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Game Recap: Americans beat Oilers 5-3

Thursday, January 12th
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Americans Box Score

Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, proud ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators (NHL), beat the Tulsa Oilers on Wednesday night 5-3 ending their two-game losing streak in front of 1,776 at the Classic of Texoma Rink of Red.

After Tulsa scored 29 seconds into the game, the Americans responded with back-to-back goals to grab a 2-1 lead after the opening period. Jackson Leppard scored his third of the season at the 5:10 mark deflecting one past Oilers goalie Colton EllisChad Butcher netted his first of the year at 12:54 of the opening frame assisted by Xavier Bernard and Jack Combs,

The Americans outscored Tulsa 2-1 in the second frame with goals from Jack Combs and Colton Hargrove to build a 4-2 lead. The Americans outshot Tulsa 31-17 through two periods of play.

Tulsa cut the lead to 4-3 scoring with the extra attacker with less than a minute to go, but the Americans led by Hank Crone’s three-point night scored an empty netter to beat the Oilers 5-3.

The Americans outshot Tulsa 37-26 for the game. Allen had the only power play goal of the game going 1-for-3.

The team will travel to Wichita tomorrow and play the Wichita Thunder on Friday and Saturday at Intrust Bank Arena.

Postgame Quotes:

Chad Costello: “We started a little slow and then turned it on. We outplayed them most of the night. Our top players came to play and were rewarded.”

Chase Perry: “I’m excited to join my new team. I was impressed watching them on the ice tonight. We have a lot of talent on our roster and I’m ready to help this team win.”

Three Stars:1. ALN – C. Hargrove2. ALN – J. Combs3. ALN – H. Crone

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
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at
Allen Americans
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PUCKS N' PAWS/BISCUIT'S BIRTHDAY BASH
Sunday, March 3rd
PUCKS N' PAWS/BISCUIT'S BIRTHDAY BASH
Puck Drops:
2:10 PM CST
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Wichita Thunder
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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
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