Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans took Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday night beating the Fort Wayne Komets by a score of 5-2, in front of a crowd of 2,316 at Allen Event Center.
The Americans jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead with goals from Josh Lammon (2), Scott Conway (2) and Corey Mackin (1). Mackin would add his second of the game before the opening frame ended. Allen outscored Fort Wayne 4-2 after the first period of play and outshot the visitors 18 to 11.
“It was a great start to the series” said Americans forward Scott Conway. “We were well rested and jumped on them early. Those four goals in the first period really set the tone for the game. C.J. (Motte) made the big saves and kept them off the board.”
The Americans were 1 for 6 with the man advantage. Fort Wayne was 0 for 4. Les Lancaster and Corey Mackin led the team in shots on net with six each.
CJ Motte outplayed Dylan Ferguson. Motte stopped 24 of 26 Fort Wayne shots, while Ferguson allowed five goals through the first two periods of play.
Game 2 of the ECHL Western Conference Finals is Saturday night at 7:05 pm. Call 972-912-1000 for TICKETS.
Gates at Allen Station 3 Stars:
1. ALN – C. Mackin
2. ALN – C. Motte
3. ALN – S. Conway
About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club
The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Team is owned by nationally respected “Serial Entrepreneur” Jack D. Gulati, Championship Hockey is the backbone of the Americans franchise since being founded prior to the 2009-10 season, with the Red, White and Blue having captured two ECHL Kelly Cup Championships (2014-15 & 2015-16) and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups (2012-13 & 2013-14). Americans home games are played at the Allen Event Center, which is located in The Village at Allen. Tickets are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.