Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), fell to the Kansas City Mavericks in overtime 3-2 on Friday night in Allen.
The Americans battled back on two occasions to tie the score. Nolan Kneen evened the game at 1-1 early in the third period with a blast from the outside for his fifth goal of the season. Then after Kansas City grabbed the lead again in the final frame Ryan Lohin netted his eighth of the season on the power play to even the game again at 2-2.
The game went to overtime for the second time between the two teams in the last three meetings, but on this night, it was Kansas City getting the extra point as KC defenseman Tommy Muck walked in and beat Francis Marotte for the game winner, his fourth goal of the season.
“Disappointing ending,” noted Americans defenseman Nolan Kneen. “We didn’t get enough shots on net tonight, and that must change tomorrow. The point we earned was huge, but not a good enough effort by us.”
The Americans travel to Wichita for a Saturday night game against the Wichita Thunder. Wichita was beaten by Tulsa on Friday night 8-2.
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.