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March 17, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen Americans (22-37-4-2; 50 points) vs. Wichita Thunder (24-28-6-3; 57 points) 4:05 pm CST

Tonight, the Allen Americans and the Wichita Thunder open a one-game series. The Americans have won the last four games between the two teams. Allen is [6-2-0-2] this season against the Thunder. Zach Pochiro leads the Americans with 33 goals.

Last Game against Wichita:

The last time Allen and Wichita met was in February at Intrust Bank Arena. The Americans won the game 2-0 behind a Kyle Hayton shutout. Riley Bourbonnais and Alex Breton were the goal scorers that evening. Both are currently in the American Hockey League.

Americans Notables:

Zach Pochiro is tied for the league lead with 13 power play goals.

Dante Salituro leads the team in assists with 33.

Lukas Hafner won his first game in an Allen uniform on March 9th.

C.J. Motte is third in the league in total minutes with 2218.

Defenseman Curt Goal is third in the league with 209 penalty minutes.

Wichita Notables:

Steven Iacobellis leads the Thunder with 60 points.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie leads the Thunder with 176 penalty minutes.

The Thunder are [21-9-3-2] when scoring first.

Goaltender Dylan Wells record is [12-5-2] this season.

Final Thoughts:

Allen has been shut out two of their last four games.

When the Americans outshoot their opponent, they are [8-7-0-1].

Games prior to 6:00 pm, Allen is [6-3-1-1].

Wichita is [10-16-4-2] on the road this year.

Wichita has won two straight games.

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David Makowski (back) and Josh Atkinson of the Allen Americans battle the Wichita Thunder
David Makowski (back) and Josh Atkinson of the Allen Americans battle the Wichita Thunder

(Ed Bailey)

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