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Americans beat Rapid City in overtime to even the series

Sunday, April 24th
Peressini save

For Immediate Release:

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Americans Box Score

Rapid City, SD – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), evened their first-round series with the Rapid City Rush at 1-1, after a 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday night.

Ben Carroll scored the game winning goal at 14:34 of the first overtime period taking a pass from Jackson Leppard,  firing the puck into the Rush net for his first of the playoffs.

“We never gave up on this one,” said Allen Captain Spencer Asuchak. “We couldn’t afford to go down 0-2 in the series. Troock scored a huge goal late in the third period to give us the confidence, and we got it done.”

The Rush outshot the Americans 63-to-31 for the night. Americans rookie netminder Luke Peressini with an Americans record 60 saves to get the win.

Rapid City had eight power play opportunities (1-for-8), compared to the Americans’ three (0-for3).

Chad Costello (2), and Colby McAuley (1), had the other Allen goals. Costello’s goal was his second of the playoffs.

The series shifts to Credit Union of Texas Event Center on Tuesday night for Game 3. Get your seats today on the Americans Website.

ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs Round One vs. Rapid City Rush (Best of Seven Series)

#2 Rapid City Rush  vs. #3 Allen Americans Game 1 – Rapid City 3 vs. Allen 2, FinalGame 2 – Allen 4 at Rapid City 3 Final OTGame 3 – Tuesday, April 26 at 7:05 p.m. CT at AllenGame 4 – Friday, April 29 at 7:05 p.m. CT at AllenGame 5 – Saturday, April 30 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Allen (If Necessary)Game 6 – Monday, May 2 at 7:05 p.m. MT at Rapid City (If Necessary)Game 7 – Wednesday, May 4 at 7:05 p.m. MT at Rapid City (If Necessary)

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.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
NATIONAL HOCKEY MONTH CELEBRATION
Friday, March 1st
NATIONAL HOCKEY MONTH CELEBRATION
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM CST
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Tulsa Oilers
TUL Tulsa Oilers
at
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
PUCKS N' PAWS/BISCUIT'S BIRTHDAY BASH
Sunday, March 3rd
PUCKS N' PAWS/BISCUIT'S BIRTHDAY BASH
Puck Drops:
2:10 PM CST
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Wichita Thunder
WIC Wichita Thunder
at
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
RED OUT NIGHT (Wear Red)
Friday, March 8th
RED OUT NIGHT (Wear Red)
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM CST
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Kansas City Mavericks
KC Kansas City Mavericks
at
Allen Americans
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