets are on sale NOW at the Americans Website or call 972-912-1000.
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.
AMERICANS home games are played at the CUTX Event Center, located in The Village at Allen. Parking is free to all fans, and the team’s official post game parties take place nearby at Bar Louie, featuring AMERICANS players and the World Famous “Allen Ice Angels.”
Tickets for home games are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.