Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild (NHL) and Iowa Wild (AHL), won a thriller on Thursday night at Allen Event Center 3-2 in a shootout.
Colby McAuley continued his hot stretch by scoring two more goals, his fifth and six of the season. McAuley tied the game twice for Allen. He also led the team in shots on goal on Thursday night with six.
“Things are going well right now,” said Colby McAuley. “This was a tough battle from the start. We fought our way back two times tonight and there was no way we were going to lose this one.”
Matthew Boucher scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season for the Grizzlies. Boucher was named the ECHL Player of the Week on Monday. Allen went 1 for 5 on the power play, while Utah was 0 for 4.
Samuel Laberge scored the only goal in the shootout for the Americans, taking the number one star of the game.
The same two teams square off on Friday night at 7:05 pm. The Americans ended their two-game losing streak.
About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club
The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club is 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.