ALLEN, TX, October 28, 2021 – The Allen AMERICANS Professional Hockey Club, “AA” affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, shared details of the second annual LEGACY NIGHT to be held this Saturday night, October 30, 2021 as the Red hosts the Utah Grizzlies.
The event is part of the AMERICANS HOCKEY WEEKEND, presented by ELLEN’S Restaurant.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the naming of this annual event for former AMERICANS Fan Club President Lisa Below who passed away during the offseason. The name of the event moving forward will be “The Lisa Below Memorial AMERICANS LEGACY NIGHT.”
“Lisa invested her time and love for Allen Americans Hockey since year one”, noted the Below family. “From her time as Fan Club President onward, what she valued most was relationships. Those with staff, players and their families, and other fans. Lisa’s legacy was all about making friends into family. We are proud and blessed to call the Allen American community our family and look forward to carrying her legacy on by supporting our boys in red. Thank you to the Americans organization for recognizing Lisa in this special way.”
An additional special announcement will be made at the game on Saturday night, in association with AMERICANS Corporate Partner Advocacy Behavior Consulting.
Some of the biggest names in AMERICANS history will be back at the #RinkOfRed on Saturday night.
- Erik Adams, who was a part of the Americans opening night roster in 2009-2010, and then was an Assistant Coach for three season
- Fan favorite and Two-Time Presidents Cup Championship winner Daryl Bootland, who played in Allen from 2012 to 2014
- The greatest ECHL postseason goalie of all-time and AMERICANS, Retired Jersey #30, Riley Gill
- Two-Time Kelly Cup Champion Aaron Gens
- Former AMERICANS Captain Joel Chouinard, 2016 to 2019
- Nolan Descoteaux, who was a part of the AMERICANS Kelly Cup Championship team in 2014-15
- Mathieu Aubin, who played with the Americans in 2017-2018
AMERICANS Alumni Schedule of Appearances | Saturday, October 30
5:30-6:30 p.m. HAVE A BEER WITH THE RED AT BAR LOUIE* featuring Erik Adams, Daryl Bootland, Riley Gill, Aaron Gens, Joel Chouinard, Nolan Descoteaux, Mathieu Aubin (*appearances subject to change)
First Intermission ALUMNI PLAYER Rink of Red Appearance in the Classic of Texoma Chevy Silverado, wrapped by Car Wrap City
Second Intermission ALUMNI PLAYER Photo Ops at the Coors Light Season Ticket Member Club, located on the West Concourse of the CUTX Event Center
Also appearing is Brooklyn Rivera, the reigning 2021 Mrs. America and former three-time AMERICANS Ice Angel. She will be signing autographs in the Coors Light Season Ticket Member Club from 6:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. She will also perform the Star-Spangled Banner, presented by Advocacy Behavioral Consulting, at approximately 7:03 p.m.
“With a legacy as rich as the one that we’ve built in the 12-year history of the Allen AMERICANS, it’s important to take a night each season and look back at the folks who have made this organization what it is today,” said Tommy Daniels, AMERICANS Vice President of Broadcasting & Communications and the longest-tenured employee of the club. “Lisa Below personified everything you want from a fan. She was a leader who made a huge difference in the Allen Experience for the players who she made a part of her life. Lisa’s mom Tammy, her husband John, and daughter Whitley are a big part of our family, and we will gratefully honor Lisa’s memory with this tribute.”
2021-22 Season Ticket Members and Premium Seating Patrons will all be invited on the ice for a group photo with the AMERICANS player alumni. Fans may enter through the Northeast Rink Entry at Section 107.
The AMERICANS continue their championship campaign in #SeasonXIII on October 30 (7:05 p.m.) and October 31 (2:05 p.m.), facing off against the Utah Grizzlies. For tickets, visit Allenamericans.com/tickets or call 972-912-1000.
About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club
Founded in 2009 and owned by nationally respected entrepreneur Jack D. Gulati, The Allen AMERICANS Professional Hockey Club is dedicated to excellence on and off the ice, having captured two ECHL Kelly Cup Championships (2015 & 2016) and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups (2013 & 2014). AMERICANS home games are played at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center (previously the Allen Event Center) in The Village at Allen. Tickets are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.