Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild (NHL), and Iowa Wild (AHL), clinched the top spot in the Western Conference on Saturday night with a 4-0 shutout of the Rapid City Rush.
Chad Butcher (7), Corey Mackin (30), Kris Myllari (3) and Kelly Bent (1) provided the offense for the Americans. The victory ensured Allen the number one seed in the Western Conference and a date with the Utah Grizzlies in Round 1.
“We really stepped it up this week starting with a big win over Wichita on Wednesday,” said Americans Co-Captain Spencer Asuchak. “We had our sights set on the top spot and knew if we played our game, we had a solid chance to take it.”
The Americans open the postseason on Tuesday night at Allen Event Center. Game 2 will be on Wednesday night at home with both games starting at 7:05 pm.
About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club
The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Team 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.