Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild (NHL), and Iowa Wild (AHL), fell in the first game of a four-game series against the Tulsa Oilers on Wednesday night, by a score of 3-2 in overtime, in front of an announced crowd of 1,652 fans at the Allen Event Center.
The Americans were riding a three-game winning streak against the Oilers coming into Wednesday evenings game, only allowing two goals in the last two meetings. Despite the Americans controlling play through two periods, they held a two to one lead headed into the final frame. The Americans, consequently, would give up another goal and ultimately fall in overtime on a goal from Matt Lane.
Tulsa forward Vincent Marleau had a two-point night with the game-tying goal midway through the third period and the primary assist on the game winner in overtime.
Kameron Kielly had a great night in his return to the lineup with two assists on the Americans two goals, including a perfect pass across the slot for the waiting Scott Conway to put home.
Kielly’s linemate Frank DiChiara made his Americans debut and he showed some adept teamwork with Kielly and provided the secondary assist to both of the Americans goals, as well.
The Americans prepare for the second game in the set, Friday night against Tulsa. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.
Gates of Allen Station 3 Stars:
1. TUL – M. Lane
2. ALN – K. Kielly
3. ALN – F. DiChiara
About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club
The Allen Americans are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League‘s Iowa Wild. 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.