For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 25th, 2022
Toledo, Walleye – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate Seattle Kraken (NHL), defeated the Toledo Walleye on Friday night by a score of 4-3, in front of a packed house of 7,441 at the Huntington Center.
Branden Troock opened the scoring for Allen at 1:41 of the opening period, his 18th of the season. Troock had one of his best night’s in an Allen sweater with two goals and an assist with just three shots on net. Troock added his second of the night in the second period and assisted on Spencer Asuchak’s 22nd of the season.
“Our line was flying tonight,” said Troock. “We have a lot of speed on our line, and if they give us the room, we’re going to make them pay. It’s a great start to the series, but we have two more games to win.”
Luke Peressini was spectacular again stopping 41 shots in the victory. The reigning Warrior Hockey ECHL Goalie of the Week picked up his 9th win on the season.
Spencer Asuchak (22) and Josh Winquist (10) also scored for the Americans, who improved to 2-0 lifetime against the Walleye.
There were no penalties in the game, which took just under two and a half hours to play. The same two teams battle it out on Saturday night in Ohio. The puck drops at 6:15 pm CST on Saturday night.
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.