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2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016

Championship hockey is the backbone of the franchise. Since the founding season in 2009, the Americans have captured four league championships: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The Americans have seen many former players have success in the NHL, such as 2023 Stanley Cup Winner Alec Martinez. 




The organization’s first championship came in 2013 when the AMERICANS captured the Central Hockey League (CHL) Presidents Cup.

The 2013 Championship came in a  dramatic double-overtime Game 7 against the Wichita Thunder. With Wichita up 2-0 in the third period, the AMERICANS scored two goals in the final half of the frame. Jarret Lukin opened the scoring, at the halfway point of the period, to cut the lead to 2-1. The game would remain that way until two and a half minutes left in regulation, when defenseman Trevor Hendrikx blasted a slap shot from the outside that found the back of the net to tie the game at 2-2. The AMERICANS didn’t wait long in the extra session to end the game, as Todd Robinson fired a shot from along the right-wing boards just over two minutes into overtime that beat Wichita goalie Torrie Jung. That historic shot gave Allen its first title with a 3-2 win. American-born forward Brian McMillin was named the CHL Playoffs MVP.



The AMERICANS would be the last team standing again in 2014. After losing game one to Denver on the road, the AMERICANS responded by winning four straight games, two of which came in overtime, to claim their second straight Presidents Cup Championship. Game 2 hero Jamie Schaafsma scored two goals, including the game winner in OT, and was named the playoffs MVP.a-a-c-h-l13-64cd5a9703759.jpg



The 2014-2015 season saw the AMERICANS and six other teams from the Central Hockey League join the ECHL. Allen had another great roster assembled that included the league’s scoring champ, Chad Costello. The excitement started in the Western Conference Finals in 2015, where the team trailed the Ontario Reign 2-1 in the series, and were down 2-1 in game 5 before mounting their amazing comeback. Allen outscored Ontario 5-0 in the third period, with two of the five goals coming off the stick of Spencer Asuchak, for a 6-2 Allen victory. The AMERICANS took Games 6 & 7 back in Allen to advance to their third straight finals appearance.

The AMERICANS and South Carolina Stingrays met for the first time ever and split the first two games of the ECHL’s Kelly Cup Finals in Allen. After losing Game 1, Gary Steffes would step up as the hero in Game 2 with two goals. Allen fell in Game 3 on home ice and headed to South Carolina for the next three. Allen won back to back games at the North Charleston Coliseum, with Vincent Arseneau scoring the double overtime winner in Game 4 to even the series, followed by Greger Hanson’s overtime winner in Game 5 to give Allen the 3-2 series lead. South Carolina would take Game 6 at home before the series shifted back to Allen for Game 7. The Americans jumped on the Stingrays early and often in that final game, cruising to a 6-1 victory and claiming their first Kelly Cup Championship and third league title in a row. Greger Hanson was named playoffs MVP, finishing third overall in the postseason scoring race with 29 points.a-a-e-c-h-l15-64cd5b1f54088.jpg



The AMERICANS made it four straight trips to a League Championship Series at the end of the 2015-16 season as it was Allen’s first ever playoff matchup against the Wheeling Nailers. Much like the year before, the AMERICANS would split the first two games on home ice, winning Game 1 and dropping Game 2. The series was physical as it shifted to West Virginia for three straight games in the thin mountain air of the Appalachians.

The Nailers would grab their only lead in the series with a 3-2 win in Game 3. From that point on, the AMERICANS took control of the series as Allen won three straight games, two in Wheeling, and the final victory coming at Allen Event Center in Game 6. The AMERICANS beat the Nailers 4-2 in the series clincher to claim their second straight Kelly Cup, and fourth championship in a row. Chad Costello won his first ever Playoffs MVP, leading the league in postseason scoring with 36 points.a-a-e-c-h-l16-949x633-64cd5b61a5956.jpg

Team Captains:

2023-24 | Colton Hargrove & Kris Myllari

2022-23 | Spencer Asuchak & Colton Hargrove

2021-22 | Spencer Asuchak & Chad Costello

2020-21 | Spencer Asuchak & Dyson Stevenson

2019-20 | Jared VanWormer

2018-19 | Joel Chouinard

2017-18 | Joel Chouinard

2016-17 | Chad Costello & Gary Steffes

2015-16 | Chad Costello & Gary Steffes

2014-15 | Jamie Schaafsma

2013-14 | Mike Berube

2012-13 | Jason Deitsch

2011-12 | Jason Deitsch

2010-11 | Tobias Whelan

2009-10 | Jarret Lukin

Retired Jersey Numbers:

12: Gary Steffes

13: Chad Costello

30: Riley Gill

Current Americans at a Glance:

Owners: Myles & La Sonjia Jack, 2023 - Present
President: Jonny Mydra, 2022 - Present
Head Coach: Chad Costello, 2022 - Present
Captains: Colton Hargrove & Kris Myllari