Allen, TX – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, earned a 3-1 victory on Friday evening in front of the home faithful in Allen.
A scoreless first half of the first period would be undone when Branden Troock (15) would snipe it in from near the blue line to put the Americans up 1-0 in the first period. The lead wouldn’t last long, as the Steelheads would solve Allen goalie Luke Peressini to tie it up at one.
The stalemate would last well into the second period, until an errant puck would hit an Idaho defender and end up in the back of the net, as Spencer Asuchak (18) would receive credit for the goal. The Americans would be on the defensive for a majority of the third period. That would change with a two-on-one Allen rush that led to a Jared Bethune shot, which was stopped by Steelheads netminder Colten Point, but the rebound came to J.C. Campagna (6), who put a backhander into the back of the net to put the Americans up 3-1 late. That would be the final tally in the game as the Americans defense continued to stonewall Idaho.
Netminder Luke Peressini would be a wall in front of the net Friday night as he recorded an impressive thirty-one save performance to earn the win. The win would snap a five-game Americans losing streak.
The Americans are back in action Saturday night to finish a two-game series against the Idaho Steelheads before traveling to Tulsa next weekend.
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.