Every once in a while, Allen Americans fans get the pleasure of a story from Hall of Fame writer Rick Gosselin. who has been writing about sports for over 50 years including a 27-year career with the Dallas Morning News that ended in 2019. Over his career Rick has covered two summer and one winter Olympics, five world series, five NCAA Final Fours, NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs, MLB and NHL all-star games and a World Cup along with 37 Super Bowls. He is in the writers wing of the NFL Hall of Fame.
– Why is Gosselin writing stories about the Allen Americans? It is pure and simple; he loves the team and has for many years. It is not work but pleasure that gets Rick to Allen games and when he sees a compelling story, he writes it for fun and to help market the team. With his national profile he has a big reach.
– Today’s gem from Rick is about Colton Hargrove, the native Texan who had retired from hockey but through a series of events has become the captain of the Allen Americans and is having the best year and most fun in a long hockey career. For your reading pleasure, “Hockey Fun Again For Colton Hargrove”
If you want to revisit some of the best Gooselin stories from the past, learn more about his career, how he has helped me over the years and how he has helped market the Allen Americans, check out this story I wrote in 2019 when Rick wrote his last column for the Dallas Morning News. In this blog post are links to some of Rick’s best Allen Americans stories including:
“The best coach in the Dallas area is someone you’ve never heard of” (2014)
“So much for being humbled; Allen Americans win third straight championship, first ECHL Kelly Cup” (2015)
“Chad Costello’s elite passing skills has Americans coach saying he shares the quality of Hall of Famer Adam Oates” (2016)
“Allen Americans have best GM in town — and he’s everything Cowboys’ Jerry Jones has aspired to be” (2016)
“Allen Americans aim to do something professional hockey hasn’t seen since the Montreal Canadiens of the 1950’s (2017)
“Allen Americans goalie Riley Gill has a problem; a ticket to the Cotton Bowl to see Western Michigan” (2016)
“How four professional hockey players became firefighters during the season” (2015)
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