For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), defeated the Wichita Thunder on Wednesday night by a 4-1 score in Allen, in front of 2,926 Americans fans.
Jared Bethune scored two goals in the game, his sixth and seventh of the season. His first goal of the night was a highlight reel goal stealing the puck behind the Wichita net and beating Thunder goalie Jake Theut, for the eventual game winner for Allen.
“I tried to get the puck to the front of the net as quickly as I could,” said Jared Bethune. “It gave us the 2-0 lead at the time, and gave our line a lot of confidence. It was the first time the three of us played together.”
Phil Beaulieu and JC Campagna had the other goals for Allen. It was Campagna’s 10th goal of the season in just 13 games since returning to the Americans.
“It was a great team effort all around, said Captain Spencer Asuchak. “Great job by everyone, especially our younger guys and Peressini (Luke) in net. We need to keep building off this victory.”
Luke Peressini made the start and earned the win for the Americans, his sixth victory of the year. Peressini stopped 24 of 25 Wichita shots.
The Americans continue their Mountain Division play on Thursday night as the Tulsa Oilers come to Allen. Game time is 7:05 pm.
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.