Americans Box Score
Rapid City, SD – The Allen AMERICANS, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), ended their four-game losing streak with a 6-5 shootout win over the Rapid City Rush on Wednesday night.
Chad Costello scored the game winner in the extra session, punching in a shot to the five-hole to beat Cole Kehler. The Allen C0-Captain was the only scorer in the shootout.
Antoine Bibeau picked up his second win in as many starts for the AMERICANS stopping 40 shots to get the win.
Allen scored two goals on the power play on Wednesday night. Jackson Leppard and Jared Bethune both scored with the man advantage. The Red was 2-for-7 on the power play.
Spencer Asuchak scored his third goal of the year in the third period and extended his point streak to five games with his goal.
“We kept fighting back,” said Asuchak. “Antoine (Bibeau) made some huge saves for us. Especially in the third period and overtime. I’m so happy we could help get him the win. He earned it.”
D-Jay Jerome moved into a tie with Asuchak for the team lead in scoring with a goal and two assists. It was the second three-point game of his young pro career.
Nolen Kneen who missed a lengthy part of last season with an upper body injury made his return to the AMERICANS lineup on Wednesday and scored his first goal of the season, and added an assist on Bethune’s second period equalizer to build up to his +1 night on the ice.
The second game of the three-game series is on Friday night with an 8:05 pm puck drop. Airtime is set for 7:30 pm for AMERICANS 24/7 live coverage of the ECHL Mountain Division matchup. Click here to listen live to the game broadcast for free via AMERICANS 24/7, where you can also tune in around the clock for non-stop coverage of the Red.
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 3 AMERICANS having moved up to play in the NHL.
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