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Game Day Preview: Adirondack Thunder making their first-ever DFW visit

Friday, April 5th
Game Day Preview: Adirondack Thunder making their first-ever DFW visit

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators (NHL), and Belleville Senators (AHL), face the Adirondack Thunder tonight in the first game of a three-game series. The Americans are 2-0 lifetime against Adirondack, winning a pair of games in New York in the 2019-2020 season. Game time tonight is 7:10 PM CDT  

Allen Americans Tonight: 

Pregame Show: 6:50 PM CDT

Puck Drop: 7:10 PM CDT

Watch Live: FLOHOCKEY.TV
Listen Live:  AMERICANS 24/7

On the Call: Tommy Daniels and Maurice Fitzgerald

 

Next Home Game: 4/6/24 vs. Adirondack, 7:10 PM CDT

 

Game Recap: The Americans won their second straight overtime game on Wednesday morning beating Wichita 2-1 in OT.  Jake Wahlin opened the scoring at the 3:50 mark of the opening period scoring his eighth of the season. The goal was reviewed for goalie interference, but the on-ice call stood. The Americans didn’t score their first goal until 6:55 left in regulation when Chaz Smedsrud scored his second professional goal to tie the score 1-1. Moving to overtime Wichita took an inference penalty at the 4:16 mark setting up Liam Finlay’s game winner in overtime. 

Early Morning Success: The Allen Americans improved to 3-1 in morning games this season with a 2-1 overtime victory on Wednesday in Wichita. Allen is 3-0 on the road this year in morning games, with victories in Kansas City, Tulsa, and Wichita. Their only morning loss came on home ice to Kansas City in February.

All-Time Series vs Adirondack: The Allen Americans are 2-0 lifetime against the Adirondack Thunder. Both victories came in December of 2019. On Friday, December 13th the Americans beat the Thunder 4-1 with Tyler Sheehy (9) netting the game winner. Jordan Topping had a pair of goals that night (6,7). Zach Sawchenko got the start and the win. On Saturday, December 14th, the Americans won a wild 13-goal affair beating the Thunder 7-6 in a shootout with Alex Guptill scoring the only goal in the extra session.

Impressive Rookie: Chaz Smedsrud continues his hot play scoring the tying goal on Wednesday morning in Wichita. Since joining the Americans, he has five points in three games (2 goals and 3 assists).

OT Power Play Winner: The Americans went 1-for-3 on the power play Wednesday morning in Wichita, with Liam Finlay scoring the game winner in the extra session. Allen’s power play ranks 11th overall at 20.6 %.

Crone close: Americans forward, and last season’s MVP is close to returning from a lower body injury. He could be back on the ice this weekend against Adirondack.

Chase Perry released by Allen: The Americans released goaltender Chase Perry earlier this week. In 13 games with the Americans this season, Perry had a record of 1-8-1, with an 0.877 save percentage, and 4.84 goals against average.

Comparing Allen and Adirondack

Allen Americans

Home: 13-18-0-0

Away: 16-16-2-1

Overall: 29-34-2-1

Last 10: 4-6-0-0

 

Allen Americans Leaders:

Goals: (24) Colby McAuley

Assists: (36) Kris Myllari  

Points: (59) Colby McAuley

+/-: (+11) Ty Farmer

PIM’s: (172) Mikael Robidoux

 

Adirondack Thunder:

Home: 20-8-3-3

Away: 19-10-2-0

Overall: 39-18-5-3

Last 10: 5-5-0-0

 

Adirondack Thunder Leaders:

Goals: (27) Tristan Ashbrook

Assists: (35) Shane Harper

Points: (52) Shane Harper

+/-: (+20) Colin Felix   

PIM’s (167) Darian Skeoch

  

 

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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) Ottawa Senators

 

Founded in 2009, Championship Hockey is the backbone of the franchise, with the Americans 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. 

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