For Immediate Release:
Friday, April 29, 2022
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), dropped Game 4 to the Rapid City Rush by a score of 4-1 on Friday night in Allen, in front of a packed house of 5,661 at CUTX Event Center.
The Americans only goal came in the opening period at the 6:30 mark when Ben Carroll fired one past the Rush netminder into the net to give the Americans a 1-0 lead. Four minutes later the Rush tied the game when Calder Brooks walked in alone and beat Luke Peressini for his third of the playoffs to tie the score 1-1.
The Rush scored four unanswered goals in the game, one in the second frame and two in the third period to build a 4-1 lead. Rapid City would hold on for the victory grabbing a 3-1 series advantage and putting the Americans in danger of elimination on Saturday night.
“We couldn’t get our offense going tonight,” said Americans forward Spencer Asuchak. We know we have a big hill to climb, but none of us are ready to start our off-season just yet. You will get our best effort of the season on Saturday night.
Neither team could score on the power play on Friday night. The Americans went 0-for-5, while Rapid City was 0-for-6. The Americans have lost back-to-back games in the series and need a win on Saturday to force the games back to Rapid City next week. Puck drop on Saturday night is at 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.