For Immediate Release:
Saturday, April 2nd
Tulsa, Oklahoma – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), lost to the Tulsa Oilers 4-1 in the first game of a back-to-back on Saturday night in Oklahoma.
The Oilers jumped on the Americans for three quick goals in the first period and had a 3-0 lead six minutes in. Alex Gilmour (16), Dougie Lagrone (10), and Maxim Golod (4) all lit the lamp for Tulsa. The Americans finally got on the board two minutes later when Jackson Leppard (18) found a space in between the pads of Daniel Mannella, but that would be the last goal the Americans would score on the night.
“We got off to a tough start tonight,” said Americans Captain Spencer Asuchak. “We left our goalie out to dry. He played spectacular tonight and we didn’t do enough to help him.”
The Oilers outshot the Americans 43-21 for the game. Penalties were also a big factor. 46 total for the Americans compared to 22 for Tulsa.
The same two clubs battle it out on Sunday afternoon in Allen at 2:05 pm. Get your tickets online 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.
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.